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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

Excerpts from a Japanese Officer's Diary Stranded on Biak Island 1944

     A Japanese Captain who was stranded on Biak Island kept a complete diary of the hardships which he encountered from August 31, 1944 up until about December 7, 1944, when he was killed by an American patrol shortly thereafter.

    The Japanese Captain was 27 years of age. One outstanding remark he made throughout the diary was this: "If only one friendly plane would come", but it never did.

    The diary was not translated in it’s entirety, therefore, a complete picture of his hardships is not possible. However, this translation of his diary will graphically illustrate the tenacity of the Oriental mind.

To Japanese Officer Diary


Submitted by Tilson King, 6th Combat Cargo Squadron, 2nd Combat Cargo Group       2001 Bill Bielauskas


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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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