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


6th Combat Cargo Squadron, 2nd Combat Cargo Group


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 6th Combat Cargo Squadron on Apr. 25, 1944.  Activated on May 1, 1944.  Inactivated on Jan. 15, 1946.   Disbanded Oct. 8, 1948

Assignments:   2nd Combat Cargo Group, May 1, 1944-Jan 15, 1946

Stations:  Syracuse, AAB, NY, May 1, 1944; Baer Field, Ind., Oct 8-27 1944; Biak, Nov 1944 (operated from Samar through Mar. 25, 1945); Dulag, Leyte Mar. 26, 1945; Okinawa, Aug. 16, 1945; Yokota, Japan, Sept. 1945-Jan 15, 1946.

Aircraft: C-47, 1944, 1945; C-46, 1944-1945

Operations: Aerial transportation in Southwest and Western Pacific, Nov. 1944-Sept. 1945.

Service Streamers:  None

Campaigns:  Air Offensive, Japan; New Guinea, Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines, Ryukyus.

Decorations:  Philippine Presidential Unit Citation.

Emblem:  Over and through a disc per fesse debased, arched, medium blue and green, border red, piped white, a caricatured white elephant, winged yellow-orange, in flight, with six red stars in orle on forehead, carrying a stretcher roll in trunk and field cannon proper with a red and green box strapped on back by a red belt around waist, all above a yellow, red and white parachute in base, dexter base and sinister base respectively.  (Approved Aug 8,  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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