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Subject: New Entry

Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2001 11:29:01 "GMT"

From: c47Cappy@aol.com

Message: George (Cappy) Capanegro Flew same routes as CBI in Pacific, ATC

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Subject: BoardRoom: Burma Melvin P. Henry

Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 16:57:57 -0800 (PST)

From: "William R. Martin" <wrmartin@spacey.net>

Message: Has anyone ever heard of my grandfather (melvin "Dutch" Henry).

He was shot down in a C47 Aircraft over burma on 19 June 1947. I

never got to meet him, but I would sure like to know about him.

I joined the United States Air Force in 1983 and am proudly

serving but I'm getting ready to retire in a couple of years at

least one of us made it. If you have any Information please e-

mail. Thanks

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Subject: BoardRoom: Looking for Information of my cousin

Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 17:09:11 -0800 (PST)

From: Ron Ellis <woodbutcher10@home.com>

Message: To anyone who flew the Hump, C-47's, into Kunming, China.  My cousin flew this route from India into China, bringing aviation fuel. His next assignment was Flying the Berlin airlift into Templehoff airport. His name was Richard Weirich, from Portland, Oregon. He was a 1Lt during his active flying time in the forties. Ironically he loved the olds 88 car, was a hot rodder and had an accident running into the ditch and was in a coma, and the leaded fuel leaked out of his car and damaged the nerves in his legs, making him a life time cripple and ended what he loved most, flying aircraft. If anyone knew my cousin or flew with him I would really like to get some E-Mail. At the end he was a very bitter and lonely man as many other pilots tried to get him out of his isolation but many times he would just go to the Portland Military Air Base and watch military planes come and go. He retired as a Cpt. Thank you, Ron Ellis, his cousin.  I am active in the Army reserve and hold the rank of Cpt.(S-1)

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Subject: BoardRoom: Henry Lee Earp 16th Transport Sq.

Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 20:38:44 -0800 (PST)

From: Michael McCormick <mmccor@wirural.com>

Message: Hi Folks,  Im back at it again. A fellow Vet Helicopter pilot friend contacted me yesterday with a request from his friend in Oklahoma City.  Her Father ((Henry Lee Earp) was an enlisted crew member with a C-47 Squadron (16th Transport Sq, 64th Transport Gp,) The unit was in Africa, Sicily, CBI, then Sicily again. Henry is trying to find old crewmates.  The only reference to another Squadron member I found yesterday was S/SGT Pilot Reo C. Trail Author of "Ode to the C-47". BTW, Earp is a shirttail relative of of Wyatt Earp  My Pop was a Crew Chief in the 2nd Troop Carrier Sq. This week I have traced his Goony Bird (C-47A c/n 6193 USAAF 41-38734, "The Jolly Roger") to Fortaleza, Brazil where it is on display. Do you have any contacts there?  I flew in Vietnam. Thanks in advance!  My Web Page is: http://www.dconsultants.com/

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Subject: BoardRoom: George Wilson MacDow

Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2001 17:24:11 -0800 (PST)

From: Steve MacDow <smacdow@appstate.edu>

Message: George Wilson MacDow was my father. I would love to hear from anyone who knew him while he was flying the Hump as a Radioman in WWII. Thanks!

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Subject: BoardRoom: Father, Harry R. Howes (Stub)

Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 06:40:36 -0800 (PST)

From: Dennis Howes <Dennis_Howes@Pepboys.com>

Message: Looking for any informaton on my father, Harry R. Howes. Served in India and The Hump. Have his dress jacket with the 10th Air  Force and the China Star patches, but do not know what squadron or unit he served in. He was a supply Officer and we have a picture of him taking leave in India. Any information would be helpful and I will try to get the picture posted soon. Thanks, Dennis Howes

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Subject: BoardRoom: still searching

Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 07:20:15 -0800 (PST)

From: billy thompson <bat@texoma.net>

Message: still searching for someone who may have know my brother thomas h thompson . radio operator 42-93371 . do you know any one that flew on plane 42-93370 pilot thomas d,keeton co- pilot robert d, grant radio operater jackson r sandberg. or plane 42-93368 pilot robert w lindsay. co pilot mark m. veck radio operator.  william w white. i would like any info. you may have on this.  and if any of the men are still living. would like to talk to them. herb you have been a great help to me i thank you very much god bless you'all that served your country. billy thompson sherman, texas . 

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Subject: BoardRoom: 9th Combat Cargo Squadron/3rd Combat Car

Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2001 21:50:20 -0700 (PDT)

From: Dannette Danowski <kdano@radiks.net>

Message: Greetings. Looking for others that served with my uncle, 2nd Lt. Robert L. DeLanoit, co-pilot on C-47 3329 (MACR#919)(Skytrain) transport plane that crashed into a mountain at Hpa-Lin (Li-Hsaw), Burma on 18 January 1945. 22 degrees 55" N 97 degrees E.   He was part of the 9th Combat Cargo Squadron of the 3rd Combat Cargo Group stationed at Warazup, Burma. The crash site was about 5.5 miles from Namhkan, Burma.

Pilot - 2/Lt. Michael P. Prete, R/O James S. Wallace, S/Sgt Dominic Scala, Cpl Arnold J. Boers, Pvt. Lyle A. Lanz were also killed in that same crash. Have copies of some photos and pieces of unit history for that time period. Names of others in photos: Edgar S. Bagley, Los Angeles, CA, PFC Claude P. Lamkins, Beedevill, Ark., PFC John P. Lane, Haverville, MA, PFC George P. Lund, Cedar Falls, IA, Lt. William M. DeLoach, Atlanta, GA.

Please contact: Dannette Danowski at: kdano@radiks.net, Bellevue, Nebraska USA.

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Subject: BoardRoom: Wendover Training

Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 10:46:11 -0700 (PDT)

From: Thomas Petersen <tlpetersen@att.net>

Message: Hello to all, I am working with a group that is restoring Wendover Airbase as a tribute to all of the aircrews that trained there. We have come across info that indicates that a number of cargo groups trained here and I am sseeking any info or individuals that may have been here.  Thank you,  Thomas Petersen Historic Wendover Airfield

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Subject: BoardRoom: insignias

Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 12:41:21 -0700 (PDT)

From: Paul Dombroski <pjcd@sunlink.net>

Message: My late uncle served in the CBI theater. I have two insignias which contain a skull resting on a shield and wings on either  side. They are contained in a leather wallet(?) which bears the same emblem on the front. Can anyone offer any information?  There is also a small booklet( 2 1/2" X 4 1/4"} with a blue silk cover, written on the front is "Honorable Rememberance" and something in Chineese. Inside are the American and Chineese flags. The next page contains my uncle's name and "With unshaken faith in peace and justice we marched onward shoulder to shoulder to a bright victory. Your bravery and achievements have wonrespect and gratitude in the hearts of millions. In Appreciation of your invaluable service and in remembrance of our true friendship, we respectfully present this medal of honor to you" It is signed KU Cheng Ting Chairman, Shensi Troop Comforting Association. The last two pages are completly in Chineese. Any help would be appreciated.  Thank You   Paul Dombroski

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Subject: BoardRoom: Missing Person Search

Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 13:47:09 -0700 (PDT)

From: Herb Patton <hilltop@icx.net>

Message: The 4th Combat Cargo Sqdn is trying to ascertain the where aboutsof one of our memebers, Francis L Simmons. His last known address was 301 S.W 156th CT Ocala Fl. 34481. If anyone knows where he currently resides, please notify Herb Patton, at the posted address, or Walt Glover at bchtme@webtv.net  Thanks

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Subject: BoardRoom: 1Lt Elmer Mumford

Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 19:33:21 -0700 (PDT)

From: Alicia Mumford Fish <timaliciafish@webtv.net>

Message: I am looking for anyone who knew my Father, 1Lt Elmer Mumford, a pilot with the 3rd Com Car Sq who was killed in India on Oct. 23, 1944 

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Subject: Lt. Raymond G. Lowry

Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 08:23:34 -0400

From: Tom Booth MBooth1021@aol.com

Message: A picture of my father Lt. Raymond G. Lowry was published in the Spring 2000 issue of the FlightSafety International employee magazine "Profiles." Lt Lowry died on 15 Jul 44 during a mission to the Imphal Valley. The picture shows him holding me up over his head shortly before he left for India. I had put the picture up on a display board to honor Veterans and someone sent it to the magazine. I was surprised but honored that after 55 years people still honor the sacrifices made by those listed on the "In Memoriam" page on this web site. My father was flying with Lt. Albert Ford, Sgt Joseph Tasson, and Sgt Thomas Thompson. I would appreciate hearing from any of their family members who read this message.

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Subject: BoardRoom: Charles (Bud) Burrell

Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 06:39:59 -0700 (PDT)

From: Steve Brainard <sbrainard@home.com>

Message: Does anyone have any information on the wartime service of Charles (Bud) Burrell late of Foxboro, Massachusetts. I know that my uncle Bud flew the Hump during World War II. His funeral is this coming Thursday in Foxboro, Ma.  I would appreciate hearing from friends or acquaintances. Thank you.  Steve Brainard   E-mail is SBrainard@home.com. Phone is 401-334-6522.

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Subject: BoardRoom: looking for info on floyd stoughton

Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 17:20:41 -0700 (PDT)

From: "Spc. Ed A. Stoughton" <estoughton@hotmail.com>

Message: Hi there, I am spc-4 Ed Stoughton. My Granfather floyd stoughton he was a crew chief on the sweet sue. I am looking for anyone who knew him.. I grew up listening to his stories... but i want to correspond with people who knew him.. or talk to people who's relatives where in the 11th combat cargo squad. Who might have info for me.. please respond anyone, this is important to me.  thank you Ed stoughton

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Subject: BoardRoom: email

Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 17:25:16 -0700 (PDT)

From: Spec 4 Stoughton <estoughton@hotmail.com>

Message: Hi its me again , i just wanted to say that instead of posting info , for me here, anyone can email me at my address which is estoughton@hotmail.com thank you   Ed

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Subject: BoardRoom: Edward Appleton

Date: Fri, 4 May 2001 04:50:15 -0700 (PDT)

From: so <Soleksiak@mediaone.net>

Message: Does anyone remember Edward Appleton. He was a cargo pilot that flew the hump.His nickname was Applejack.

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Subject: 9th Combat Cargo 3rd Group

Date: Thu, 04 May 2001 08:02:41

From: fredmoore@att.net

Message: Frederick Moore 9th Combat Cargo 3rd Group

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Subject: BoardRoom: General Wainwright

Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 19:50:21 -0700 (PDT)

From: Pete Kote Pilot <petekote@sccoast.net>

Message: The Fourth Squadron of the 1st.Combat Cargo Group was based in Liuchow,China when the war came to an end.Everything seemed to be disorganised at the time. I was put in charge of a flight of three planes and received an order to assign a plane and crew to rescue General Wainwright who was being held at a small air strip in China,by the Japanese. At that time we were flying c-46s and since a short field landing would be required to land on that short runway a c-47 would be needed for the mission.I was tempted to take the assignment myself,but since it had been quite along time since I had flown a c-47 I didn't want to risk making a short field landing on such an important mission. I assigned the mission to a c-47 crew who successfuly performed the mission. The order stated that a para medic would jump from the plane to assist the General, prior to the plane attempting the landing. As far as I recall,the mission was a success. If anyone reading this was part of that mission,I would enjoy hearing from them to find out how it all worked out.

On another subject: I viewed the report about Phil Cochran and the 1st. Air Commandos who were based with us at Sylet. I didn't know Phil,personaly at the time but our roads crossed after the war. Phil lived in Erie,Pa. not far from Jamestown,N.Y.  Where I owned and operated the Carriage House restaurant. Phil was vice pres. of Lyons Transportation and had a terminal in Jamestown. They schedualed a transportation dinner at the Carriage House.  Phil was the first one to arrive and when I told him about our association in Sylet we began to exchange China Burma experiances.  From that day on Phil arranged all of the transportation dinners at our restaurant until the day he died. He was always the first to arrive and the last to leave. He loved to party and was a very congenial person.When the Hump Pilots had their reunion in Niagara Falls,N.Y. I was on the committee along with a fine group from the Buffalo area.They appointed me to the historical unit of the group and as historical project I chose to collect some memorabilia on Flip Corkin(Phil Cochran)of Terry and The Pirates, A popular comic strip about the war in China,written by Milt Caniff before and during the war years. My brother-in-law Terry Jonethis,who was an artist assisted me in in making duplicates of everything pretaining to Phil Cochran which was located in the Erie museum. I presented all of the artifacts,encased in plastic to the history department of the Hump Pilots. It was displayed at the next reunion that I attended, but I haven't seen it since. Does anyyone know what happened to the display?  Phil passed away shortly after being invited to a reunion with Lord Louis Montbatten in England. As mentioned in another report,he was also a favorite of Gen. Hap Arnold.Anyone that ever knew him can never forget him. He was an outstanding person both in the military and in his community as citizen.

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Subject: BoardRoom: re: insignias

Date: Sat, 19 May 2001 21:24:12 -0700 (PDT)

From: Bill Edwards <w8hmf.7@juno.com>

Message: My late uncle served in the CBI theater. I have two insignias which contain a skull resting on a shield and wings on either side. They are contained in a leather wallet(?) which bears the same emblem on the front. Can anyone offer any information?  There is also a small booklet( 2 1/2" X 4 1/4"} with a blue silk cover, written on the front is "Honorable Rememberance" and something in Chineese. Inside are the American and Chineese flags. The next page contains my uncle's name and "With unshaken faith in peace and justice we marched onward shoulder to shoulder to a bright victory. Your bravery and achievements have wonrespect and gratitude in the hearts of millions. In Appreciation of your invaluable service and in remembrance of our true friendship, we respectfully present this medal of honor to you" It is signed KU Cheng Ting Chairman, Shensi Troop Comforting Association. The last two pages are completly in Chineese. Any help would be appreciated    Thank You  Paul Dombroski

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Subject: BoardRoom: info

Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 04:54:29 -0700 (PDT)

From: Al Robinson <arobins1@midsouth.rr.com>

Message: I would like to know more info. about my father, Albert S. Robinson(deceased). He was a C-46 A/C for approx. 3 years in CBI but with out a service # I have no idea how to begin.  Thanks  AL Robinson

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Subject: BoardRoom: My Uncle, Buck Sergeant Arthur Rodgers

Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 00:46:55 -0700 (PDT)

From: Larry Rodgers <UserLarry563@cs.com>

Message: To Everyone:  I am looking for anyone having information on my uncle, Buck Sergeant Arthur Rodgers. His unit held the record for the number of missions in a twenty-four hour period.  Larry Rodgers

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Subject: Insignia Re: Looking for people who knew, my Grandfather

Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 12:42:08 -0700

From: "Edward Stoughton" <estoughton@hotmail.com>

Subject: Re: Looking for people who knew, my Grandfather

Date: Sun, 27 May 2001 14:18:45

Message: I am working on it..I have been away for two weeks with my national guard company, the only thing right now i can find is that he was part of 11th combat cargo sqadron, 10 AF..  I am going to ask my uncle but all i am goin off of is his dd 214.  Hope you have some luck.  talk to you later.  Ed

From: Bill Bielauskas <vze26fxa@verizon.net>

Reply-To: bill.comcar@verizon.net

To: estoughton@hotmail.com

Subject: Re: Looking for people who knew, my Grandfather

Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 08:05:37 -0400

Message: Ed, Is there anyway to identify what USAAF outfit you Grandfather flew with. Knowing this info makes locating information a bit easier, just a bit. Hope to hear back from you and then we will see if I can offer any suggestions and such.   Bill B  comcar.org

"Edward P. Stoughton" wrote:

Hi there , my name is Ed Stoughton.  My Grandfather was Floyd Burket Stoughton , He was a crew chief on the sweet sue. I am looking for former comrades or anyone that new him. He passed away last april.. I am using my father's computer and would really appreciate any email sent directly to me at estoughton@hotmail.com. I grew up listening to his stories, and would like to find out about the man who served over sea's, I just want to learn about him any info whatsoever is greatly appreciated.  Thank you, sincerely yours,  Spc. Edward A. Stoughton

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Subject: BoardRoom: Looking for ANYONME WHO FLEW WITH GRANDF

Date: Sun, 27 May 2001 19:21:33 -0700 (PDT)

From: Chad Kaa <swim31@home.com>

Message: DID ANYONE FLY WITH HENRY KAA Jr. HE FLEW THE HUMP IN INDIA?

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Subject: BoardRoom: Looking for ANYONME WHO FLEW WITH GRANDF

Date: Sun, 27 May 2001 19:21:33 -0700 (PDT)

From: Chad Kaa <swim31@home.com>

Message: DID ANYONE FLY WITH HENRY KAA Jr. HE FLEW THE HUMP IN INDIA?

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Subject: BoardRoom: seeking information

Date: Mon, 28 May 2001 12:24:33 -0700 (PDT)

From: joan webster <joanwebster@earthlink.net>

Subject: BoardRoom: Help searching for info on WWII pilot KI-Date: Mon, 28 May 2001 12:27:48 -0700 (PDT)

From: Doug James <james@shc.edu>

To: bill@comcar.org

Time: Mon, 28-May-2001 19:27:48 GMT IP: 207.157.56.117

Message: Marcy Bradshaw Darnall was my neighbor during WWII. He was killed when his Navy plane crashed into the mountains while he was flying "the hump." How do I learn more?

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Subject: BoardRoom: Help searching for info on WWII pilot KI

Date: Mon, 28 May 2001 12:27:48 -0700 (PDT)

From: Doug James <james@shc.edu>

Message: Marcy Bradshaw Darnall was my neighbor during WWII. He was killed when his Navy plane crashed into the mountains while he was flying "the hump." How do I learn more?

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Subject: BoardRoom: seeking information about Ralph Engroff

Date: Mon, 28 May 2001 12:31:36 -0700 (PDT)

From: joan webster <joanwebster@earthlink.net>

To: bill@comcar.org

Message: Just come upon this site and have always wanted to learn all there is concerning the CBI. Once knew someone -during war- who was with them. I was little then but he was engaged to my sister and he often wrote me from over there. I believe is long since deceased but would love to hear or learn all I could as he was very kind .  ThaNnk you, Joan Webster Name: Ralph Engroff, Lieut.

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Subject: BoardRoom: seeking information about Ralph Engroff

Date: Mon, 28 May 2001 12:31:36 -0700 (PDT)

From: joan webster <joanwebster@earthlink.net>

Message: Just come upon this site and have always wanted to learn all there is concerning the CBI. Once knew someone -during war- who was with them. I was little then but he was engaged to my sister and he often wrote me from over there. I believe is long since deceased but would love to hear or learn all I could as he was very kind .  ThaNnk you, Joan Webster Name: Ralph Engroff, Lieut.

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Subject: BoardRoom: Info regarding W. L. Collinsworth

Date: Mon, 28 May 2001 19:23:06 -0700 (PDT)

From: "P. R. Collinsworth" <vpaulus@elpasonet.net>

Message: My father, W. L. Collinsworth, trained at Bowman Field and went on to serve in the CBI, apparently with 1st Combat Cargo Group.  He was killed in a crop-duster accident in the early '50s and his (VA provided) headstone has '1st Combat Cargo' on it (and his rank at time of separation). I'm looking for information because that headstone and my family's knowledge of his service is at variance with what his separation papers list; his separation papers list a number of hours in twin engine bombers, rather than transport aircraft. I can't get this sorted out with St. Louis archives - his records were apparently among those lost in the 'great fire'.

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Subject: BoardRoom: Info regarding W. L. Collinsworth

Date: Mon, 28 May 2001 19:23:06 -0700 (PDT)

From: "P. R. Collinsworth" <vpaulus@elpasonet.net>

Message: My father, W. L. Collinsworth, trained at Bowman Field and went on to serve in the CBI, apparently with 1st Combat Cargo Group. He was killed in a crop-duster accident in the early '50s and his (VA provided) headstone has '1st Combat Cargo' on it (and his rank at time of separation). I'm looking for information because that headstone and my family's knowledge of his service is at variance with what his separation papers list; his separation papers list a number of hours in twin engine bombers, rather than transport aircraft. I can't get this sorted out with St. Louis archives - his records were apparently among those lost in the 'great fire'.

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Subject: BoardRoom: Did you know Capt Jack Walters, CBI?

Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 05:24:10 -0700 (PDT)

From: jack walters <jacwaltrs@aol.com>

Message: Anyone with photos or any type of information on this man would be very much appreciated. He was an Engineering Officer somewhere in the CBI. Thank you, his son, Jack Walters.

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Subject: BoardRoom: Any info on 7th AIR BASE COMMUNICATION D

Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 05:27:48 -0700 (PDT)

From: jack walters <jacwaltrs@aol.com>

To: bill@comcar.org

Message: any information, photos, etc. this outfit was somewhere in-China.

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Subject: Son of William Poplett RO CBI

Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 00:23:46

From: aatbill@exis.net

To: bill@comcar.org

Message: The son of William Poplett who was radio operator flying in CBI  My Dad flew in China/Burma- Radio operator. I have more pics from his flying days I could send if you wish. Thanks again for your sacrifices in keeping America great. Bill Poplett, CPO USN Retired

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Subject: BoardRoom: Posted photo of JAN 20 1944 Santa Ana Ai

Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2001 10:04:43 -0700 (PDT)

From: Doug Jessop <info@searcher.com>

Message: My father, Alma D. Jessop (now deceased) served in the WWII 10th AAF stationed with the 443rd TCG in the CBI. I am in the process of going through his old photos, patches, etc. and am scanning them to post on the Internet. My hope is that someone may recognized my father or one of their relatives. I have just posted a large unit photo of the Jan 20 1944 Santa Ana Airbase training center...complete with names! Please let me know if you find anyone you know. The best way to contact me is via e-mail. The website of the photo directory can be found at: http://www.searcher.com/AAF.html

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Subject: BoardRoom: 4th Combat Cargo Group

Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2001 12:57:31 -0700 (PDT)

From: Gerald White <gerald.white@mcguire.af.mil>

Message: 4th Combat Cargo Group lives an I need to find men who served in it! In September 1945, the War Department directed the AAF-IBT staff to reorganize the 4th Combat Cargo Group as the 514th Troop Carrier Group and combine the 13, 14, 15 and 16 Combat Cargo Squadrons with the 348, 349, 350 -&- 351 Airdrome Squadrons and designate them as the 334, 335, 336 and 337 Troop Carrier Squadrons. The AAF-IBT staff wallah's ignored the directive and declared the units surplus (unlike the China Theater who reorgainzed 1st and 3rd CC Groups and assigned squadorns as the 512 and 513 TC Groups). 4th Combat Cargo and its units were inactivated in 1946 and disestablished in 1948. In 1985, the Air Force reconstituted the 4 CCG but redesignated it as the 344th Military Airlift Group. Meanwhile, a 514th Troop Carrier Group was organized in 1947 and is currently doing business as the 514th Operations Group at McGuire AFB, NJ. Long story short, the Air Force combined the history, lineage and awards of the 4th Combat Cargo Group and 514th Operations Group this past January and I am looking for information and photos from their Burma experience. Contact me at this e-mail, (609) 754-6971 (there's an answering machine) or by mail: MSgt Gerald White, 514 AMW/HO, 2217 W. Arnold Ave., McGuire AFB, NJ 08641-5218. Thank you! 

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Subject: BoardRoom: Jack M. Francis, Jim Walker- Know them?

Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2001 08:02:36 -0700 (PDT)

From: Joan Francis Bounaco <jbounacos@yahoo.com>

Message: I'm looking for anyone who might have known my father, Jack Marion Francis. He served at Morrison Field, West Palm Beach, Fl, and was sent to Burma as a flight engineer. Also, I am searching for an address of his best friend, who was also in the Army Air Corps, Jim Waalker, formerly of Houston Texas. Last address was Louisiana. Please contact me if you have any of this information.  Thanks for what you did.  Joan Francis Bounacos

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Subject: BoardRoom: anyone that knew harold stelley in bur

Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2001 23:46:05 -0700 (PDT)

From: harold e stelley <bstelley52@msn.com>

Message: i have been reading your web site for cbi veterans and wondered if there were still people out there that remember my father harold e stelley.at the time he was either a staff or tech sgt.he told me a lot about the cbi and what it was like.he mentioned more than once about what a great cook sgt goldberg was.also about life on the bases in the jungle.but i would like to hear if there is still anyone around that remembers him.unfortunately he died june 1976.if you do remember him drop me a line with any thoughts that you have. thanks harold e stelley jr

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Subject: BoardRoom: Robert Hennessey

Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 13:13:13 -0700 (PDT)

From: joandales <joandstewart@compuserve.com>

Message: My cousin, Bob Hennessey, flew C46/C47s over the hump 1944/45, I have picture album and log books, will send copies of pics if you guys have a place for them - let me know. Tnx JS


    If you served or flew in the CBI Theater of Operations or flew any Combat Cargo related missions (i.e. Korea, Berlin Airlift or modern USAF Combat Cargo missions).  Please use this message board as place to post a message, question, story, memories, etc. 

     Go to CBI - Combat Cargo Message Board         

     You could, if you prefer email me directly or snail mail me at the address located on the bottom of this page.  So I can get in touch with you and gain more insight into this largely unknown Theater of Operations and Combat Cargo missions 

    I only ask that posts to this Message Board relate directly or indirectly in some way to the above subject matter.  I reserve the right to remove any and all posts that do not relate to the above mentioned topics.  This message board is located off site so please excuse the advertising. 

    There are enough sites on the World Wide Web that deal with the famous fighters, the famous bombers, their groups and squadrons.  It is my intention with this site to have a place for the the Groups, Squadrons, and men who flew the in this Forgotten Theater of Operations, The CBI, a place where they can post their stories, memories, etc. so their history can be saved and shared with others.

    Thanks,  Bill Bielauskas


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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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