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9th Marine Aircraft Wing

The 9th Marine Aircraft Wing was an aviation unit of the United States Marine Corps based at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina. They were activated during World War II as a training unit for Marine Aviation personnel headed to the Pacific Theater.[1]

9th Marine Aircraft WIng
9th MAW never had an official insignia
Active April 1, 1944 – March 1946
Country United States
Branch USMC
Type Marine Aircraft Wing
Role Training
Part of Inactive
Garrison/HQ Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

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MissionEdit

Train, equip and prepare Marine aviation units for combat

Subordinate unitsEdit

HistoryEdit

Activated on April 1, 1944[2], the 9th MAW replaced the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing in the role of training East Coast units for combat. They were responsible for administering all of the airfields in the Cherry Point area. In late 1944, 9th MAW was almost disbanded in favor of a Marine Air Training Command, East Coast but that idea was never acted upon. The wing was deactivated in March 1946 when the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing returned to the States and assumed control of Marine aviation units on the East Coast.[3]

Commanding officersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sherrod, Robert (1952). ‘’History of Marine Corps Aviation in World War II.’’ p. 439. Combat Forces Press. ISBN 0-933852-58-4.
  2. ^ 3d MAW General Order 13-1944 Commissioning 9th MAW on 1 April 1944
  3. ^ Rottman, Gordon L. (2002). ‘’U.S. Marine Corps World War II Order of Battle - Ground and Air Units in the Pacific War, 1939 - 1945.’’ p. 434. Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-313-31906-5