Imphal, The Hump and Beyond
U.S.A.A.F. Combat Cargo Groups of the Second World War
12th 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 12th Combat Cargo Squadron on June 1,
1944 and activated in India on June 5, 1944. Redesignated 333rd Troop Carrier Squadron on
Oct 1, 1945. Inactivated on January 6, 1946. Redesignated 333rd Troop Carrier Squadron
(Special)and activated on November 19, 1948. Inactivated on October 16, 1949.
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. (attached to 60th troop carrier group, December, 20, 1948 - September 26, 1949
Stations: Sylhet, India, June 5, 1944; Fenny, India, June 6, 1944; Moran, India , July 1, 1944; Tulihal, India, April 1, 1945; Ledo, India, May 12, 1945; Myitkyina, Burma, June 5, 1945; Shanghai, China, October 7, 1945 - December 15, 1945; Ft Lawton, Washington, January 5-6, 1946. Rhein Main AB, Germany November 19, 1948; Wiesbaden AB, Germany, December 20, 1948; Rhein Main AB, Germany, September 26, 1949 - October 16, 1949.
Aircraft: C-47, 1944 - 1945; C-46, 1945 - 1946. C-54, 1948 - 1949.
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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