Imphal, The Hump and Beyond
U.S.A.A.F. Combat Cargo Groups of the Second World War
4th Combat Cargo Group
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
|Constituted as 4th Combat Cargo Group on 9 June 1944 and
activated on 13 June 1944. Trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft. Moved to India in
Nov 1944. Began operations with C-46's in Dec 1944. Transported reinforcements and
supplies for Allied forces in Burma until May 1945. Operations included moving
equipment and materials for the Ledo Road in Dec 1944; transporting men, mules, and boats
when the Allies crossed the Irrawaddy River in Feb 1945; and dropping Gurkha paratroops
during the assault on Rangoon in May 1945. Moved to Burma in Jun 1945 and hauled
ammunition, gasoline, mules, and men to China until the war ended. Returned to India
in Nov 1945.
Inactivated on 9 Feb 1946. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.
SQUADRONS. 13th: 1944-1945. 14th: 1944-I946. 15th: 1944-1945. 16th: 1944-1945.
STATIONS. Syracuse AAB, NY, 13 Jun 1944; Bowman Field, Ky, 17 Aug-5 Nov 1944; Sylhet, India, 28 Nov 1944, Agartala, India, Dec 1944; Chittagong, India, 5 Jan 1945; Namponmao, Burma, Jun 1945; Pandaveswar, India, Nov 1945; Panagarh, India, 15 Jan-9 Feb 1946.
COMMANDERS. Col. Stuart D. Baird, 13 Jun 1944-unknown.
CAMPAIGNS. India-Burma; Central Burma; China Offensive.
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