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517 Training Group (AETC)

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.

Lineage. Constituted as Northwest Sector, Ferrying Command on 14 Feb 1942. Activated on 21 Feb 1942. Redesignated as: Northwest Sector, Domestic Wing, Ferrying Command on 25 Apr 1942; 7 Ferrying Group, Northwest Sector, Domestic Wing, Ferrying Command on 26 May 1942; 7 Ferrying Group on 20 May 1943. Disbanded on 31 Mar 1944. Reconstituted, and redesignated as 517 Tactical Group on 31 Jul 1985. Redesignated as 517 Training Group on 21 Apr 2009. Activated on 14 May 2009.
 
Assignments. Air Corps Ferrying (later, Air Transport) Command, 21 Feb 1942-31 Mar 1944. 17 Training Wing, 14 May 2009-.
 
Operational Components. Squadrons. 7 Ferrying: 10 Feb 1943-31 Mar 1944. 25 Ferrying: 9 Jan 1943-31 Mar 1944. 90 Ferrying: 10 Apr 1943-31 Mar 1944. 307 Ferrying: 18 Jun 1943-31 May 1944.
 
Stations. Seattle, WA, 21 Feb 1942; Great Falls Mun Arpt, MT, 22 Jun 1942-31 Mar 1944. Presidio of Monterey Al, CA, 14 May 2009-.
 
Commanders. Unkn, 21 Feb 1942-31 May 1944.
 
Aircraft. Between 1942-1944 ferried the following types of aircraft: P-39, P-63, A-20, B-25, and C-47.
 
Operations. Ferried thousands of Lend-Lease combat aircraft from Great Falls, Montana, across the mountains of western Canada to Alaska for transfer to the Soviet Union, 1942-1944.
 
Service Streamers. None.
 
Campaign Streamers. None.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.
 
Decorations. None.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 4 Jun 2009.
 
Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 31 Mar 1944.
 
Emblem. Approved on 12 Nov 2010.
 
Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.