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

9th 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 9th Combat Cargo Squadron on June 1, 1944 and activated in India on June 5, 1944. Redesignated 330th Troop Carrier Squadron on Oct 1, 1945. Inactivated on April 15, 1946. Redesignated 330th Troop Carrier Squadron (Special) on November 19, 1948. Activated on November 19, 1948. Inactivated on October 16, 1949. Redesigned 330th Troop Carrier Squadron (Assault, Fixed Wing) on June 30, 1955. Activated on November 8, 1944. Redesignated 330th 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 - April 15, 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; Moran, India, July 12, 1944; Warazup, Burma, December 27, 1944; Myitkyina, Burma, June 3, 1945; Shanghai, China October 7, 1945 - April 15, 1946; Rhein Main AB, Germany, November 19, 1948 - October 16, 1949. Sewart AFB, Tenn., November 8, 1944 - 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 8, 1944- September 1945; airlift of Chinese troops to eastern China to perform disarmament operations, Oct - Nov 1945. Berlin Airlift, December 3, 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, 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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