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

 

2nd Combat Cargo Group, 6th Combat Cargo Squadron

Special Orders #300-The Boschfontein

Because of the limited number of aircraft, not all of our Group were destined to fly, but came to Biak via the conscripted Dutch Freighter, "The Boschfontein".  6th Combat Cargo Squadron members who made the trip to the Southwest Pacific Theater are listed below.

1st Lt.

Herbert M. Hull

0856357

1051

1st Lt.

George R. Montgomer

0675612

1051

1st Lt.

James W. Morton

0798667

1051

2nd Lt.

Howard Ferguson

0828995

1051

2nd Lt.

Eugene L. Hite

0764309

1051

2nd Lt.

John D. Jellowell

0828694

1051

2nd Lt.

Oscar H. Kastens

0711082

1051

2nd Lt.

Lawrence J. Loud

0718694

1051

2nd Lt.

Franklin D. Rude

0704376

1051

2nd Lt.

Phillip I. Trockman

0720616

1051

2nd Lt.

Wendall J. VanDyke

0705177

1051

2nd Lt.

Elbert W. Yurt

0720660

1051

S/Sgt.

Leo M. Adelsohn

31132399

2756

S/Sgt.

George S. Erdei

39682252

754

S/Sgt.

John A. Mayfiedl

38231629

821

Sgt.

Edward R. Boyce

16010986

2756

Sgt.

Edward L. Feder

19138298

849

Sgt.

Sanley J. Frucht

39119493

2756

Sgt.

Ernest H. C. Stanton, Jr.

37224866

620

Sgt.

Walter M. Kuritza

38059519

405

Sgt.

James T. Luddy

31169612

754

Sgt.

Robert E. Patterson

15377296

754

Sgt.

Charles H. Stanton Jr.

35501483

2756

Sgt.

Sidney Topper

13177519

050

Sgt.

Jack P. Young

18199792

275

Cpl.

Robert G. Braun

07121150

405

Cpl.

Dale L. Cook

13169533

849

Cpl.

George H. Davis

12140474

555

Cpl.

Robert W. Davis

13177108

750

Cpl.

George J. Deichman

12205229

849

Cpl.

Walter D. Ewing Jr.

12170420

849

Cpl.

Arthur V. Farino Jr.

38437731

849

Cpl.

John M. Fila

32393770

754

Cpl.

Gilbert Gerard

16076458

528

Cpl.

Dana E. Heddamen

31269862

849

Cpl.

John C. McBratney

16126048

747

Cpl.

Bruce F. McMillan

39014053

849

Cpl.

Emilio J. Piconi

35868816

686

Cpl.

Stanley Picoult

32887272

684

Cpl.

Robert E. Seastrand

35628511

849

Cpl.

Thomas W. Stimmell Jr.

36855336

849

Cpl.

Benjamin Vogel

12111038

849

Cpl.

James Wilson

11091577

2756

Pfc.

Lloyd F. Borkheimer

33505614

747

Pfc.

Francis J. Carroll

33781855

687

Pfc.

Thomas H. Fowler

38437674

685

Pfc.

Edward A. Gatton

35492354

747

Pfc.

John E. Rowe

32910745

684

Pfc.

Patsy L. Schepis

32506154

686

Pfc.

Robert W. Scott

34682951

687

Pfc.

John J. Skripata

33621035

686

Pfc.

Paul J. Straw

35540309

747

Pfc.

Charles W. Vollmer

12122389

684

Pfc.

George L. Dolan

37576733

528

Pvt.

Henry M. Horzempa

33766812

685

Pvt.

Victor A. Neshek

36824722

747

Pvt.

Herbert D. Reed

34947008

573


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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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