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

11th 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 11th Combat Cargo Squadron on June 1, 1944 and activated in India on June 5, 1944. Redesignated 332nd Troop Carrier Squadron on September 29, 1945. Inactivated on April 10, 1947. Redesignated 332nd Troop Carrier Squadron (Special)and activated on November 19, 1948. Inactivated on October 16, 1949. Redesignated 332nd Troop Carrier Squadron (Assault, Fixed Wing) on June 30, 1955. Activated on November 8, 1944. Redesignated 332nd Troop Carrier Squadron(Assault) on July 1, 1958. Inactivated December 1, 1958

Assignments:    3rd Combat Cargo Group (attached to 443rd Troop Carrier Group, June 16, 1944 - August 12, 1944); Fourteenth air force, c. May 1, 1945. 513th Troop Carrier Group, November 1, 1945, Army Air Forces, China (under operational control of Peiping Headquarters command), April 15, 1946; United States army forces, china ( under operational control of Peiping Headquarters command), June 20, 1946 - April, 10, 1947. 513th Troop Carrier Group, November 19, 1948 October 16, 1949. 513th Troop carrier group, November 8, 1955; 513th Troop carrier wing, July 1, 1958 - December 1, 1958.

Stations:    Sylhet, India, June 5, 1944; Dinjan, India, June 6, 1944 (detachment operated from Sookerating, India, June 14, 1944 - July 14, 1944); Yunnani, China, May 14, 1945: Luliang, china, June 20, 1945; Shanghai, China, October 12, 1945; Peiping, China, April 20, 1945 - April 10, 1947.Rhein Main AB, Germany, November 19, 1948 - October 16, 1949. Sewart AFB, Tenn., November 8, 1944 - December 1, 1958

Aircraft:    C-47, 1944 - 1947 C-46, 1945 - 1947. C-54, 1948 - 1949. C-119, 1955 - 1956; C-123, 1956 - 1958.

Operations:     Aerial transportation in CBI, June 14, 1944- September 29, 1945; airlift of Chinese troops to eastern China to perform disarmament operations, October 15, 1945 - December 5, 1945. Transportation for General George G. Marshall’s Executive Headquarters (State Department agency) which was attempting to resolve the dispute between the Nationalist and Communist forces in China, c. January 10, 1946 - April 10, 1947. Berlin Airlift, December 2, 1948 - September 20, 1949. .

Service Streamers:     None

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

Decorations:     Distinguished Unit citation; French indow-china, china and Manchuria, September 1, 1945 - September 30, 1945. 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, 4th Combat Cargo Group.  In fact anyone who flew over the Hump during WW II, or flew any Combat Cargo Missions at any time (Berlin AirLift, Korea, etc

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