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

 

CBI What's New Old


 Feb 18, 2004   Added new pages for the CBIVA-China-Burma-India Veterans Association

 Dec 24, 2003  Added new page to 14th Combat Cargo Air Crew Stories, Lt. Fred Donald Blucher

 Oct 19, 2003    Added a new book to the Recommended Reading page, The Burma Road by Donovan Webster.   

 Feb 24, 2003   Added a new book to the Recommended Reading page, The Poignant Sky by Robert W. Stenglein 

 Jan 27, 2003    Added a new book to the  Recommended Reading  page, Parallel Flights A Father-Daughter Memoir by Marilyn McCord

 November 13, 2002  Added new pages to Troop Carrier Section,                                          14th Air Force/14thTransport/322 Troop Carrier Squadron, Air Crew Stories. 

 September 9,  2002  Added one new page to 14th Combat Cargo Squadron Page, Special Orders 317  

 August 15, 2002  Added one new page to Hospitals, Nurses, Red Cross & Medic Page, Sgt Otto W Dickey.   To view a C-47 cowl panel painting just completed for me click here

 June 15, 2002  Added four (4) new pages to 14th Combat Cargo Air Crew Stories, T/Sgt. John R. Carmichael  

 June 7, 2002  Added two (2) pages to 13th Combat Cargo Air Crew Stories, Sgt. George H. Semus 

 May 22, 2002  Added a few new links on the Links page to some new CBI related sites 

 April xx, 2002  Added new page to 3rd Combat Cargo Group, Post WWII 3rd CCG C-47's 

 Mar 21, 2002   Added a new section for Information wanted.   First addition to this page is Locating a Soldier 

 Feb 12, 2002  Updated  HPA - CBI - C-47 Related Events Page with a new event, Second SR-2002 in Beijing

 Feb 04, 2002  Added one new page to 4th Combat Cargo Group, 13th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, Sgt. Oscar J. Sitzes, S/Sgt. Oscar J. Sitzes-Radio Operator 

 Jan 30, 2002   Added new pages to 4th Combat Cargo Group, 13th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, Sgt. Oscar J. Sitzes, Individual Flight Logs.

 Jan 23, 2002    Added one new page to 4th Combat Cargo Group, 13th Combat Cargo Squadron, SO 316 

 Jan 16, 2002   Added one new page to 4th Combat Cargo Group, 13th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, Sgt. Oscar J. Sitzes. 

 Jan 11, 2002  Added one new picture to 2nd Combat Cargo Group, 6th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, Lt. Robbie D. Langston 

 Dec 1, 2001   Added one (1) new page to 2nd Combat Cargo Group, 6th Combat Cargo Squadron, C-46 Images from the Pacific Theater 

 Nov 20, 2001  Added three (3) new pages to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 2nd Combat Cargo Squadron, Lt. Harry W. Peters, Jr.   Added one (1) new page to 11rd Combat Cargo Squadron, 3rd Combat Cargo Group, Air Crew Stories, Lt. Charles W. Cresswell Images. 

 Nov 1, 2001    Added two (2) new pages to 1st Air Transport Squadron, Lt. Jim Beamon 

 Oct 23, 2001   Added one (1) new page to 2nd Combat Cargo Group, 7th Combat Cargo Squadron, The Lose of X-681. 

 Oct 12, 2001  Added two (2) new pages to 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 10th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, for Lt. George Saylor and Lt. Calvin Bannon

 Oct 11, 2001  Added two (2) new pages to Air Transport Squadrons, 1st Air Transport Squadron,   Lt. Jim Beamon.

 Sept 24, 2001  Added one (1) new page to 443rd Troop Carrier Group, 2nd Troop Carrier Squadron, Lt. Robert C. Hennessey. 

 Aug 10, 2001   Added two (2) new page to 2nd Combat Cargo Group, 5th Combat Cargo Squadron, 'On The Final' (Stories from the Book).   Began a new section on Air Transport Command.   If you have information and/or stories related to the ATC please contact me at bill@comcar.org.

 July 25, 2001   Added two ( 2) new pages to 2nd Combat Cargo Group, 6th Combat Cargo Squadron, 1st Lt. Tilson King & 1st Lt. Gil Hoffman.

 July 11, 2001  Added one (1) new page to 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 11th Combat Cargo Squadron, Lt. Charles W. Cresswell. 

 June 16, 2001 Added three (3) new pages to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 3rd Combat Cargo Squadorn, Air Crew Stories, Lt. Harry A. Willenberg

 May 27, 2001   Added two (2) new pages to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 3rd Combat Cargo Squadron,  328th Airlift Squadrons newest aircraft, C-47B #43-48957To be painted up as 3rd Combat Cargo Squadron C-47, circa 1944.   Added a link from the Combat Cargo Home Page to the 4th Combat Cargo Squadron's 'Almost a Newsletter' created by Dirck Van Lieu and Herb Patton.  

 May 1, 2001      Added two (2) new pages to 2nd Combat Cargo Group, 6th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, Capt. Eugene Delange Page and   1st Lt. Ernie Hodas Page

 Apr 13, 2001      Added a new book to the Recommended Reading Page, The Great Snafu Fleet.

 Mar 31, 2001     Added one new page to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 1st Combat Cargo Squadron, Special Orders 219

 Mar 27, 2001       Added two (2) new pages to 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 9th Combat Cargo Squadron, 9th Combat Cargo Squadron Cargo Kicker's

 Mar 20, 2001       Added two (2) new page to the Air Commando Groups, 1st Air Commando Group.

 Mar 06, 2001      Added names to 349th Airdrome Squadron Communication Section Image

 Mar 04, 2001      Have created a new CBI-Combat Cargo Message Board please go to Message Board Note page for an explaination.  Added two new pages to 2nd Combat Cargo Group, 6th Combat Cargo Squadron, Excerpts from a Japanese Officer's Diary Stranded on Biak Island 1944.

 Feb 23, 2001       Added three new pages to Hospitals, Nurses & Red Cross Page, Lt. Ruth F. Heckinger

 Feb 20, 2001      Added one new page to Hospitals, Nurses & Red Cross Pate, Map of  Calcutta, India 

 Feb 18, 2001     Added two new pages to Hospital, Nurses & Red Cross Page, 198th Station Hospital

 Feb 13, 2001         Added one new page to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 10th Combat Cargo Squadron, In Memoriam.  Updated   3rd Combat Cargo Group, Troop Carrier Ties.

 Feb 07, 2001          Added one new page to Air Transport Squadrons, 1st Air Transport Squadron (Mobile), Lt. George W. Lee Jr.

 Jan 25, 2001         Added new pages for Air Transport Squadron's.   While not a Combat Cargo unit, these units flew the Hump and serviced the B-29's of the 20th AF.   Information pretaining to the 1st Air Transport Squadron was given to me by the son of Lt. George W. Lee, Jr.  1st Air Transport Squadron.  I began creating new pages for Hosptial's and Nurses, this due the fact that they cared for the wounded, Combat Cargo personnel included, and information has been provided to me.   Also I have modified the Home Page lay-out in an attempt to keep related topic together.

 Jan 13, 2001           Added 1 new page to 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 10th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories,  Lt. James Laird Images.

 Jan 8, 2001              Added one new page to 2nd Combat Cargo Group, 6th Combat Cargo Squadron, 6th Combat Cargo History

 Jan 5, 2001                Added one new page to 2nd Combat Cargo Group, 5th Combat Cargo Squadron, 5th Combat Cargo Squadron 1979 Reunion

 Jan 3-4, 2001            Moved entire to WebSite to ReadyHosting.

Dec 28, 2000           Added 1 new page to 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 10th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories,  Lt. James Laird

Oct 24, 2000            Added 8 new pages to 2nd Combat Cargo Group, 6th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, Lt. Robbie D. Langston.

Oct 01, 2000            Updated 3 pages to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 3rd Combat Cargo Squadron, Squadron Staff Stories, Major John K. Moriarty.  Introduction,   A Short Field in Burma,   3rd Combat Cargo Air Force?.    John Moriarty has re-edited these items after his son, Jack Moriarty, found them on the site.  He figured since they were available to all, he should attempt to clean them up.  My thanks to him for this. 

Sept 23, 2000             Added one new page to 2nd Combat Cargo Group, 5th Combat Cargo Squadron, Special Orders #69

Aug 30, 2000             Added two new page to 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 10th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, Lt. Calvin Bannon, Observations of Capt Duch.     Lt. Dave E. Petrie

Aug. 29, 2000            Added new pages to 2nd Combat Cargo Group, 6th Combat Cargo Squadron, Special Orders #66 and Special Orders #300

Aug 18, 2000           Added four new pages to 4th Combat Cargo Group, Phoenix, An Allied Magazine for the Allied Forces in South East Asia Command.

Aug 17, 2000           Added new page to 443rd Troop Carrier Group, 27th Troop Carrier Squadron, Short History.

Aug 14, 2000           Added new page to 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 12th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, Lt. Robert W. Haswell.

Aug. 13, 2000            Added four new pages to 2nd Combat Cargo Group, Short Histories of 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Combat Cargo Squadrons.

Aug 11, 2000             Added one new page to Troop Carrier Groups, 64th Troop Carrier Group.   This TCG is included due to the fact that it was an important part of relieving the Japanese assault on Imphal, the main reason the 3rd CCG was rushed into combat.  One must remember that it wasn't Combat Cargo Groups alone that won the war in the CBI, it was a combination of all transport groups, of all the Allies, working together for the common good.

Aug 10, 2000               Added new page to 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 10th Combat Cargo Squadron, 10th Combat Cargo Squadron Staff.   Added new page to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 4th Combat Cargo Squadron, AirCrew Stories, Lt. Walter Glover Images

Aug 05, 2000               Added new page 3rd Combat Cargo Group, Troop Carrier Ties   Added new pages to 3rd Combat Cargo Group, Bond Project Aircraft and Crews.

Aug 03, 2000               Added new page in Troop Carrier Groups, 443rd Troop Carrier Group, 2nd Troop Carrier Squadron, T/Sgt. Twyman T. Zanone Images     

July 28, 2000                 Began a new section for Troop Carrier Groups.  Seeing Combat Cargo Groups and Squadrons weren't the only Units carrying cargo and troops, I felt I should add a section for Troop Carrier Groups and Squadrons as the situation arose.   The situation has now arisen so here it is.

July 22, 2000                Added a new book to Recommend Reading Page.

July 18, 2000                Added three new pages to 4th Combat Cargo Group, 14th Combat Cargo Squadron, 349th Airdrome Squadron, 349th Airdrome Squadron Stories, Cpl. Russell E. Dow 

May 10, 2000            Added one new page to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 3rd Combat Cargo Squadron, Special Orders 223

March 31, 2000          Added three new pages to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 3rd Combat Cargo Squadron, Squadron Staff Stories, Major Jean K. Tool.

March 24, 2000         Added two new pages to 4th Combat Cargo Group, 15th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, Lt. Joe Minton     

March 22, 2000         Added a new book to Recommend Reading Page.

March 19, 2000         Added 2 new pages to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 3rd Combat Cargo Squadron, Squadron Staff Stories, Capt. John K. Moriarty.  A Short Field in Burma,   3rd Combat Cargo Air Force?.     Added new page to 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 3rd Combat Cargo Staff, Col. Charles D. Farr. CO.

March 11, 2000         Moved the Map of Darjeeling Rest Area to a new section titled, Combat Cargo Rest, Relaxation and Fun Stuff Page.    Added Map of the Route Flown by the 2nd Combat Cargo Group and 2 Detailed Maps of the Route on the   8th Combat Cargo Squadrons Page.

March 09, 2000         Added new page to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 1st Combat Cargo Group Route Map to India.   Added one page to Combat Cargo Miscellaneous Stuff, Map of Darjeeling Rest Area.

March 7, 2000           Added two new page to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 3rd Combat Cargo Squadron, Squadron Staff Stories, Major   John K. Moriarty Images 

March 1, 2000           Added one new page to 2nd Combat Cargo Group, 8th Combat Cargo Squadron,  Officers Roster October 1945, Yokota, Japan    

February 16, 2000           Added new pages to 2nd Combat Cargo Group, 384th Air Service Group.  

February 14, 2000          Added 1 new image to 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 9th Combat Cargo Squadron, Combat Photographer, Julius Lang.

January 23, 2000           Added 2 new pages to 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 9th Combat Cargo Squadron, Combat Photographer, Julius Lang

December 28, 1999          Added 1 new page to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 4th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, Lt. Walter Glover.

December 14, 1999         Added 1 new page to 4th Combat Cargo Group, 16th Combat Cargo Squadron, Special Orders No. 622

November 29, 1999         Updated Aircraft and Crews Assignment Page for the 2nd Combat Cargo Group, 8th Combat Cargo Squadron.   Updated 1st Combat Cargo Group, 4th Combat Cargo Squadron, Special Orders 225.

November 23 1999           Added 1 new page to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 4th Combat Cargo Squadron, Special Orders 225.

November 08 1999           Added 2 new pages to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 4th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, Lt. James Lippard.   Added 1 new page to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 3rd Combat Cargo Stories, Squadron Staff Stories, Major John K. Moriarty, CO. 3rd ComCar Squadron

October 26,1999      Added 2 new pages to 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 9th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, S/Sgt. Garland A. Adams.

October 12 1999      Added 1 new page to 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 10th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, Lt. Robert T. Waldbauer Images.

October 11 1999       Added 3 new pages to the 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 10th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, Lt. Robert T. Waldbauer.   Added a new page for Searching this site.

September 23 1999     Added 3 new pages to 4th Combat Cargo Groups, 13th Combat Cargo Squadron, Short History, 14th Combat Cargo Squadron, Short History, 16th Combat Cargo Squadron, Short History.

August 18 1999      Added 3 new pages to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 4th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, T/Sgt. Ben Deatherage.

August 16 1999      Added 3 plus new pages to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 4th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, T/Sgt. Walter Kamula.

August 13 1999     Added 2 new pages to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 4th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, Lt. James Lippard.

August 12 1999    Added 2 new pages to 2nd Combat Cargo Group, 7th Combat Cargo Squadron, Some Came by Air, Some Came by Sea. (2nd update today)

August 12 1999    Added 1 new page to 2nd Combat Cargo Group, 8th Combat Cargo Squadron, Aircraft and Crew Assignments for Overseas.

August 11 1999    Added 1 new page to 4th Combat Cargo Group, 14th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, S/Sgt. Norman Vickers.  

August 10 1999    Added 1 new page to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 4th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories Lt. James F. Lippard Images.

August 06 1999    Added new pages to 2nd Combat Cargo Group, 8th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, Lt. Morgan Van Hise and 8th Combat Cargo Squadron, Images.   

August 04 1999      Added 1 new page to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 4th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, Images for S/Sgt. Larry Greenfield.  Added new image to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 4th Combat Cargo Squadron, Aircrew Stories, S/Sgt. Herb Patton, Images Page 2.  Added new page to 2nd Combat Cargo Group, 7th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, Lt. Curtis Krogh, Images.

August 01 1999   Added 1 new page to 2nd Combat Cargo Group, 7th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, Lt. Curtis H. Krogh. 

July 25, 1999   Added 1 new page to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 4th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, S/Sgt. Larry Greenfield page. 

July 21 1999    Added 1 new page to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 4th Combat Cargo Squadron, Squadron Staff Stories, Capt. Tom McKenna.   Added 2 new pages to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 4th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, Lt. James Lippard.

July 20 1999    Added 2 new pages to 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 10th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, Lt. Marshall Feld.  Added 1 new page to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 3rd Combat Cargo Squadron, Requiem by Lt. Willard Maas.

July 19 1999     Added 1 new page to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 4th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, S/Sgt. Larry Greenfield

July 14 1999    Added 2 new pages for the 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 10th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, Lt. Herbert P. Ochs.

July 11 1999    Added 1 new page for the 2nd Combat Cargo Group, 8th Combat Cargo Squadron. 

July 10 1999     Added 2 new pages for the 2nd Combat Cargo Group, 8th Combat Cargo Squadron.  Added 2 new pages to 7th Combat Cargo Squadron Page.  Added 2 new pages to the 14th Combat Cargo Air Crew Stories Page, S/Sgt. Norman Vickers.  Add 2 new page to 1st Combat Cargo Group, 4th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, Lt. James Lippard

July 9 1999      Added new pages for the 2nd Combat Cargo Group, 8th Combat Cargo Squadron.

July 1 1999     Added one new page to 7th Combat Cargo Squadron Page.

June 28 1999    Added new pages to the 2nd Combat Cargo Group and 7th Combat Cargo Squadron page.

June 16 1999    Added new pages to 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 10th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, Lt. William J. Bielauskas  Individual Flight Records for Combat Time.

June 15 1999    Added new pages to 2nd Combat Cargo Group, covering it's Origins and Deployment overseas.

June 12 1999    Added 3 new pages to 10th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories for Lt. John G. Martin.

May 18 1999    Added 1 new page to 4th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories for S/Sgt. Herbert 'Pat' Patton.   Added image of 4th ComCar mascot.

May 12 1999     Added 2 new pages to 4th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories for S/Sgt. William 'Bill' Hardt.   Also added new page for Identification help

May 9 1999      Added new page to 4th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories for T/Sgt. Peter T. Setcoski.  Added 2 new pages to 1st Combat Cargo, Air Crew Stories for S/Sgt. Lyman J. Halbleib and T/Sgt. Roger H. Corcoran. 

May 3 1999      Added new page to 4th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories for T/Sgt. Peter T. Setcoski.

April 24 1999      Added new page to 4th Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories for Lt. James F. Lippard Page.  Added two new pages to 3rd Combat Cargo Squadron, Air Crew Stories, for Lt. John G. Martin and Lt. George 'Jake' Saylor. 

April 12 1999      Added 4th Combat Cargo Group Combat Operations page.

April 10 1999      Added new page to Combat Cargo Miscellaneous Stuff, Tribute to the DC-3. 

April 03, 1999       Added new page to 4th Combat Cargo Crew Stories, S/Sgt. Herb Patton Page.  Added images creating a second page for S/Sgt. Herb 'Pat' Patton.

April  01 1999     Added new pages to the 10th Combat Cargo Aircrew Stories, Lt. John. G. Martin and Lt. George 'Jake' Saylor.  Added new page to 14th Combat Cargo Squadron Air Crew Stories, Lt. George 'Bud' Williamson.

March 29 1999   Acquired Domain Name-- comcar.org.  Please start using this before the old URL expires.

March 26 1999   Add images to 4th Combat Cargo Squadron Staff Stories, Captain Tom  McKenna Page.

March 25 1999   Added new page to 4th Combat Cargo Squadron, Staff Stories , Captain  Tom McKenna.

March 24 1999:  Added new page with excerpts from viewers e-mail .

March 16 1999:  Added new page to 12th Combat Cargo Squadron Air Crew Stories.

March 03 1999:  Added new page for 347th Airdrome Squadron, the 4th Combat Cargo Squadron's Service Squadron.  Added 4th Combat Cargo text devoted to the Groups birth, activation.

February 21 1999:       Added pages to the 4th Combat Cargo Group, 15th Combat Cargo Squadron, added a couple of images to 1st Combat Cargo Group, Headquarter Crew Stories. 

February 07 1999:       Added 1st Combat Cargo text devoted to the Groups birth, activation and an overview of use in the CBI Theater during World War II.   Added a story to the 4th Combat Cargo Squadron Page, S/Sgt. Herb Patton.

February 05 1999:        Added Crew Stories and images to 10th Combat Cargo Squadron Page and the 1st Combat Cargo Group Page.

January 15 1999:              Added Crew Stories and Images to the 3rd Combat Cargo Squadron,  and  10th Combat Cargo Squadron pages.         

December 10 1998:        Added 1st Combat Cargo Group Formation, Training and Overseas Deployment page and Combat Operations Page.

November 25 1998:        Added 3rd Combat Cargo Squadron information.

September 25 1998:         Added off-site located CBI-Combat Cargo Message Board and off-site located CBI-Combat Cargo Guest Book.  I hope the Message Board is used for only CBI-Combat Cargo Posts and the CBI-Combat Cargo Guest Book is used general posts.

September 15 1998:     Site Official launched, watch this site for constant updates if I have my way.  This Site will constantly be under construction. 


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      I am looking for former members of the 3rd Combat Cargo Group,  1st, Combat Cargo Group, 2nd Combat Cargo Group and the 4th Combat Cargo Group.  In fact I would like to hear from anyone who flew over the Hump during WW II, or flew any Combat Cargo Missions at any time (Berlin Air-Lift, Korea, etc.) 

Please e-mail comment, suggestions, corrections,etc to: bill@comcar.org

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