Imphal, The Hump and Beyond
U.S.A.A.F Combat Cargo Groups of the Second World War
2nd Combat Cargo Squadron
A Short History from the Combat Squadrons of the Air Force World War II
by USAF Historical Division, Air University, Department of the The Air Force 1982
Edited by Maurer Maurer
| LINEAGE. Constituted 2d Combat Cargo Squadron on 11 Apr 1944.
Activated on 15 Apr 1944. Redesignated 327th Troop
Carrier Squadron on 31 Oct 1945. Inactivated on 26 Dec 1945. Activated in the
reserve on 29 May 1947. Redesignated 327th Troop Carrier Squadron (Medium) on
2 Sep 1949. Ordered to active service on 15 Mar 1951. Inactivated on 1
Apr 1951. Activated in the reserve On 14 Jun 1952. Ordered to
active service on 28 Oct 1962. Relieved from active duly on 28 Nov 1962.
ASSIGNMENTS. 1st Combat Cargo Group, 15 Apr 1944 (Under operational control of Air Transport Command, 1 Jul-9 Sep 1945); Fourteenth Air Force, to Sep-26 Dec 1945. 514th Troop Carrier Group, 29 May 1947; 512th Troop Carrier Group, 2 Sep 1949-1 Apr 1951. 512th Troop Carrier Group, 14 Jun 1952; 512th Troop Carrier Wing, 14 Apr 1959; 913th Troop Carrier Group, 11 Feb 1963-.
STATIONS. Bowman Field, Ky, 15 Apr-3 Aug 1944; Sylhet, India, 27 Aug 1944· (detachment operated from Yunnani, China, 11--18 Sep 1944); Imphal, India, 22 Nov 1944; Tsuyung, China, 12 Dec 1944; Dohazari, India, 1 Feb 1945; Hathazari, India, 16 May 1945; Bhamo, Burma, 1 Jun 1945; Peishiyi, China, to Sep-26 Dec 1945; Marietta AAFld, Ga, 29 May 1947; Reading Mun Aprt, Pa, 2 Sep 1949; New Castle County Aprt, Del, 1 May 1950-1 Apr 1951. New Castle County Aprt, Del, 14 Jun 1953; Willow Grove NAS, Pa, to Jul 1958-·
AIRCRAFT. C-47, 1944-1945. C-119, 1962.
OPERATIONS. Aerial transportation in CBI, 28 Aug 1944-c· 20 Oct 1945·
SERVICE STREAMERS. None,
CAMPAIGNS. India-Burma; China Defensive; Central Burma; China Offensive.
EMBLEM. On a medium blue disc, border yellow, a dexter hand holding five playing cards spread fanwise, all deuces of spades, proper. (Approved 17 Jul 1944·)
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