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


27th Troop Carrier Squadron, 443rd Troop Carrier Group

A Short History from the "Combat Squadrons of the Air Force World War II"

by Albert F. Simpson Historical Research Center and Office of the Air Force History Headquarters USAF   1982

Edited by Maurer Maurer

Lineage: Constituted as 27th Transport Squadron on Jan. 19, 1942.  Activated on Feb 1, 942. Redesignated 27th Troop Carrier Squadron on Jul 4, 1942. Inactivated on Dec 27, 1945.

Assignments:  89th Transport Group, Feb 1, 1942; 10th Transport (later Troop Carrier) Group, June 15 1942 (attached to 62nd Transport [later Troop Carrier] Group, Jun 12 - Aug 5, 1942); Tenth Air Force, (attached to Troop Carrier Command, Easter Air Command), Jan 12, 1944; 443rd Troop Carrier Group, Mar 6, 1944-Dec 27, 1945 (attached to 69th Composite Wing, May 21, 1944-Jul 1945).

Stations: Daniel Field, Ga, Feb 1, 1942; Harding Field, La, Mar 10, 1942; Kellogg Field, Mich, Jun 21, 1942; Bowman Field, Ky, Aug 5, 1942; Pope Field, NC, Oct 4, 1942; Lawson Field, Ga, Dec 2, 1942; Dunnellon AAFld, Fla, Feb 14-Dec 13, 1943; Sylhet, Indai, Jan 12, 1944; Yunnani, China, Mary 21, 1944 )detachements operated from Chanyi, Chengtu, and Kunming at various times); Chengkung, China, Feb 15, 1945; Liangshan, China, Aug 13-Dec 27, 1945. P

Aircraft: C-48, 1942; C-49, 1942; C-53, 1942-193; C-47, 1942-1945.

Operations: Training of transport pilots and glider pilots, and later replacement crews, Jun 21, 1942-Nov 30, 1943; aerial transportation in CBI, Jan 13, 1944 - Aug 13, 1945.

Service Streamers: American Theater

Campaigns: India-Burma; China Defensive; Central Burma; China Offensive.

Decorations: None.

Emblem: Over and through a light blue disc, border red, piped white, a black and white checkered taxicab, winged gold, resting on a white cloud formation in base.   Approved Feb 25, 1943.

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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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