Imphal, The Hump and Beyond
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·
SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
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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