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U.S.A.A.F. Combat Cargo Groups of the Second World War

4th 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 4th Combat Cargo Squadron on 11 Apr 1944.   Activated on 15 Apr 1944 Redesignated 329th Troop Carrier Squadron on 29 Sep 1945 Inactivated on 8 Dec 1945.   Redesignated 329th Troop Carrier Squadron (Medium) on 4 Aug 1949.   Activated in the reserve on 2 Sep 1949 Called to active service on 15 Mar 1951.   Inactivated on 1 Apr 1951.

     ASSIGNMENTS. Ist Combat Cargo (later 512th Troop Carrier) Group, 15 Apr 1944-8 Dec 1945 (attached to 69th Composite Wing, 5-24 Sept 1945).   512th Troop Carrier Group, 2 Sep 1949-1 Apr 1951

     STATIONS. Bowman Field, Ky, 15 Apr-;I Aug 1944;  Sylhet, India, 3 Sep 1944 (detachment operated from Yunnani, China, 11 Sep-11 Oct 1944);   Tulihal, India, 30 Nov 1944;  Chengkung, China, 21 Dec 1944;  Dohazari, India, 1 Feb 1945;  Hafhazari, India, 15 May 1945;  Liuchow, China, 25 Aug 1945;   Hankow, China, 14 Oct-17 Nov 1945;  Camp Stoneman, Calif, 5-8 Dec 1945;   Reading Mun Aprt, Pa, 2 Sep 1949;  New Castle County Aprt, Del, 1 May 1950-1 Apr 1951.

     AIRCRAFT. C-47, 1944-1945; C-46, 1945

     OPERATIONS. Aerial transportation in CBI, Sep 1944-C 20 Oct 1945


     CAMPAIGNS. India-Burma;  China Defensive;  Central Burma;  China Offensive.


     EMBLEM. A leaping, black, caricatured donkey, winged orange, carrying a large, tan pack on its back, held in place by two straps of a like color. (Approved 17 JUL 1944).

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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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