Imphal, The Hump and Beyond
U.S.A.A.F. Combat Cargo Groups of the Second World War
4th Combat Cargo Group, 16th Combat Cargo Squadron
A Short History from the "Air Force Units of World War II"
by USAF Historical Division, Air University, Department of the The Air Force 1959
Edited by Maurer Maurer
| LINEAGE. Constituted 16th Combat Cargo Squadron on 9
June 1944. Activated on 13 June 1944. Inactivated on 29 December 1945. Disbanded on 8
ASSIGNMENTS. 4th Combat Cargo Group, 13 June 1944; AAF, India-Burma Theater, 5 September 1945; 4th Combat Cargo Group, c. Oct-29 December 1945·
STATIONS. Syracuse AAB, NY, 13 June 1944; Bowman Field, Ky, 16 August - 9 November 1944; Sylhet, India, 7 December 1944; Argartala, India, 26 December 1944; Chittagong, India, 31 January 1945; Namponmao, Burma, 11 June 1945; Ledo, India, 3 September 1945; Namponmao, Burma, Oct 1945; Ondal, India, November-29 Dec 1945· 1945, and subsequently from Burma to China.
AIRCRAFT. C-47, 1944, C-46, 1944 - 1945
SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS. India-Burma; Central Burma; China Offensive.DECORATIONS. None.
EMBLEM. Over and through a light blue disc, border red, piped white, a caricatured brown vulture, proper, resting on small white cloud formation and smoking a cigar, while wearing a radio head set and dropping a large package held by the string in claws of right foot, and tipping a like package off of the edge of the cloud formation with the tip of the left wing. (Approved 23 Aug 1944·)
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