1st Combat Cargo Group
U.S.A.A.F. Combat Cargo Groups of the Second World War
1st Combat Cargo Group, 3rd Combat Cargo Squadron
1st Lt. Willard Maas
While those who have been always earthbound plead for guidance and continue ever to seek for a safe heading, old Himalaya Fliers have no need of that. They remember Secret Things, they still hear Far Distant Wings that sustain them through the Black Dark of the Night, carrying them toward Home .
Whether it was Tulihal or Myityina, Kunming or Calcutta, these select few who were once on the wing over the top forget little, understand much . They were taken aside by the Inscrutable gods of the High Peaks, trained well by the Spirits of the Himilayan Mists
Now, while legions wander through centuries shadows of Time, in fading memory we who yet survive salute those who lie entombed in Himilayas glacial realm, from the Bay of Bengal to the jungles of the Salween and the Irrawaddy May a merciful God, in His own good Time and in His own good Grace, permit us all to meet againWillard Maas, 3rd Combat Cargo Squadron (Deceased)
Images for "Requiem", supplied by Lt. Bill "The Real" McCoy (Pilot, 3rd Combat Cargo Squadron) combined wth "Requiem" by Willard Maas (Pilot 3rd Combat Cargo Squadron) Submitted by M/Sgt. Dave Tarnowski 328th Airlift Squadron (AFRES)
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I am looking for former members of the 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 1st, Combat Cargo Group, 2nd Combat Cargo Group and the 4th Combat Cargo Group. In fact I would like to hear from anyone who flew over the Hump during WW II, or flew any Combat Cargo Missions at any time (Berlin Air-Lift, Korea, etc.)
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