Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 53d Troop Carrier Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the IX Troop Carrier Command, based at Camp Shanks, New York. It was inactivated on 12 August 1945.The wing was formed a World War II command and control organization for newly organized troop carrier groups and glider units being trained for overseas deployment to combat theaters. Deployed to England in 1944 and units subsequently engaged in combat operations, carrying Army parachutists and towing gliders during Operation Overlord, Operation Market Garden and Operation Varsity.