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

3rd Combat Cargo Group, 10th 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

Constituted as 10th Combat Cargo Squadron on June 1, 1944 and activated in India on June 5, 1944.  Redesignated 331st Troop Carrier Squadron on Oct 1, 1945.  Inactivated on January 6, 1946.  Redesignated 331st Troop Carrier Squadron (Special)and activated on November 19, 1948.   Inactivated on October 16, 1949.  Redesignated 331st Troop Carrier Squadron (Assault, Fixed Wing) on June 30, 1955.  Activated on November 8, 1944.   Redesignated 331st Troop Carrier Squadron(Assault) on July 1, 1958.   Inactivated December 1, 1958

Assignments: 3rd Combat Cargo Group (later 513th Troop Carrier) Group, June 5, 1944 - January 6, 1946.   513th Troop Carrier Group November 19, 1946 - October 16, 1949.   513th Troop Carrier Group November 8, 1955.  513th Troop Carrier Wing October 8, 1957 - Dec 1, 1958.

Stations:    Sylhet, India, June 5, 1944; Dergaon, India August 5, 1944; Dinjan, India, August 31, 1944; Myitkyina, Burma, June 3, 1945; Shanghai, China, October 10, 1958-December 15, 1945; Ft Lawton, Washington, January 5-6, 1946. Rhein Main AB, Germany, November 19, 1948 - October 16, 1949. Sewart AFB, Tenn. November 8, 1955 - December 1, 1958

Aircraft:    C-47, 1944 - 1945; C-46, 1945 - 1946. C-54, 1948 - 1949. C-119, 1955 - 1956; C-123, 1956 - 1958.

Operations: Aerial transportation in CBI, June 11, 1944- September 1945; airlift of Chinese troops to eastern China to perform disarmament operations, Oct 17, 1945 - December 8, 1945. Berlin Airlift, December 2, 1948 - September 20, 1949. Not manned, September 15, 1958 - December 1, 1958.

Service Streamers: None

Campaigns: India-Burma; China Defensive, Central Burma; China Offensive.

Decorations: Air Force Outstanding unit award, August 19, 1956 - December 3, 1956

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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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