Imphal, The Hump and Beyond
U.S.A.A.F. Combat Cargo Groups of the Second World War
2nd Combat Cargo Group, 6th Combat Cargo Group
Special Orders No. 66 - No. 300
S E C R E T
1504TH AAF BASE UNIT, WEST COAST WING
PACIFIC DIVISION, AIR TRANSPORT COMMAND
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN ARMY AIR BASE, CALIFORNIA
1. PAC Ltr, WD Hg, AAF, Wash D.C.,File 970.5, Sub:"Movement Orders, Flight Echelon Shipment ----RZ" dated 6 Oct 44, and Ltr, ATC, WCW, PD, Hamilton Field, Calif Sub:"Authority to Issue Travel Orders and Insructions Governing" dated 4 Dec 43, and Par 1, SO# 288, AB Hq, Baer Fld, Fort Wayne, Ind, as amended, dated 14 Oct 44, the below listed Officers and EM WP in designated mil acft in connection with Project 98130, Shipment ----RZ from Fairfield-Suisan AAB, Calif to Nadzab, New Guinea reporting upon arrival thereat to the COMMANDING OFFICER, FAR EAST AIR FORCES COMBAT REPLACEMENT CENTER (P), Nadzab, New Guinea and passing to the control of the COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA for further asgmt to Far East Air Force. This is a PCS.Aircraft and Crew Listing Except as may be necessary in the transaction of official business, indivs are prohibited from discussing their overseas destination even by shipment number. They will not file safe arrival telegrams with commerical agencies while enroute and a domestic or overseas destinations
From time of departure from Continental US until arrival at perm oversea sta, pmt of per diem is atzd for a maximum of forty-five (45) days.
Auth is granted to make variations and to proceed to such other places as may be necessary for the completion of this mission.
Above listed per will use APO #17684 c/o Postmaster, San Francisco, Calif
Clo and Equip is prescribed in accordance with List "A", Indiv Clo and Equip, List A to K, 15 Nov 43, as amended. Baggage to be transported by air will not exceed weights, as amended, reflected on line e of weight chart of List A.
Operations Order #68 amended paragraph 1 to read "--- from Fairfield-Suisan AAB, Calif to Townsville, Australia, reporting upon arrival thereat and delivering acft to the RESPONSIBLE REPRESENTATIVE, FAR EAST AIR FORCES COMBAT REPLACEMENT AND TRAINING CENTER (P), Townsville, Australia, and passing to the control of the COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA for further asgmt to the Far East Air Force. This is a PCS. (Auth:TWX, PAC DIV Hqs Hicam, dated 24 Oct 44.)
Thanks to Lt. Tilson King for Special Orders #66
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