IX Troop Carrier Command

by George "Pete" Buckley

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  • I have Corporal Charles Mather’s Report of Separation, dated 8 May 1946. It states he belonged to the 9th Carrier Command, but had no overseas service, although he entered the service in 1944, at age 28. According to the family, he was in Biloxi, Mississippi the whole time, doing what, nobody knows. His Report of Separation was executed at Jefferson Barracks in Missouri.

    Online searches indicate the 9th Carrier Command was overseas in 1944-45. Two questions: Was there a stateside component? What was its mission?


    • There was no stateside component of the IX Troop Carrier Command until the very end of WW II when the headquarters designation was transferred stateside. Personnel assigned overseas were transferred to other ETO units or were sent home to other units for discharge processing.

      It is possible that the IX TCC could have been tasked as a mustering out center for servicemen in which case it would have been possible his discharge paperwork said IX TCC. More than that I don’t know.

      Mike Leister

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