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COMBAT CARGO UNITS



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Combat Cargo Task Force
1st Combat Cargo Gp1st Combat Cargo Sq
2nd Combat Cargo Sq
3d Combat Cargo Sq
4th Combat Cargo Sq
344th Airdrome Sq
345th Airdrome Sq
346th Airdrome Sq
347th Airdrome Sq
283d Medical Dispensary (Avn)
3d Combat Cargo Gp9th Combat Cargo Sq
10th Combat Cargo Sq
11th Combat Cargo Sq
12th Combat Cargo Sq
329th Airdrome Sq
330th Airdrome Sq
331th Airdrome Sq
332nd Airdrome Sq
4th Combat Cargo Gp13th Combat Cargo Sq
14th Combat Cargo Sq
15th Combat Cargo Sq
16th Combat Cargo Sq
348th Airdrome Sq
349th Airdrome Sq
350th Airdrome Sq
351st Airdrome Sq



Combat Cargo Task Force

Activated -unknown. Discontinued 25 Jun 45.

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1st Combat Cargo Group  (See CBI Unit Histories)

Source:

Combat Units of WWII; AFHRA, Maurer Maurer, editor:
or
Air Force Historical Studies Office  (Adobe Acrobat file)

Lineage:  Constituted as 1st Combat Cargo Group on 11 Apr 1944 and activated on 15 Apr 1944. Equipped with C-47's. Moved to the CBI theater in Aug 1944. Began operations in Sep 1944 by transporting supplies and reinforcements to and evacuating casualties from Imphal, Burma. Continued to support Allied operations in Burma, flying in men and supplies from India, moving equipment required to construct and operate airstrips, dropping dummy cargoes to lead the enemy away from Allied offensives, dropping paratroops for the assault on Rangoon (May 1945), and evacuating prisoners of war who were freed by Allied advances. Meanwhile, part of the group had been sent to China, and for a short time (Dec 1944-Jan 1945) the group's headquarters was located there. Operations in China included helping to evacuate the air base at Kweilin during a Japanese drive in Sep 1944, moving Chinese troops, and flying many supply missions, some of which involved ferrying gasoline and materiel over the Hump from India. The group, partially re-equipped with C-46's in Jun 1945, engaged primarily in transporting men, food, arms, and ammunition until the end of the war. Redesignated 512th Troop Carrier Group in Sep 1945. Returned to the US in Dec 1945. Inactivated on 24 Dec 1945. Redesignated 512th Troop Carrier Group (Medium) and allotted to the reserve. Activated on 2 Sep 1949. Equipped with C-46's. Ordered into service on 15 Mar 1951. Inactivated on 1 Apr 1951. Allotted to the reserve. Activated on 14 June 1952. Inactivated on 14 Apr 1959. Redesignated: 512 Military Airlift Group on 31 Jul 1985; 512 Operations Group on 1 Aug 1992. Activated in the Reserve on 1 Aug 1992.

Squadrons:  1 Combat Cargo (later, 326 Troop Carrier; 326 Airlift): 15 Apr 1944-16 Jun 1945; 2 Sep 1949-1 Apr 1951; 14 Jun 1952-14 Apr 1959; 1 Aug 1992-. 2 (later, 327): 15 Apr 1944-10 Sep 1945 (detached 1 Jul-10 Sep 1945); 2 Sep 1949-1 Apr 1951; 14 Jun 1952-14 Apr 1959. 3 (later, 328): 15 Apr 1944-20 Dec 1945 (detached 23 Jun-20 Aug 1945 and 25 Aug-10 Nov 1945); 2 Sep 1949-1 Apr 1951; 14 Jun 1952-16 Nov 1957; 25 Mar 1958-14 Apr 1959. 4 (later, 329): 15 Apr 1944-8 Dec 1945 (detached 5-24 Sep 1945); 2 Sep 1949-1 Apr 1951. 709 Airlift: 1 Aug 1992-.

Stations:  Bowman Fld, KY, 15 Apr 1944; Baer Fld, IN, 5-13 Aug 1944; Sylhet, India, 29 Aug 1944; Tulihal, India, 30 Nov 1944; Tsuyung, China, 20 Dec 1944; Dohazari, India, 30 Jan 1945; Hathazari, India, 15 May 1945; Myitkyina, Burma, Jun 1945; Liuchow, China, 30 Aug 1945; Kiangwan, China, 9 Oct-3 Dec 1945; Camp Anza, CA, 23-24 Dec 1945. Reading Muni Aprt, PA, 2 Sep 1949; New Castle County Aprt, DE, 1 May 1950-1 Apr 1951. New Castle County Aprt, DE, 14 Jun 1952; Willow Grove NAS, PA, 20 Jul 1958-14 Apr 1959. Dover AFB, DE, 1 Aug 1992-.

Commanders:  Lt Col Robert J. Rentz, 21 Apr 1944; Lt Col Walter P. Briggs, 28 Apr 1945; Maj Samuel B. Ward, 18 Aug 1945; Maj Maurice D. Watson, 9 Sep 1945; Maj Wilbur B. Sprague, 18 Sep 1945; Col J. H. Snyder, 24 Nov 1945; Capt Dixon M. Jordan, 29 Nov-24 Dec 1945. Col Edgar S. Davis, 2 Sep 1949-1 Apr 1951. Unkn, 14 Jun 1958-1958; Col Carl F. Hynek Jr, by Jan 1959-14 Apr 1959. Lt Col Thomas C. W. Keitel, 1 Aug 1992-.

Aircraft:  C-47, 1944-1945; C-46, 1945. C-46, 1949-1951; AT-7, 1949-1951; AT-11, 1949-1951. C-46, 1952-1957; C-119, 1957-1959. C-5, 1992-.

Operations:  Trained in the United States for combat cargo operations between Apr and Aug 1944. In Sep, it began transporting troops and supplies to support Allied forces in Burma. Missions included dropping paratroops, moving equipment to construct and operate airstrips, evacuating casualties and liberated prisoners of war, towing gliders, and dropping dummy cargoes to lead enemy forces away from Allied offensives. Beginning in late 1944, the group also flew missions in China, transporting Chinese troops and their supplies and evacuating the air base at Kweilin during a Japanese offensive. Some missions ferried gasoline and materiel over the Hump (Himalaya Mountains) from India to China. Between Sep 1949 and Mar 1951, and again from Jun 1952-Apr 1959, trained as a Reserve troop carrier group at bases in Pennsylvania and Delaware. In Aug 1992, activated in the Reserve to coordinate operations of C-5 squadrons. Personnel and squadrons of the group participated in various contingency and humanitarian airlift operations, some to Asia and Africa.

Service Streamers:  None.

Campaign Streamers:  World War II: India-Burma; China Defensive; Central Burma; China Offensive.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers:  None.

Decorations:  Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jul 1993-30 Jun 1995; 1 Sep 1996-31 Aug 1998.

Emblem (WWII, unofficial):  On a golden orange disc a caricatured rabbit's face affront (white face, brown ears) superimposed upon the figure "1" and flanked by the letters "C", all white outlined black.

Emblem (Current):  On a shield azure, over a sphere argent, with shading of the field, a stylized aircraft gulls, with highlights of the second, its road-like jet stream encircling the sphere or, shaded gulls, with center dash-like markings and all outlines of the first. (Approved 21 Jan 1958.) The group will use the wing emblem with the group designation in the scroll (Approved on 21 Dec 1993.)


Source:  Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA) (512th Airlift Wing)

Lineage:  Established as 512 Troop Carrier Wing, Medium on 4 Aug 1949. Activated in the Reserve on 2 Sep 1949. Ordered to active service on 15 Mar 1951. Inactivated on 1 Apr 1951. Activated in the Reserve on 14 Jun 1952. Ordered to active service on 28 Oct 1962. Relieved from active duty on 28 Nov 1962. Redesignated: 512 Troop Carrier Wing, Heavy on 8 Jan 1965; 512 Air Transport Wing, Heavy on 1 Dec 1965; 512 Military Airlift Wing on 1 Jan 1966. Inactivated on 29 Jun 1971. Redesignated 512 Military Airlift Wing (Associate) on 29 Jan 1973. Activated in the Reserve on 1 Jul 1973. Redesignated: 512 Airlift Wing (Associate) on 1 Feb 1992; 512 Airlift Wing on 1 Oct 1994.

Assignments:  Ninth Air Force, 2 Sep 1949; First Air Force, 1 Aug 1950-1 Apr 1951. 1 Air Reserve District, 14 Jun 1952; First Air Force, 14 Jan 1954; Fourteenth Air Force, 25 Mar 1958; Second Air Force Reserve Region, 15 Aug 1960; Ninth Air Force, 28 Oct 1962; Second Air Force Reserve Region, 28 Nov 1962; Fourth Air Force Reserve Region, 8 Jan 1965; Central Air Force Reserve Region, 31 Dec 1969-29 Jun 1971. Eastern Air Force Reserve Region, 1 Jul 1973; Fourteenth Air Force, 8 Oct 1976; Twenty-Second Air Force, 1 Jul 1993-.

Components

Group:  512 Troop Carrier (later, 512 Operations): 2 Sep 1949-1 Apr 1951; 14 Jun 1952-14 Apr 1959; 1 Aug 1992-. 912: 11 Feb 1963-8 Jan 1965. 913: 11 Feb 1963-8 Jan 1965. 914: 11 Feb 1963-1 Jan 1964. 916: 8 Jan 1965-21 Apr 1971 (detached 1-21 Apr 1971). 917: 5 Feb 1965-21 Apr 1971 (detached 1-21 Apr 1971). 937: 5 Feb 1965-21 Apr 1971 (detached 1-21 Apr 1971).

Squadrons:  326: 14 Apr 1959-11 Feb 1963; 1 Jul 1973-1 Aug 1992. 327: 14 Apr 1959-11 Feb 1963. 328: 14 Apr 1959-11 Feb 1963. 709: 1 Oct 1973-1 Aug 1992.

Stations:  Reading Muni Aprt, PA, 2 Sep 1949; New Castle County Aprt, DE, 12 Apr 1950-1 Apr 1951. New Castle County Aprt, DE, 14 Jun 1952; U.S. Naval Air Station Willow Grove, PA, 20 Jul 1958; Carswell AFB, TX, 8 Jan 1965-29 Jun 1971. Dover AFB, DE, 1 Jul 1973-.

Commanders:  Brig Gen Emil H. Molthan, 2 Sep 1949-1 Apr 1951. Col Frank W. Davis, 14 Jun 1952; Brig Gen John S. Bagby, 5 Aug 1952; Col Stanley V. Rush, c. 8 Jan 1965; Brig Gen John W. Hoff, 16 Jul 1967; Brig Gen George H. Wilson, 1 Jun 1970; Col George H. Bergmark Jr., c. Apr-29 Jun 1971. Maj William J. Cox, 1 Jul 1973; Lt Col David L. Webber, 2 Aug 1973; Col Donald H. Balch, 30 Nov 1974; Lt Col William J. Cox, 1 Feb 1976; Lt Col David L. Webber, 1 May 1976; Col Jack P. Ferguson, 10 Nov 1980; Col Ralph T. Carlson, 4 Jun 1984; Col James E. Hamer, 16 Jun 1985; Col Keith T. Reiling, 29 Apr 1987; Col David J. Stanley, 1 Dec 1990; Col Peter T. Bentley, 1 Nov 1993; Brig Gen Michael J. Quarnaccio, 15 Jan 1995; Col Peter K. Sullivan, 11 Mar 1998-.

Aircraft:  AT-7, AT-11, and C-46, 1949-1951. C-46, 1952-1957; C-119, 1957-1965; C-124, 1965-1971. C-141, 1973; C-5, 1973-.

Operations:  Reserve training in troop carrier operations, 1949-1951. Called to active service in 1951 and personnel used to meet USAF worldwide requirements. Reserve training in troop carrier operations, 1952-1965, and in military airlift operations, 1965-1971. Called to active service for 1 month during Cuban missile crisis. Provided military airlift support for Vietnam conflict. Reserve training in military airlift operations and performed airlift worldwide since 1973, in association with the active-duty 436th Airlift Wing. Transported U.S. troops to Panama during crisis there in 1989. Took part in global contingency and humanitarian operations, airlifting personnel, equipment, and supplies.

Service Streamers:  None.

Campaign Streamers:  None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers:  Panama, 1989-1990.

Decorations:  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Aug 1967-25 Oct 1968; 13 Oct-14 Nov 1973; 1 Jan 1974-30 Apr 1975; 1 Jun 1976-31 May 1978; 1 Jun 1978-31 May 1979; 1 Jan 1988-30 Jun 1989; 1 Jul 1993-30 Jun 1995; 1 Sep 1996-31 Aug 1998. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-[29 Jun 1971].

Bestowed Honors:  Authorized to display honors earned by the 512 Operations Group prior to 2 Sep 1949. Service Streamers. None. Campaign Streamers. World War II: India-Burma; China Defensive; Central Burma; China Offensive. Decorations. None.

Emblem:  On a shield azure, over a sphere argent, with shading of the field, a stylized aircraft gulls, with highlights of the second, its road-like jet stream encircling the sphere or, shaded gulls, with center dash-like markings and all outlines of the first. (Approved 21 Jan 1958.)

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 23 May 2001.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 30 Sep 1998.

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1st Combat Cargo Squadron

Source:

Combat Squadrons of the Air Force - World War II; AFHRC, Maurer Maurer, editor:  (Adobe Acrobat files)
or
Air Force Historical Research Agency
     Part I
     Part II

Lineage:  Constituted 1st Combat Cargo Squadron on 11 Apr 1944. Activated on 15 Apr 1944. Redesignated 326th Troop Carrier Squadron on 29 Sep 1945. Inactivated on 26 Dec 1945. Activated in the Reserve on 15 Jul 1947. Redesignated 326th Troop Carrier Squadron (Medium) on 2 Sep 1949. Ordered to active service on 15 Mar 1951. Inactivated on 1 Apr 1951. Activated in the Reserve on 14 Jun 1952. Ordered to active service on 28 Oct 1962. Relieved from active duty on 28 Nov 1962. Redesignated: 326th Tactical Airlift Squadron on 1 Jul 1967; 326th Military Airlift Squadron (Associate) on 25 Sep 1968; 326th Airlift Squadron (Associate) on 1 Feb 1992; 326th Airlift Squadron on 1 Oct 1994.

Assignments:  1st Combat Cargo Group, 15 Apr 1944; Fourteenth Air Force, 16 Jun-26 Dec 1945 (attached to 69th Composite Wing, 16 Aug-10 Nov 1945). 435th Troop Carrier Group, 15 Jul 1947; 512th Troop Carrier Group, 2 Sep 1949-1 Apr 1951. 512th Troop Carrier Group, 14 Jun 1952; 512th Troop Carrier Wing, 14 Apr 1959; 912th Troop Carrier (later, 912th Tactical Airlift; 912th Military Airlift) Group, 11 Feb 1963; 512th Military Airlift (later, 512th Airlift) Wing, 1 Jul 1973; 512th Operations Group, 1 Aug 1992-.

Stations:  Bowman Field, KY, 15 Apr-1 Aug 1944; Sylhet, India, 21 Aug 1944 (detachment operated from Yunannyi, China, 15 Sep-2 Oct 1944, and Hathazari, India, 19 Oct-c. Dec 1944); Tulihal, India, 29 Nov 1944; Tsuyung, China, 12 Dec 1944; Hsingching, China, 29 Jan 1945 (detachment operated from Liangshan, 11 Mar-9 Jul 1945); Chengkung, China, 16 Aug 1945; Piardoba, India, 15 Nov-26 Dec 1945. Morrison Field, FL, 15 Jul 1947; Reading Muni Aprt, PA, 2 Sep 1949; New Castle County Aprt, DE, 1 May 1950-1 Apr 1951. New Castle County Aprt, DE, 14 Jun 1952; Willow Grove NAS (later, US NAS Willow Grove), PA, 20 Jul 1958; Dover AFB, DE, 25 Sep 1968-.

Commanders:  Unkn, 15-26 Apr 1944; Maj Frank S. Aitken, 27 Apr 1944; Capt Wilson Gillis, c. Dec 1944; Maj Timothy R. Johnson, 27 Jan 1945; Maj Joseph G. Manyo, 21 Jul 1945; Lt Col William F. Duncan, 19 Aug 1945; Maj John W. Chapman, 29 Aug 1945; Capt John R. Boyle, c. Nov-c. 26 Dec 1945. Unkn, 15 Jul 1947-Oct 1948; Capt George P. Lescanec, c. Oct 1948; Lt Col Ignatius Sargent, 4 Oct 1949; unkn, c. Jan 1951-1 Apr 1951. Unkn, 14 Jun 1952-c. Mar 1959; Lt Col Alfred J. Wood, c. Apr 1959-unkn; Lt Col James R. Morrow, c. Dec 1962; unkn, Dec 1966-Sep 1968; Lt Col Arthur J. Kiefer Jr. 25 Sep 1968; Lt Col Theodore J. Killian, c. Apr 1973; Lt Col Edward R. Graves, c. Jul 1973; Lt Col William J. Cox, 17 Jun 1974; Col Robert E. Kosikowski, 23 Jul 1976; Col Robert A. Fean, 1 Jun 1979; Lt Col David M. H. Sibbald, 23 May 1982; Col Leland H. Hoffer, 18 Nov 1985; Lt Col John M. Danahy, 24 Oct 1987; Lt Col Patrick J. Gallagher, 1 Aug 1991; Lt Col Jeffrey M. Bricker, 4 Nov 1992; Lt Col Richard W. Johnstone, 1 May 1993; Lt Col James E. Randby, 1 May 1996; Lt Col Edward M. Poling, 15 Jan 1998-.

Aircraft:  C-47, 1944-1945. Unkn, 1947-1949; C-46, 1949-1951; AT-7, 1949-1951; AT-11, 1949-1951. C-46, 1952-1957; C-119, 1957-1968; C-141, 1968-1973; C-5, 1973-.

Operations:  Trained for overseas troop carrier operations, Apr-Aug 1944. Moved to Asia, and transported troops and supplies to forward areas in China and India, Sep 1944-Sep 1945. Trained in the Reserve for troop carrier operations, 1947-1951. Resumed training in the Reserve for airlift missions, 1952. Took part in various contingency and humanitarian airlift operations worldwide.

Service Streamers:  None.

Campaign Streamers:  World War II: India-Burma; China Defensive; China Offensive

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers:  Panama, 1989-1990.

Decorations:  Distinguished Unit Citation: French Indochina, China, and Manchuria, 1-30 Sep 1945. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Sep 1971-30 Jun 1972; 13 Oct-14 Nov 1973; 1 Jan 1974-30 Apr 1975; 1 May 1975-31 May 1976; 1 Jun 1976-31 May 1978; 1 Jun 1978-31 May 1979; 1 Jan 1988-30 Jun 1989; 1 Jul 1993-30 Jun 1995; 1 Sep 1996-31 Aug 1998. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Crosses with Palm: 14 Feb-11 Mar 1968; 25 Sep 1968-28 Jan 1973.

Emblem:  On a light turquoise blue disc, thin border white, edged black, a caricatured, brown-and-white rabbit, seated astride fuselage of a caricatured, camouflaged transport aircraft, holding reins fastened about the nose of aircraft in left hand, and holding a riding crop aloft in the right hand; four saddle bags strapped about fuselage of aircraft. (Approved on 17 Jul 1944.)

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 12 Jun 2001.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 30 Sep 1998.

Supersedes statement prepared on 27 Dec 1990.

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2nd Combat Cargo Squadron

(Unofficial designs for the 2nd CCS)

Source:

Combat Squadrons of the Air Force - World War II; AFHRC, Maurer Maurer, editor:  (Adobe Acrobat files)
or
Air Force Historical Research Agency
     Part I
     Part II

Lineage:  Constituted 2nd Combat Cargo Squadron on 11 Apr 1944. Activated on 15 Apr 1944. Redesignated 327th Troop Carrier Squadron on 31 Oct 1945. Inactivated on 26 Dec 1945. Activated in the Reserve on 29 May 1947. Redesignated 327th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 2 Sep 1949. Ordered to Active Service on 15 Mar 1951. Inactivated on 1 Apr 1951. Activated in the Reserve on 14 Jun 1952. Ordered to Active Service on 28 Oct 1962. Relieved from Active Duty on 28 Nov 1962. Redesignated: 327th Tactical Airlift Squadron on 1 Jul 1967; 327th Airlift Squadron on 1 Feb 1992.

Assignments:  1st Combat Cargo Group, 15 Apr 1944 (under operational control of Air Transport Command, 1 Jul-9 Sep 1945); Fourteenth Air Force, 10 Sep-26 Dec 1945. 514th Troop Carrier Group, 29 May 1947; 512th Troop Carrier Group, 2 Sep 1949-1 Apr 1951. 512th Troop Carrier Group, 14 Jun 1952; 512th Troop Carrier Wing, 14 Apr 1959; 913th Troop Carrier (later, 913th Tactical Airlift; 913th Airlift) Group, 11 Feb 1963; 913th Operations Group, 1 Aug 1992-.

Stations:  Bowman Field, KY, 15 Apr-3 Aug 1944; Sylet, India, 27 Aug 1944 (detachment operated from Yunnani, China, 11-18 Sep 1944); Imphal, India, 22 Nov 1944; Tsuyung, China, 12 Dec 1944; Dohazari, India, 1 Feb 1945; Hathazari, India, 16 May 1945; Bhamo, Burma, 1 Jun 1945; Peishiyi, China, 10 Sep-26 Dec 1945. Marietta AAFld, GA, 29 May 1947; Reading Muni Aprt, PA, 2 Sep 1949; New Castle County Aprt, DE, 1 May 1950-1 Apr 1951. New Castle County Aprt, DE, 14 Jun 1952; Willow Grove Air Reserve Facility (later, Station), 20 Jul 1958-.

Commanders:  Maj Maurice D. Watson, Apr 1944; Maj Gay S. Tuis, Feb 1945-unkn. Unkn, 29 May 1947-Aug 1949; Lt Col Alfred Wolf, Sep 1949-unkn. Unkn, 14 Jun 1952-1958; Lt Col John B. Boyd, by Apr 1959-unkn; Col Frances N. King, by Dec 1966; Lt Col Clayton D. Mullins, c. Oct 1968-unkn; Lt Col Charles R. Matthews, by Jul 1972; Lt Col Robert H. Holford, by Jun 1973; Lt Col Angelo C. Natale, by Aug 1976; Col Boyd A. England, c. Feb 1979; Lt Col Robert L. Kline, Jun 1982; Lt Col William J. Quinn, 3 Jan 1983; Lt Col Charles L. Stanton, by Dec 1985; Lt Col Anthony F. Stranges Jr., 3 Jun 1988; Lt Col Marvin J. Barry, 12 Mar 1990; Lt Col Robert T. Draper, c. 20 Jul 1991; Lt Col Peter Brown, Feb 1993; Lt Col Thomas V. Tamez, 3 Jan 1994; Lt Col Dennis C. Perry, 3 Dec 1994-.

Aircraft:  C-47, 1944-1945. Unkn, 1947-1948; C-46, 1949-1951; AT-7, 1949-1951; AT-11, 1949-1951. C-46, 1952-1957; C-119, 1957-1969, 1970-1971; C-130, 1970-.

Operations:  Aerial transportation in the China-Burma-India theater, 28 Aug 1944-c. 20 Oct 1945. Performed troop carrier training, 1947-1951. Supported airborne forces and performed worldwide airlift, 1952-. Deployed to Southwest Asia and performed airlift missions in support of the Gulf War, Jan-Apr 1991.

Service Streamers:  None.

Campaign Streamers:  World War II: India-Burma; China Defensive; Central Burma; China Offensive. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers:  None.

Decorations:  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Nov 1978-31 Oct 1980; 15 Jul 1984-14 Jul 1986; 15 Jul 1986-14 Jul 1988; 27 Aug 1992-26 Aug 1994. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 26 Oct-6 Nov 1972.

Emblem:  On a medium blue disc, border yellow, a dexter hand holding five playing cards spread fanwise, all deuces of spades, proper. (Approved on 17 Jul 1944.) Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 18 Jan 2002.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Dec 1996.

Supersedes published information contained in Maurer Maurer (ed.), Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (Washington: USGPO, 1969).

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3d Combat Cargo Squadron

Source:

Combat Squadrons of the Air Force - World War II; AFHRC, Maurer Maurer, editor:  (Adobe Acrobat files)
or
Air Force Historical Research Agency
     Part I
     Part II

Lineage:  Constituted 3d Combat Cargo Squadron on 11 Apr 1944. Activated on 15 Apr 1944. Redesignated 328th Troop Carrier Squadron on 29 Sep 1945. Inactivated on 20 Dec 1945. Redesignated 328th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 4 Aug 1949. Activated in the Reserve on 2 Sep 1949. Ordered to Active Service on 15 Mar 1951. Inactivated on 1 Apr 1951. Activated in the Reserve on 14 Jun 1952. Ordered to Active Service on 28 Oct 1962. Relieved from Active Duty on 28 Nov 1962. Redesignated: 328th Tactical Airlift Squadron on 1 Jul 1967; 328th Airlift Squadron on 1 Feb 1992.

Assignments:  1st Combat Cargo (later, 512th Troop Carrier) Group, 15 Apr 1944-20 Dec 1945 (attached to Air Transport Command, 23 Jun-20 Aug 1945; 69th Composite Wing, 25 Aug-10 Nov 1945). 512th Troop Carrier Group, 2 Sep 1949-1 Apr 1951. 512th Troop Carrier Group, 14 Jun 1952; 349th Troop Carrier Group, 16 Nov 1957; 512th Troop Carrier Group, 25 Mar 1958; 512th Troop Carrier Wing, 14 Apr 1959; 914th Troop Carrier (later, 914th Tactical Airlift; 914th Airlift Group, 11 Feb 1963; 914th Operations Group, 1 Aug 1992-.

Stations:  Bowman Field, KY, 15 Apr 1944; Baer Field, IN, 5-11 Aug 1944; Sylhet, India, 30 Aug 1944 (detachment operated from Yunnani, China, 16 Sep-2 Oct 1944); Tulihal, India, 18 Oct 1944; Hathazari, India, 7 Apr 1945; Myitkyina, Burma, 1 Jun 1945; Luliang, China, 25 Aug 1945; Kunming, China, 4 Sep 1945; Kharagpur, India, 15 Nov-20 Dec 1945. Reading Muni Aprt, PA, 2 Sep 1949; New Castle County Aprt, DE, 1 May 1950-1 Apr 1951. New Castle County Aprt, DE, 14 Jun 1952; Paine AFB, WA, 16 Nov 1957; Niagara Falls Muni Aprt (later, Niagara Falls Intl Aprt; Niagara Falls IAP-ARS), NY, 25 Mar 1958-.

Commanders:  None (not manned), 15-23 Apr 1944; Lt Col John K. Moriarty, 24 Apr 1944-1945. Maj Robert F. Strayer, 2 Sep 1949-1 Apr 1951. Unkn, 1 Jun 1952-1958; Lt Col Maurice R. Patterson, by Dec 1958; Lt Col Salvatore A. Mauriello, 1 Sep 1959-10 Feb 1963; unkn, 11 Feb 1963-1967; Lt Col Philip L. Serafine, by Dec 1967; Lt Col Norman E. Friedman, by Jul 1969; Lt Col Blake W. Schultz, by Jun 1971; Lt Col Robert L. Shannon, Jan 1974; Col Edwin E. Mench Jr., by Oct 1980; Lt Col Thomas A. Wooster, by Sep 1981; Lt Col Robert J. Zale, Jun 1982; Lt Col Peter Evans, Sep 1983; Lt Col David M. Hall, Nov 1983; Col Richard W. Shine, 15 Jan 1988; Lt Col William H. Weiss, 1 Mar 1990; Lt Col Richard J. Quiram, 20 Dec 1991; Lt Col Christopher M. Hayes, 1 Oct 1993; Lt Col Sandford E. Way, 9 Sep 1996-.

Aircraft:  C-47, 1944-1945; C-46, 1949-1951; C-46, 1952-1958; C-119, 1958-1971; C-130, 1971-.

Operations:  Transported personnel and supplies, primarily to forward areas, and evacuated casualties in CBI, 16 Sep 1944-11 Nov 1945. Reserve airlift operations, 1949-1951 and 1952-, including to Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War and in Southwest Asia during the Gulf War.

Service Streamers:  None.

Campaign Streamers:  World War II: India-Burma; Central Burma; China Defensive; China Offensive. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers:  None.

Decorations:  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 30 Apr 1972-30 Apr 1974; 1 Jan 1983-31 Jul 1984; 1 Aug 1984-31 Jul 1986; 1 Jul 1989-30 Jun 1991. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 26 Oct-6 Nov 1972.

Emblem:  On a light blue equilateral triangle, one point up, the two upper sides bordered Air Force golden yellow, a stylized American eagle in upward flight Air Force blue, his head white, his beak and talons Air Force golden yellow; in base two white parachutes dropping, flanking the eagle's tail one on either side, cords Air Force blue. (Originally approved on 28 Jul 1944; reinstated on 23 Sep 1998.)

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 22 Mar 2002.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Sep 1999.

Supersedes statement prepared on 12 Mar 1980.


Source:  AF Reserve Web Site (914th Airlift Wing)

The 914th Airlift Wing traces it's lineage back to the 3d Combat Cargo Squadron, First Combat Cargo Group, which was activated on 15 April 1944 at Bowman Field, Louisville, Kentucky, flying the C-47. They were known as the "Lucky Third" by their sister squadrons because of an outstanding safety record. In August 1944, they deployed to India in support of combat operations in Burma, moving to China shortly before the end of WWII where they transitioned to the C-46. On 28 September 1945, the unit was redesignated as the 328th Troop Carrier Squadron and it's parent unit was redesignated the 512th Troop Carrier Group, respectively. Prior to being deactivated in December 1945, the unit earned a distinguished Unit Citation and four campaign streamers. The 328th TCS was reactivated in the Reserve in 1948 at Reading, PA, again as part of the 512th TCG. They become active duty during the Korean conflict from March thru April in 1951. Beginning on 14 June 1952, the Squadron flew C-47 aircraft at New Castle County Airport, Delaware. On 16 November 1957 they moved to Paine Field, Everett, Washington and then to Niagara Falls, New York on 25 March 1958 where they converted to C-119 aircraft. On 28 October, 1962, along with it's parent wing, the 512th, the Squadron was recalled to active duty at home station during the Cuban missile crisis. On 11 February 1963, as part of a Reserve wide reorganization, the 914th TCG was created and activated as the new parent unit for the 328th TCS. The 914th emblem includes a horseshoe, which presumably represents its link to the original emblem of the "Lucky Third" and the 328th. On 1 July 1967 the 328th Troop Carrier Squadron was redesignated as the 328th Tactical Airlift Squadron and converted to C-130A aircraft in December of 1970, which they continued to fly until June of 1986 when they converted to C-130E aircraft. The unit then assumed command of Niagara Falls Air Reserve Base on January 1, 1971. From 4 October 1990 to 11 April 1991 the 328th was recalled to active duty and deployed the United Arab Emirates in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Shortly after returning to Niagara Falls, in September of 1992, the Squadron received an Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, and also converted to new C-130H3 aircraft, which it presently operates. The Squadron has supported numerous "real-world" airlift missions at home in the United States, in Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, and in Central and South America. The 914th is assigned to the 22nd Air Force, Air Mobility Command, under the Air Reserve Command. To date the unit has amassed over 130,000 mishap-free flying hours.

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4th Combat Cargo Squadron

Source:

Combat Squadrons of the Air Force - World War II; AFHRC, Maurer Maurer, editor:  (Adobe Acrobat files)
or
Air Force Historical Research Agency
     Part I
     Part II

Lineage:  Constituted 4th Combat Cargo Squadron on 11 Apr 1944. Activated on 15 Apr 1944. Redesignated 329th Troop Carrier Squadron on 29 Sep 1945. Inactivated on 8 Dec 1945. Redesignated 329th Troop Carrier Squadron (Medium) on 4 Aug 1949. Activated in the reserve on 2 Sep 1949. Called to active service on 15 Mar 1951. Inactivated on 1 Apr 1951.

Assignments:  1st Combat Cargo (later 512th Troop Carrier) Group, 15 Apr 1944-8 Dec 1945 (attached to 69th Composite Wing, 5-24 Sept 1945). 512th Troop Carrier Group, 2 Sep 1949-1 Apr 1951.

Stations:  Bowman Field, Ky, 15 Apr-1 Aug 1944; Sylhet, India, 3 Sep 1944 (detachment operated from Yunnani, China, 11 Sep-11 Oct 1944); Tulihal, India, 30 Nov 1944; Chengkung, China, 21 Dec 1944; Dohazari, India, 1 Feb 1945; Hafhazari, India, 15 May 1945; Liuchow, China, 25 Aug 1945; Hankow, China, 14 Oct-17 Nov 1945; Camp Stoneman, Calif, 5-8 Dec 1945; Reading Muni Aprt, Pa, 2 Sep 1949; New Castle County Aprt, Del, 1 May 1950-1 Apr 1951.

Aircraft:  C-47, 1944-1945; C-46, 1945.

Operations:  Aerial transportation in CBI, Sep 1944-C 20 Oct 1945.

Service Streamers:  None.

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

Decorations:  None.

Emblem:  A leaping, black, caricatured donkey, winged orange, carrying a large, tan pack on its back, held in place by two straps of a like color. (Approved 17 Jul 1944.)

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344th Airdrome Squadron  (See "Airdrome Squadron Data" in CBI Unit Histories)

Supported 1st CCS.

Source:  Mr. Bernie Shearon

Lineage:  Activated 10 May 44 at Baer Fld, IN; deactivated 23 Sep 45, disbanded 8 Oct 48.

Assignments:  I Troop Carrier Cd to Nov 44 (attached to 1 Combat Cargo Gp), 1 Combat Cargo Gp.

Stations:  Baer Fld, IN 10 May 44, Camp Anza, CA 12 Sep 44, at Melbourne, Australia about Oct 44, Bombay, India to 28 Oct 44, Sylhet, India 21 Nov 44, Tulihal Airstrip, (Imphal), India 12 Dec 44, Chu Hsian Alfd, China to May 45, Hsingchiang Afld to Aug 45.

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345th Airdrome Squadron  (See "Airdrome Squadron Data" in CBI Unit Histories)

Supported 2nd CCS.

Source:  Mr. Bernie Shearon

Lineage:  Activated 15 May 44 at Baer Fld, IN; Active to 10 Sep 45, disbanded 8 Oct 48.

Assignments:  I Troop Carrier Cd to Nov 44 (attached to 1st Combat Cargo Gp), 1st Combat Cargo Gp.

Stations:  Baer Fld, IN 10 May 44, Camp Anza, CA 12 Sep 44, at Melbourne, Australia about Oct 44, Bombay, India to 28 Oct 44, Sylhet, India 21 Nov 44, Imphal to Dec 44, Chu Hsian Alfd, China to 30 Jan 45, Dohazari, India May 45, Bhamo -unknown.

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346th Airdrome Squadron  (See "Airdrome Squadron Data" in CBI Unit Histories)

Supported 3d CCS.

Source:  Mr. Bernie Shearon

Lineage:  Activated 10 May 44 at Bowman Fld, KY; Active to 29 Jun 45, disbanded 8 Oct 48.

Assignments:  I Troop Carrier Cd to Nov 44 (attached to 1st Combat Cargo Gp), 1st Combat Cargo Gp.

Stations:  Bowman Fld, KY 10 May 44, Camp Anza, CA 12 Sep 44, at Melbourne, Australia about Oct 44, Bombay, India to 28 Oct 44, Sylhet, India 21 Nov 44, Hathazari, India (Sentinel Hill Airstrip) Apr 45, Mytkyina East Jun 45, Kunming -unknown.

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347th Airdrome Squadron  (See "Airdrome Squadron Data" in CBI Unit Histories)

Supported 4th CCS.

Source:

347th Airdrome Squadron Web Site
( http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Barracks/3407/ - NO LONGER ACTIVE )

Mr. Bernie Shearon

Lineage:  Activated 10 May 44 at Bowman Fld, KY; Inactivated 23 Sep 45, disbanded 8 Oct 48; Reconstituted 15 Aug 88 as 347th Air Base Operability Sq, activated 15 Aug 88, inactivated 1 May 91.

Assignments:  I Troop Carrier Cd to Nov 44 (attached to 1st Combat Cargo Gp); 1st Combat Cargo Gp to 1945; Tenth Air Force to Sep 45 and back to the 1st Combat Cargo Gp. It was disbanded on 8 Oct 48, reconstituted on 15 Aug 88, redesignated the 347th Air Base Operability Sq, activated and assigned to the 347th Combat Support Group (late 347th Support Gp) at Moody AFB, GA, and inactivated on 1 May 91.

Stations:  Bowman Field, Kentucky, 10 May 1944-17 July 1944; Atterbury Army Air Force Base, Columbus, Indiana, 17-21 July 1944; Bowman Field, Louisville, Kentucky, 21 July - 14 August 1944; Baer Field, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 14 August 1944 - 4 October 1944; Camp Anza, Arlington, California, 7 October - 19 October 1944; Departed for Overseas on the U.S.S. General H. W. Butner (AP-113), 19 October 1944; Melbourne, Australia, 8 - 10 November 1944; Bombay, India, 23 - 25 November 1944; Tulihal Air Strip, Imphal, India, 3 December 1944 - 1 February 1945; Dohazari, India, 1 February - 15 May 1945; Hathazari, India, 15 May - 23 August 1945; Liuchow, China, 24 August - 9 October 1945; Hankow, China, 9 October - 12 November 1945; Shanghai, China, 12 - 17 November 1945; Departed Theater of Operations on Adabelle Lykes (C-1), 17 November 1945; Arrived in San Francisco, California, 5 December 1945. Moody AFB, GA 15 Aug 88-1 May 91.

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283d Medical Dispensary (Avn)  (See Medical Service Units)

Campaign Credit:  Central Burma

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3d Combat Cargo Group


Patch while assigned to
507th Wing, 1996-1997

Source:

Combat Units of WWII; AFHRA, Maurer Maurer, editor:
or
Air Force Historical Studies Office  (Adobe Acrobat file)

Lineage:  Established as 3 Combat Cargo Group on 1 Jun 1944. Activated on 5 Jun 1944. Redesignated 513 Troop Carrier Group on 19 Sep 1945. Inactivated on 15 Apr 1946. Redesignated 513 Troop Carrier Group, Special, and activated, on 19 Nov 1948. Inactivated on 16 Oct 1949. Redesignated 513 Troop Carrier Group, Assault, Fixed Wing on 30 Jun 1955. Activated on 8 Nov 1955. Inactivated on 8 Oct 1957. Consolidated (31 Jan 1984) with the 513 Troop Carrier Wing, Assault, Fixed Wing, which was established on 26 Sep 1957. Activated on 8 Oct 1957. Redesignated 513 Troop Carrier Wing, Assault on 1 Jul 1958. Inactivated on 1 Dec 1958. Redesignated 513 Troop Carrier Wing, and activated, on 6 Apr 1966. Organized on 15 Apr 1966. Redesignated: 513 Tactical Airlift Wing on 1 Jul 1967; 513 Airborne Command and Control Wing on 18 Jun 1987. Inactivated on 1 Feb 1992. Redesignated 513 Air Control Group on 7 Mar 1996. Activated in the Reserve on 15 Mar 1996.

Assignments:  Army Air Forces, India-Burma Sector, China-Burma-India Theater, 5 Jun 1944 (attached to Third Tactical Air Force, 5 Jun 1944-unkn; Tenth Air Force, c. 20 Aug-21 Sep 1944); Tenth Air Force, 22 Sep 1944 (attached to Air Cargo Headquarters, Tenth Air Force, 1 Nov 1944-30 Apr 1945; North Burma Air Task Force, Tenth Air Force, 1 May-11 Jun 1945); Army Air Forces, India-Burma Theater, 12 Jun 1945 (attached to India-China Division, Air Transport Command, 12 Jun 1945-); Tenth Air Force, 16 Jun-1 Aug 1945 (remained attached to India-China Division, Air Transport Command); unkn (probably Army Air Forces, India-Burma Theater), 1 Aug-c. 1 Nov 1945 (remained attached to India-China Division, Air Transport Command, to 1 Nov 1945); Tenth Air Force, c. 1 Nov 1945; Army Air Forces, China Theater, c. 12 Nov 1945-15 Apr 1946. 1 Airlift Task Force, 19 Nov 1948 (attached to 61 Troop Carrier Wing, 19-25 Nov 1948; Airlift Wing [Provisional], 26 Nov 1948-19 Jan 1949; 7497 Airlift Wing, 20 Jan-9 Jul 1949; 61 Troop Carrier Wing, 10 Jul 1949-); United States Air Forces in Europe, 26 Sep-16 Oct 1949 (remained attached to 61 Troop Carrier Wing to 16 Oct 1949). Eighteenth Air Force, 8 Nov 1955 (attached to 314 Troop Carrier Wing, 8 Nov 1955-); Ninth Air Force, 1 Sep 1957 (remained attached to 314 Troop Carrier Wing to 8 Oct 1957); 839 Air Division, 8 Oct 1957-1 Dec 1958. United States Air Forces in Europe, 6 Apr 1966 (attached to 322 Air Division, 15 Apr 1966-); Third Air Force, 1 Jul 1966 (remained under 322 Air Division); United States Air Forces in Europe, 1 Jul 1967 (remained under 322 Air Division); Third Air Force, 1 Nov 1968-1 Feb 1992 (remained under 322 Air Division to 24 Dec 1968). 507 Wing, 15 Mar 1996; Tenth Air Force, 1 Apr 1997-.

Components

Squadrons:  Naval Air Transport Squadron VR-6: attached 19 Nov 1948-31 Jul 1949. 9 (later, 330): 5 Jun 1944-15 Apr 1946 (detached 13 Jul-11 Aug 1944); 19 Nov 1948-16 Oct 1949; 8 Nov 1955-1 Dec 1958. 10 Airborne Command Control (later, 10 Airborne Command and Control): 1 Jan 1970-31 Dec 1991. 10 (later, 331): 5 Jun 1944-6 Jan 1946 (detached 15 Dec 1945-6 Jan 1946); 19 Nov 1948-16 Oct 1949; 8 Nov 1955-1 Dec 1958. 11 (later, 332): 5 Jun 1944-2 May 1945 (detached 16 Jun-12 Aug 1944; c. 1 Nov 1945-15 Apr 1946; 19 Nov 1948-16 Oct 1949; 8 Nov 1955-1 Dec 1958. 12 (later, 333): 5 Jun 1944-6 Jan 1946 (detached 5 Jul-11 Aug 1944 and 15 Dec 1945-6 Jan 1946); 19 Nov 1948-16 Oct 1949 (detached 20 Dec 1948-26 Sep 1949). 32: attached 5 Nov 1973-15 Jan 1974 and 5 Sep-14 Nov 1975. 36: attached 21 Mar-22 Jun 1967; 26 Feb-19 Jun 1969; 13 Jul-14 Sep 1971; 5 Mar-16 May 1973; 3 Jan-15 Mar 1974. 37: attached 21 Sep-21 Dec 1967; 2 Dec 1968-26 Feb 1969; 2 Mar-13 May 1970; 13 Jan-14 Mar 1972; and (by 5) Sep-15 Nov 1973. 38: attached 5 Nov 1970-7 Jan 1971; 13 Sep-16 Nov 1971; 11 Mar-6 May 1972; 7 May-15 Jul 1973. 39: attached 27 May-8 Jul 1968; 7 Jul-15 Sep 1974; 4 Jul-14 Sep 1975. 40: attached 11 Mar-27 May 1968; 5 Mar-15 May 1975. 41: attached 12 Nov 1971-17 Jan 1972; 3 Mar-15 May 1974; 5 Nov 1974-16 Jan 1975. 47: attached 12 May-16 Jul 1971. 48: attached 10 Jun-c. Jul 1972. 61: attached 6 May-11 Aug 1967; 8 Apr-c. 29 Jun 1968; 27 May-6 Jul 1970; 5 Jan-16 Mar 1973. 345: attached 8 Oct 1956-12 Nov 1958. 346: attached 8 Oct 1956-30 Jun 1958 and 13 Feb-11 Mar 1968. 347: attached 22 Jun-23 Sep 1967; 15 Jun-6 Sep 1969; 5 Sep-15 Nov 1970. 348: attached 6 Sep-16 Nov 1969; 17 Feb-4 Mar 1970; 7 May-13 Jul 1970; 5 Jan-15 Mar 1971; 6 May-1 Jun 1972. 530 Fighter: attached 15 Dec 1945-16 Feb 1946. 772: attached 5 Jul-21 Sep 1972; 3 Nov 1972-16 Jan 1973; 5 Jan-16 Mar 1975; 5 Nov 1975-15 Jan 1976. 773: attached 1 Jun-14 Jul 1972; 28 Aug-16 Nov 1972; 5 Jul-5 Sep 1973; 5 May-15 Jul 1974; 5 May-14 Jul 1975. 774: attached 5 Sep-15 Nov 1974. 777: attached 6 Aug-13 Nov 1967; 10 May-7 Aug 1969; 11 Jan-19 Mar 1970; 1-31 Oct 1970; 13 Mar-12 May 1971. 778: attached 7 Nov 1967-13 Feb 1968; 18 Oct-21 Dec 1969; 7 Jul-16 Sep 1970. 779: attached 26 Sep-2 Dec 1968; 7 Aug-18 Oct 1969. 970 Airborne Air Control: 15 Mar 1996-. Military Airlift Squadron Provisional, 1648: attached 8 Jul 1968-10 May 1969. 7120 Airborne Command Control: 1 Jul 1966-1 Jan 1970. Troop Carrier Squadron Provisional, 7441: attached 20 Jul 1966-1 Mar 1967. Troop Carrier Squadron Provisional, 7442: attached 20 Jul 1966-1 Jun 1967.

Stations:  Sylhet, India, 5 Jun 1944; Dinjan, India, 2 Aug 1944; Myitkyina, Burma, 3 Jun 1945; Shanghai, China, 1 Nov 1945-15 Apr 1946. Rhein-Main AB, Germany, 19 Nov 1948-16 Oct 1949. Sewart AFB, TN, 8 Nov 1955-1 Dec 1958. Evreux-Fauville AB, France, 15 Apr 1966; RAF Mildenhall, England, 1 Jul 1966-1 Feb 1992. Tinker AFB, OK, 15 Mar 1996-.

Commanders:  Col Charles D. Farr, 5 Jun 1944; Col Hiette S. Williams Jr., 25 Oct 1944; Col Herbert A. Bott, 7 Feb 1945; Col Hiette S. Williams Jr., 12 Apr 1945; Lt Col G. Robert Dodson, 21 Apr 1945; Col Hugh D. Wallace, 17 Jun-11 Sep 1945; unkn, 12 Sep-c. Oct 1945; Lt Col George H. Van Deusen, c. Oct 1945-15 Apr 1946. Col Frank Norwood, 19 Nov 1948; Commander Harry P. Badget (USN), 20 Mar 1949; Col Frank Norwood, c. 24 Apr-30 Sep 1949; none (not manned), 1-16 Oct 1949. Col John R. Roche, 8 Nov 1955; Lt Col Raymond J. Berger, 16 Sep 1958; Lt Col Earl V. Riley, 7 Nov-1 Dec 1958. Col Harold G. Fulmer, 15 Apr 1966; Col William W. Kingery, 28 Jun 1968; Col Thomas J. Sims, 11 Jul 1969; Col Eugene H. Dyke, 17 Sep 1969; Col Robert W. Koernig, 2 Sep 1971; Col Webb Thompson, 10 Nov 1972; Col James E. Poore, 1 Mar 1974; Col Clarence W. Thomas, 9 May 1975; Col Walter J. Ford, 8 Jun 1977; Col Gene D. Rawlings, 15 Jun 1979; Col Charles W. Bartholomew, 26 Jun 1981; Col John P. Dickey, 10 Jun 1983; Col Joe G. Cabuk Jr., 14 Jun 1985; Col Dwight M. Kealoha, 18 Jun 1987; Col John A. Judd, 5 Dec 1988; Col Howard W. Guiles, 2 Oct 1989; unkn, Jul 1991-1 Feb 1992. Unkn, 15 Mar-22 Jun 1996; Col Kenneth D. Suggs, 23 Jun 1996; Col John C. Fobian, 12 Sep 1999-.

Aircraft:  C-47, 1944-1946; C-46, 1945-1946. C-54, 1948-1949 (included Navy R-5D of Naval Squadron VR-6). C-119, 1955-1956; C-123, 1956-1958. C-130, 1966-1976; EC-135, 1966-1992; C-124, 1968-1969; WC-135, 1989-1992. E-3, 1996-.

Operations:  Initially the Group was to be used to relieve the besieged British Garrison at Imphal, India and when this job was done they would be rotated back to the USA for proper training and redeployment to combat. This never happened. The Group remained in the CBI for the duration. The Group supported ground forces during the battle for Northern Burma and the subsequent allied drive southward. Flew allied troops and material to the front, transporting gasoline, oil, vehicles, engineering and signal equipment, and other items the group either landed or dropped in Burma. Also evacuated wounded personnel to India. Moved to Burma in June 1945. After the liberation of Burma, the group hauled critical supplies such as gasoline to China. From late 1945, it continued airlift missions as needed in China until Apr 1946. Between Nov 1948 and Sep 1949, flew supplies into Berlin as part of Operation Vittles. From Nov 1955 to Nov 1958, participated in numerous tactical exercises and operations, including troop drops and airlift in support of construction of the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line stations in the American Arctic. From Apr 1966 to Jan 1976, provided intra-theater airlift in support of US Air Forces in Europe, European Command, and North Atlantic Treaty Organization operations and exercises, using C-130s and crews rotating to Europe from Tactical Air Command and Military Airlift Command wings based in the United States and C-124s and crews from Air Force Reserve groups. Maintained and operated EC-135s as an airborne command post and acted as host organization for American units at RAF Mildenhall to Feb 1992. Beginning Mar 1996, trained to fulfill an air control mission through the use of airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft. Took part in worldwide contingency operations and counter-drug missions.

Service Streamers:  None.

Campaign Streamers:  World War II: India-Burma; Central Burma; China Defensive, China Offensive.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers:  None.

Decorations:  Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation: 10-16 Apr 1986. Air Force Outstanding Unit

Awards: 19 Aug-3 Dec 1956; 1 Jul 1966-30 Jun 1967; 1 Jul 1969-30 Jun 1970; 1 Jul 1972-30 Jun 1973; 1 Jul 1974-30 Jun 1975; 1 Jul 1975-30 Jun 1976; 1 Jul 1977-30 Jun 1978; 1 Jul 1980-30 Jun 1981; 1 Jul 1983-30 Jun 1985; 1 Jul 1985-30 Jun 1987; 1 Jul 1988-30 Jun 1990; 1 Jul 1990-30 Jun 1991; 1 Aug 1996-31 Jul 1998.

Emblem:  Approved on 24 Oct 1988.

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9th Combat Cargo Squadron

Source:

Combat Squadrons of the Air Force - World War II; AFHRC, Maurer Maurer, editor:  (Adobe Acrobat files)
or
Air Force Historical Research Agency
     Part I
     Part II

Lineage:  Constituted as 9th Combat Cargo Squadron on June 1, 1944 and activated in India on June 5, 1944. Redesignated 330th Troop Carrier Squadron on Oct 1, 1945. Inactivated on April 15, 1946. Redesignated 330th Troop Carrier Squadron (Special) on November 19, 1948. Activated on November 19, 1948. Inactivated on October 16, 1949. Redesigned 330th Troop Carrier Squadron (Assault, Fixed Wing) on June 30, 1955. Activated on November 8, 1944. Redesignated 330th Troop Carrier Squadron (Assault) on July 1, 1958. Inactivated December 1, 1958. Activated and redesignated 330th Airlift Flight c. May 93.

Assignments:  3d Combat Cargo Group (later 513th Troop Carrier) Group, June 5, 1944 - April 15, 1946. 513th Troop Carrier Group November 19, 1946 - October 16, 1949. 513th Troop Carrier Group - November 8, 1955. 513th Troop Carrier Wing October 8, 1957 - Dec 1, 1958. 652nd Air Base Gp 31 May - 1 Oct 93.

Stations:  Sylhet, India, June 5, 1944; Moran, India, July 12, 1944; Warazup, Burma, December 27, 1944; Myitkyina, Burma, June 3, 1945; Shanghai, China October 7, 1945 - April 15, 1946; Rhein Main AB, Germany, November 19, 1948 - October 16, 1949. Sewart AFB, Tenn., November 8, 1944 - December 1, 1958. McClellan AFB, CA 31 May - 1 Oct 93.

Aircraft:  C-47, 1944 - 1945; C-46, 1945 - 1946. C-54, 1948 - 1949. C-119, 1955 - 1956; C-123, 1956 - 1958.

Operations:  Aerial transportation in CBI, June 8, 1944- September 1945; airlift of Chinese troops to eastern China to perform disarmament operations, Oct - Nov 1945. Berlin Airlift, December 3, 1948 - September 20, 1949. Not manned, September 15, 1958 - December 1, 1958.

Service Streamers:  None.

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

Decorations:  Air Force Outstanding unit award, August 19, 1956 - December 3, 1956.

Emblem:  On a red disc, superimposed over an Air Force yellow lightning flash issuing from a silver-gray cloud in chief and pointing to dexter a silver-gray Pegasus, wings upward, carrying on his back a stack of white boxes, and sliding to a halt on a dime, clouds of dust rising from his hoofs, all of the last; outlines and details black throughout. (Approved 27 Jun 1957.)

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10th Combat Cargo Squadron

Source:

Combat Squadrons of the Air Force - World War II; AFHRC, Maurer Maurer, editor:  (Adobe Acrobat files)
or
Air Force Historical Research Agency
     Part I
     Part II

Lineage:  Constituted as 10th Combat Cargo Squadron on June 1, 1944 and activated in India on June 5, 1944. Redesignated 331st Troop Carrier Squadron on Oct 1, 1945. Inactivated on January 6, 1946. Redesignated 331st Troop Carrier Squadron (Special) and activated on November 19, 1948. Inactivated on October 16, 1949. Redesignated 331st Troop Carrier Squadron (Assault, Fixed Wing) on June 30, 1955. Activated on November 8, 1944. Redesignated 331st Troop Carrier Squadron (Assault) on July 1, 1958. Inactivated December 1, 1958.

Assignments:  3d Combat Cargo Group (later 513th Troop Carrier) Group, June 5, 1944 - January 6, 1946. 513th Troop Carrier Group November 19, 1946 - October 16, 1949. 513th Troop Carrier Group November 8, 1955. 513th Troop Carrier Wing October 8, 1957 - Dec 1, 1958.

Stations:  Sylhet, India, June 5, 1944; Dergaon, India August 5, 1944; Dinjan, India, August 31, 1944; Myitkyina, Burma, June 3, 1945; Shanghai, China, October 10, 1958-December 15, 1945; Ft Lawton, Washington, January 5-6, 1946. Rhein Main AB, Germany, November 19, 1948 - October 16, 1949. Sewart AFB, Tenn. November 8, 1955 - December 1, 1958.

Aircraft:  C-47, 1944 - 1945; C-46, 1945 - 1946. C-54, 1948 - 1949. C-119, 1955 - 1956; C-123, 1956 - 1958.

Operations: Aerial transportation in CBI, June 11, 1944- September 1945; airlift of Chinese troops to eastern China to perform disarmament operations, Oct 17, 1945 - December 8, 1945. Berlin Airlift, December 2, 1948 - September 20, 1949. Not manned, September 15, 1958 - December 1, 1958.

Service Streamers:  None.

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

Decorations:  Air Force Outstanding unit award, August 19, 1956 - December 3, 1956.

Emblem:  Over a medium blue disc, bordered dark blue, a caricatured personified aircraft, silver-grey; with wings and tail markings red; with amusing facial expression, iris of eye, nose and tires dark blue; eyeball and teeth white; a halo over his head golden yellow; above the aircraft a white cloud transpierced with a lightning flash golden yellow; the aircraft landing with one wheel on a silhouetted representation of a dime, silver-grey; a white cloud of dust rising from the landing wheel; all outlines and detail throughout dark blue. (Approved 26 Mar 1957.)

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11th Combat Cargo Squadron

Source:

Combat Squadrons of the Air Force - World War II; AFHRC, Maurer Maurer, editor:  (Adobe Acrobat files)
or
Air Force Historical Research Agency
     Part I
     Part II

Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA) (332nd Airlift Flight)

Lineage:  Constituted 11th Combat Cargo Squadron on 1 Jun 1944. Activated on 5 Jun 1944. Redesignated 332nd Troop Carrier Squadron on 29 Sep 1945. Inactivated on 10 Apr 1947. Redesignated 332nd Troop Carrier Squadron, Special, and activated, on 19 Nov 1948. Inactivated on 16 Oct 1949. Redesignated 332nd Troop Carrier Squadron, Assault, Fixed Wing on 30 Jun 1955. Activated on 8 Nov 1955. Redesignated 332nd Troop Carrier Squadron, Assault on 1 Jul 1958. Inactivated on 1 Dec 1958. Redesignated 332nd Airlift Flight on 1 Apr 1993. Activated on 15 Apr 1993.

Assignments:  3d Combat Cargo Group, 5 Jun 1944 (attached to 443d Troop Carrier Group, 16 Jun-12 Aug 1944); Fourteenth Air Force, c. 1 May 1945; 513th Troop Carrier Group, c. 1 Nov 1945; Army Air Forces, China (under operational control of Peiping Headquarters Command), 15 Apr 1946; United States Army Forces, China (remained under operational control of Peiping Headquarters Command), 20 Jun 1946-10 Apr 1947. 513th Troop Carrier Group, 19 Nov 1948-16 Oct 1949. 513th Troop Carrier Group (later 513th Troop Carrier Wing) 8 Nov 1955-1 Dec 1958. 12th Operations Group, 15 Apr 1993-?. 458 Airlift Squadron, ?-15 Sep 2004.

(NOTE:  Inactivated 15 Sep 2004 per DAF/DPM 512s, 26 Apr 2004; SO #GAA5-22, Hq AMC, 3 May 2004; AFOSCR-AMC, 30 Sep 2004.)

Stations:  Sylhet, India, 5 Jun 1944; Dinjan, India, 6 Jun 1944 (detachment operated from Sookerating, India 16 Jun-14 Jul 1944); Yunnanyi, China, 14 May 1945; Luliang, China, 20 Jun 1945; Shanghai, China, 12 Oct 1945; Peiping, China, 20 Apr 1946-10 Apr 1947. Rhein-Main AB, Germany, 19 Nov 1948-16 Oct 1949. Stewart AFB, TN, 8 Nov 1955-1 Dec 1958. Randolph AFB, TX, 15 Apr 1993-.

Aircraft:  C-47, 1944-1947; C-46, 1945-1947. C-54, 1948-1949. C-119, 1955-1956; C-123, 1956-1958. C-21, 1993-.

Operations:  Transported personnel, equipment, and supplies to, and evacuated casualties from, forward areas in the China-Burma-India Theater, 11 Jun 1944-c. Sep 1945. Transported Chinese troops to eastern China for disarmament operations, 15 Oct-5 Dec 1945. Provided air transportation for General George C. Marshall's Executive Headquarters (State Department agency), which was attempting to resolve disputes between the Nationalist and Communist forces in China, c. 10 Jan 1946-10 Apr 1947. Transported food, coal, and other supplies during Berlin Airlift, 2 Dec 1948-20 Sep 1949. Trained for troop carrier operations, 1955-1958. Provided airlift services for 12th Flying Training Wing, 1993-.

Service Streamers:  None.

Campaign Streamers:  World War II: India-Burma; Central Burma; China Defensive; China Offensive.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers:  None.

Decorations:  Distinguished Unit Citation: French Indochina, China, and Manchuria, 1-30 Sep 1945. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 19 Aug-3 Dec 1956; 15 Apr-30 Jun 1993; 1 Jul 1993-30 Jun 1994.

Emblem:  On a white disc, within wide border, a Shamrock all Irish green. (Approved on 26 Mar 1957.)

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12th Combat Cargo Squadron


Unofficial emblem courtesy John Basarab Jr., 12th Combat Cargo Squadron, after an HPA reunion.

Source:

Combat Squadrons of the Air Force - World War II; AFHRC, Maurer Maurer, editor:  (Adobe Acrobat files)
or
Air Force Historical Research Agency
     Part I
     Part II

Lineage:  Constituted as 12th Combat Cargo Squadron on June 1, 1944 and activated in India on June 5, 1944. Redesignated 333d Troop Carrier Squadron on Oct 1, 1945. Inactivated on January 6, 1946. Redesignated 333d Troop Carrier Squadron (Special)and activated on November 19, 1948. Inactivated on October 16, 1949.

Assignments:  3d Combat Cargo Group (later 513th Troop Carrier) Group, June 5, 1944 - January 6, 1946. 513th Troop Carrier Group November 19, 1946 - October 16, 1949. (attached to 60th troop carrier group, December, 20, 1948 - September 26, 1949.

Stations:  Sylhet, India, June 5, 1944; Fenny, India, June 6, 1944; Moran, India , July 1, 1944; Tulihal, India, April 1, 1945; Ledo, India, May 12, 1945; Myitkyina, Burma, June 5, 1945; Shanghai, China, October 7, 1945 - December 15, 1945; Ft Lawton, Washington, January 5-6, 1946. Rhein Main AB, Germany November 19, 1948; Wiesbaden AB, Germany, December 20, 1948; Rhein Main AB, Germany, September 26, 1949 - October 16, 1949.

Aircraft:  C-47, 1944 - 1945; C-46, 1945 - 1946. C-54, 1948 - 1949.

Operations:  Aerial transportation in CBI, June 11, 1944- September 1945; airlift of Chinese troops to eastern China to perform disarmament operations, Oct 17, 1945 - December 8, 1945. Berlin Airlift, December 2, 1948 - September 20, 1949. Not manned, September 15, 1958 - December 1, 1958.

Service Streamers:  None.

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

Decorations:  Air Force Outstanding unit award, August 19, 1956 - December 3, 1956.

Emblem:  None.

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329th Airdrome Squadron  (See "Airdrome Squadron Data" in CBI Unit Histories)

Supported 9th CCS.

Lineage:  Constituted as 329th Airdrome Squadron on 11 Apr 1944 and activated on 15 Apr 1944 at Bowman Field, KY.

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330th Airdrome Squadron  (See CBI Unit Histories)

Supported 10th CCS.

Lineage:  Constituted as 330th Airdrome Squadron on 11 Apr 1944 and activated on 15 Apr 1944 at Bowman Field, KY.



Source:  330th Airdrome Squadron Website  (Mr. Mark Bursian, webmaster)

Arrived in CBI (Bombay: troopship USS Gen. H.W. Butner) 26 Aug 44, arrived in Dinjan, India and met up with the 10th CCS; 5 Sep 44, moved to Myitkyina, Burma w/10th CCS on 3 Jun 45, moved to Shanghia, China on 10 Oct 45 (they were redesignated as the 331st TCS around 15 Aug 45), left Shanghai for the States 15 Dec 45, arrived in Seattle approx 20 Dec 45.

The 330th ADS was the first airdrome squadron formed and trained together as one cohesive unit. The squadron consisted of all support personnel for the operation and function of the combat cargo squadron: doctors, mechanics, cooks, clerks, etc.

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331th Airdrome Squadron  (See "Airdrome Squadron Data" in CBI Unit Histories)

Supported 11th CCS.

Lineage:  Constituted as 331st Airdrome Squadron on 11 Apr 1944 and activated on 15 Apr 1944 at Bowman Field, KY.


Photo courtesy of Mr. Bob Ziemba, son of Lou Ziemba (front row, 4th from left) and
nephew of John Ziemba (front row, 3rd from left)

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332nd Airdrome Squadron  (See "Airdrome Squadron Data" in CBI Unit Histories)

Supported 12th CCS.

Lineage:  Constituted as 332nd Airdrome Squadron on 11 Apr 1944 and activated on 15 Apr 1944 at Bowman Field, KY.



Source:  Mr. Bernie Shearon

Unit may have been reconstituted as the 332d Expeditionary Operations Support Sq and activated at Ahmed al Jabar AB 1 Nov 98 and is now at Balad AB. It is part of the 332d Air Expeditionary Wg. Its direct assignment is not known since the 332d does not have a standard wing structure.

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4th Combat Cargo Group  (See CBI Unit Histories)

Source:

Combat Units of WWII; AFHRA, Maurer Maurer, editor:
or
Air Force Historical Studies Office  (Adobe Acrobat file)

Lineage:  Established as 4 Combat Cargo Group on 9 Jun 1944. Activated on 13 Jun 1944. Inactivated on 9 Feb 1946. Disestablished on 8 Oct 1948. Reestablished, and redesignated 344 Military Airlift Group, on 31 Jul 1985. Consolidated (26 Jan 2001) with the 514 Troop Carrier Group, which was established on 13 May 1947. Activated in the Reserve on 29 May 1947. Redesignated 514 Troop Carrier Group, Medium on 26 Jun 1949. Ordered to Active Service on 1 May 1951. Inactivated on 1 Feb 1953. Activated in the Reserve on 1 Apr 1953. Inactivated on 14 Apr 1959. Redesignated: 514 Military Airlift Group on 31 Jul 1985; 514 Operations Group on 1 Aug 1992. Activated in the Reserve on 1 Aug 1992.

Assignments:  I Troop Carrier Command, 13 Jun 1944; Army Air Forces, India-Burma Theater, Nov 1944 (attached to Combat Cargo Task Force, c. 29 Nov 1944-31 May 1945 and to India-China Division, Air Transport Command, 15 Jun-13 Oct 1945); Eastern India Air Depot, 15 Jan-9 Feb 1946. 302 Troop Carrier Wing (later, 302 Air Division), 29 May 1947; 514 Troop Carrier Wing, 26 Jun 1949-1 Feb 1953. 514 Troop Carrier Wing, 1 Apr 1953-14 Apr 1959. 514 Airlift (later, 514 Air Mobility) Wing, 1 Aug 1992-.

Components: Squadrons. 13: 13 Jun 1944-29 Dec 1945. 14: 13 Jun 1944-9 Feb 1946. 15: 13 Jun 1944-29 Dec 1945. 16: 13 Jun 1944-5 Sep 1945; 21 Oct-29 Dec 1945. 76 Air Refueling: 1 Oct 1994-. 78 Air Refueling: 1 Oct 1994-. 323: 30 Sep 1947-27 Jun 1949. 324: 17 Jul 1947-27 Jun 1949. 325: 15 Jul 1947-27 Jun 1949. 327: 29 May 1947-2 Sep 1949. 335 Troop Carrier (later, 335 Airlift): 26 Jun 1949-1 Feb 1953; 1 Apr 1953-14 Apr 1959; 1 Aug 1992-30 Sep 1995. 336: 26 Jun 1949-1 Feb 1953; 1 Apr 1953-14 Apr 1959. 337: 26 Jun 1949-1 Feb 1953; 1 Apr 1953-1 Jul 1957; 8 Jul 1958-14 Apr 1959. 338: 26 Jun 1949-2 May 1951. 702 Airlift: 1 Aug 1992-1 Mar 2000. 732 Airlift, 1 Aug 1992-.

Stations:  Syracuse AAB, NY, 13 Jun 1944; Bowman Field, KY, 17 Aug 1944; Baer Field, IN, 6-16 Nov 1944; Sylhet, India, c. 28 Nov 1944; Agartala, India, late Dec 1944; Chittagong, India, 31 Jan 1945; Namponmao, Burma, 10 Jun 1945; Ondal, India, Nov 1945-9 Feb 1946. Marietta AAFld (later, AFB), GA, 29 May 1947; Birmingham Muni Aprt, 26 Jun 1949; Mitchell AFB, NY, 10 Oct 1949-1 Feb 1953. Mitchell AFB, NY, 1 Apr 1953-14 Apr 1959. McGuire AFB, NJ, 1 Aug 1992-.

Commanders:  Lt Col Stuart D. Baird, 13 Jun 1944; Lt Col Lucian S. Rochte Jr., 24 Aug 1945-unkn. Lt Col Warren E. Cerrone, by 1 Feb 1951; Lt Col John H. Lackey Jr., 21 Jun 1951; Lt Col Phillip N. Loring, Jan 1952; Col Benton R. Baldwin, 1 May 1952-1 Feb 1953. Unkn, 1 Apr 1953-14 Apr 1959. Col Thomas Brown, 1 Aug 1992; Lt Col James K. Moran, 5 May 1993; Col Alfred E. Cronk, 25 Jul 1993; Col Anthony P. Capoccia, 8 Jun 1996-.

Aircraft:  C-47, 1944; C-46, 1944-1945. Unkn, 1947-1949; C/TC-46, 1949-1953; T-6, 1949-1951; T-7, 1949-1951; T-11, 1949-1951; C-119, 1952-1953. C-45, 1953; C-46, 1953-1954; C-119, 1954-1959. C-141, 1992-; KC-10, 1994-.

Operations:  Trained in the U.S. with C-46 and C-47 aircraft before moving to India in Nov 1944, beginning operations in early Dec as part of the combined Combat Cargo Task Force. 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. Moved to Burma in Jun and hauled ammunition, gasoline, mules, and men to China until the war ended. Trained in the Reserve for troop carrier operations, May 1947 to Feb 1953 and Apr 1953 to Apr 1959. Participated in several exercises and operations, airlifting personnel and equipment of various operational wings between bases within the United States. Activated in the Reserve in Aug 1992 to fly strategic airlift missions. Provided trained personnel to augment active force in emergencies. Personnel assigned to its squadrons participated in contingency airlift operations, some to Africa, and in training exercises. The group also began flying air refueling missions in 1994.

Service Streamers:  None.

Campaign Streamers:  World War II: India-Burma; Central Burma; China Offensive.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers:  None.

Decorations:  Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Oct 1995-30 Sep 1997.

Emblem:  Per pale Gules and Azure surmounted in pale by a diminished pallet Argent, in dexter chief a globe of the second, gridlined Or, in sinister base two stylized aircraft in formation, in bend sinister pointed up of the last, issuing contrails from nombril and elevated nombril of the third, overall four mullets in bend sinister of the like, all within a diminished bordure Or. Attached below the shield, a White scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "514TH OPERATIONS GROUP" in Blue letters.

Symbolism:  Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The globe alludes to the unit's presence in the world at large. The two flight symbols represent the 514th's dual airlift and refueling missions. The four stars denote the excellence in operations, maintenance, mission support and medical functions of the global air mobility missions.


Source:  Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA) (514th Air Mobility Wing)

Lineage:  Established as 514 Troop Carrier Wing, Medium on 10 May 1949. Activated in the Reserve on 26 Jun 1949. Ordered to active service on 1 May 1951. Inactivated on 1 Feb 1953. Activated in the Reserve on 1 Apr 1953. Redesignated: 514 Tactical Airlift Wing on 1 Jul 1967; 514 Military Airlift Wing (Associate) on 25 Sep 1968; 514 Airlift Wing (Associate) on 1 Feb 1992; 514 Air Mobility Wing on 1 Oct 1994.

Assignments:  Fourteenth Air Force, 26 Jun 1949; First Air Force, 10 Oct 1949; Tactical Air Command, 2 May 1951; Eighteenth Air Force, 1 Jun 1951-1 Feb 1953. First Air Force, 1 Apr 1953; Fourteenth Air Force, 25 Mar 1958; First Air Force Reserve Region, 15 Aug 1960; Eastern Air Force Reserve Region, 31 Dec 1969; Fourteenth Air Force, 8 Oct 1976; Twenty-Second Air Force, 1 Jul 1993-.

Components

Group:  98 Air Refueling: 1 Oct 1993-30 Sep 1994. 514 Troop Carrier (later, 514 Operations): 26 Jun 1949-1 Feb 1953; 1 Apr 1953-14 Apr 1959; 1 Aug 1992-. 903: 17 Jan 1963-1 Jul 1973. 904: 17 Jan 1963-1 Jul 1966. 905:17 Jan 1963-1 Jul 1966. 912: 1 Jul 1966-1 Jul 1973. 913: 1 Jul 1966-17 Sep 1970 (detached 1 Jul-17 Sep 1970). 932 Military (later, 932 Aeromedical) Airlift: 1 Apr 1969-1 Jan 1972. 943: 25 Sep 1969-1 Jul 1973.

Squadrons:  335: 14 Apr 1959-17 Jan 1963; 1 Jul 1973-1 Aug 1992. 336: 14 Apr 1959-17 Jan 1963. 337: 14 Apr 1959-17 Jan 1963. 702: 1 Jul 1973-1 Aug 1992. 732: 1 Jul 1973-1 Aug 1992.

Stations:  Birmingham Muni Aprt, AL, 26 Jun 1949; Mitchel AFB, NY, 10 Oct 1949-1 Feb 1953. Mitchel AFB, NY, 1 Apr 1953; McGuire AFB, NJ, 15 Mar 1961-.

Commanders:  Brig Gen Henry L. Badham Jr., 26 Jun 1949; Brig Gen Arthur L. McCullough, 10 Oct 1949-1 Feb 1953. Lt Col Arthur E. Tappan, 1 Apr 1953; Maj Gen Clayton Stiles, 6 Jun 1953; Brig Gen Campbell Y. Jackson, 1 Oct 1959; Col Clair S. Hazell, 16 Oct 1972; Brig Gen Campbell Y. Jackson, c. Jan 1973; Col Clair S. Hazell, 16 Feb 1973; Brig Gen James E. McAdoo, 15 May 1974; Lt Col Robert Q. Head, 1 Dec 1976; Brig Gen Alan G. Sharp, 15 Jul 1977; Col Ralph T. Carlson, 5 Apr 1981; Brig Gen Eugene C. Galley, 4 Jun 1984; Brig Gen Jack P. Ferguson, 1 May 1986; Col James D. Copenhaver, 8 Jan 1990; Brig Gen Robert J. Winner, 17 Aug 1992; Brig Gen John F. Harvey, 26 Jun 1994; Col Bruce M. Carskadon, 8 Jun 1996-.

Aircraft:  C/TC-46, 1949, 1949-1953; T-6, 1949, 1949-1951; T-7, 1949-1951; T-11, 1949, 1949-1951; C-119, 1952-1953. C-45, 1953; C-46, 1953-1954; C-119, 1954-1970; C-124, 1966, 1969; C-141, 1968-; C-9, 1969-1971; C-5, 1973; KC-10, 1993-.

Operations:  First trained at Birmingham, AL, as a Reserve troop carrier organization under supervision of the 2587th Air Force Reserve Training Center but moved without personnel or equipment to Mitchel AFB, NY during its first year. Trained under the 2233d Air Force Reserve Training Center until ordered to active service in May 1951. From then until Feb 1953, the wing performed troop carrier missions in tactical exercises and joint training operations. It operated a C-46 combat crew training school from 15 Sep 1952 to 20 Jan 1953. From Apr until1958, it trained under the 2233d Air Force Reserve Combat Training Center (later, 2233d Air Reserve Flying Center), initially with C-46s but with C-119s by Aug 1954. After 1958, the wing increasingly participated in humanitarian and other airlift missions. By the mid-1960s, it was augmenting Military Air Transport Service (later, Military Airlift Command) airlift operations on a regular basis. The wing trained South Vietnamese aircrews and maintenance personnel and Greek maintenance personnel in C-119 aircraft, 10 Aug to 18 Dec 1967. In 1968, it ferried C-119s to South Vietnam. That same year, two of the wing's groups began flying C-141s belonging to the 436th Military Airlift Wing at Dover AFB, DE and the 438th Military Airlift Wing at McGuire AFB, NJ. A third C-141 group joined the wing in Sep 1969, associated with the 437th Military Airlift Wing at Charleston AFB, SC. In 1969, the wing gained another group which flew C-9s of the 375th Aeromedical Airlift Wing. A C-119 group remained with the wing until mid-1970. In Jul 1973, its groups at Dover and Charleston were replaced by new Reserve wings, and the 514th Wing absorbed all of the squadrons of what had been its 903d Group at McGuire. Continuing to use C-141 aircraft of the active wing at McGuire AFB (first the 438th and later the 305th), the wing's crews augmented Military Airlift Command units for strategic airlift missions worldwide, including contingency and humanitarian operations and took part in strategic mobility exercises for training. Operations in which crews participated were Urgent Fury to Grenada in 1983, Just Cause to Panama in 1989, and Restore Hope to Somalia in 1992. In 1993 the wing added aerial refueling to its airlift mission.

Service Streamers:  None.

Campaign Streamers:  None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers:  Grenada, 1983; Panama, 1989-1990.

Decorations:  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1973-31 Jan 1975; 1 Aug 1977-31 Dec 1978; 1 Jul 1982-30 Jun 1984; 1 Aug 1988-31 Jul 1990; 1 Aug 1990-31 Jul 1992; 1 Oct 1995-30 Sep 1997. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Crosses with Palm: 10 Aug-18 Dec 1967; 25 Aug 1968-28 Jan 1973.

Bestowed Honors:  Authorized to display honors earned by the 514th Operations Group prior to 26 Jun 1949. Service Streamers. None. Campaign Streamers. World War II: India-Burma; Central Burma; China Offensive. Decorations. None.

Emblem:  Approved on 13 Mar 1995.

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 28 Feb 2001.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 30 Sep 1996.

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13th Combat Cargo Squadron


(courtesy of Mr. John Mulioli)

Source:

Combat Squadrons of the Air Force - World War II; AFHRC, Maurer Maurer, editor:  (Adobe Acrobat files)
or
Air Force Historical Research Agency
     Part I
     Part II

Lineage:  Constituted 13th Combat Cargo Squadron on 9 June 1944. Activated on 13 June 1944. Inactivated on 29 December 1945. Disbanded on 8 October 1948.

Assignments:  4th Combat Cargo Group 13 June 1944-29 Dec 1945.

Stations:  Syracuse AAB, NY, 13 June 1944; Bowman Field, Ky, 16 August-6 November 1944; Sylhet, India, 28 November 1944; Agartala, India, 2 January 1945; Chittagong, India, 31 January 1945; Namponmao, Burma, to June 1945; Ondal, India, November-29 December 1945.

Aircraft:  C-47, 1944; C-46 1944 - 1945.

Operations:  Aerial transportation from India to Burma, 4 December 1944-June 1945, and subsequently from Burma to China.

Service Streamers:  None.

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

Decorations:  None.

Emblem:  None.

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14th Combat Cargo Squadron

Source:

Combat Squadrons of the Air Force - World War II; AFHRC, Maurer Maurer, editor:  (Adobe Acrobat files)
or
Air Force Historical Research Agency
     Part I
     Part II

Lineage:  Constituted 14th Combat Cargo Squadron on 4 June 1944. Activated on 13 June 1944. Inactivated on 9 February 1946. Disbanded on 8 October 1948.

Assignments:  4th Combat Cargo Group, 13 June 1944 - 9 February 1946.

Stations:  Syracuse AAB, NY, 13 June 1944; Bowman Field, Ky, 16 August -7 November 1944; Sylhet, India, c. 1 December 1944; Argartala, India, c. 1 January 1945; Chittagong, India, 31 January 1946; Namponmao, Burma, c. to June 1945; Ondal, India, November 1945 - 9 February 1946.

Aircraft:  C-47, 1944; C-46, 1944-1945.

Operations:  Aerial transportation from India to Burma, 4 December 1944 - June 1945, and subsequently from Burma to China.

Service Streamers:  None.

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

Decorations:  None.

Emblem:  Over and through a dark blue disc, wide border dark red, piped white, a caricatured gray elephant, riding toward dexter on twin light green aircraft engine nacelles, banded medium blue, carrying miscellaneous i-eight in orange colored boxes in the back tied onto yellow stomach strap, and towing small white glider by yellow rope held in trunk. (Approved 25 Nov 1944.)

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15th Combat Cargo Squadron

Source:

Combat Squadrons of the Air Force - World War II; AFHRC, Maurer Maurer, editor:  (Adobe Acrobat files)
or
Air Force Historical Research Agency
     Part I
     Part II

Lineage:  Constituted 15th Combat Cargo Squadron on 9 June 1944. Activated on 13 June 1944. Inactivated on 29 December 1945. Disbanded on 8 October 1948.

Assignments:  4th Combat Cargo Group, 13 June 1944-29 December 1945.

Stations:  Syracuse AAB, NY, 13 June 1944; Bowman Field, Ky, 16 August - 8 November 1944; Sylhet, India, c. 1 December 1944; Argartala, India, c. 1 January 1945; Chittagong, India, 15 January 1945; Namponmao, Burma, 10 June 1945; Ondal, India, November - 29 December 1945.

Aircraft:  C-47, 1944; C-46, 1944-1945.

Operations:  Aerial transportation from India to Burma, December 1944 - June 1945, and subsequently from Burma to China.

Service Streamers:  None.

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

Decorations:  None.

Emblem:  None.

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16th Combat Cargo Squadron

Source:

Combat Squadrons of the Air Force - World War II; AFHRC, Maurer Maurer, editor:  (Adobe Acrobat files)
or
Air Force Historical Research Agency
     Part I
     Part II

Lineage:  16 Ferrying Squadron (constituted 16 Air Corps Ferrying Squadron on 18 Feb 1942; activated on 16 Apr 1942; redesignated 16 Ferrying Squadron on 12 May 1943; disbanded on 1 Apr 1944; reconstituted on 19 Sep 1985) consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with the 16 Combat Cargo Squadron (constituted on 9 Jun 1944; activated on 13 Jun 1944; inactivated on 29 Dec 1945; disbanded on 8 Oct 1948; reconstituted on 19 Sep 1985) and the 16 Special Operations Squadron (constituted on 11 Oct 1968; activated on 30 Oct 1968).

Assignments:  Middle West Sector, Air Corps Ferrying Command (later, 5 Ferrying Group), 16 Apr 1942-1 Apr 1944. 4 Combat Cargo Group, 13 Jun 1944; Army Air Forces, India-Burma Theater, 5 Sep 1945; 4 Combat Cargo Group, c. Oct-29 Dec 1945. 8 Tactical Fighter Wing, 30 Oct 1968 (attached to 388 Tactical Fighter Wing, 19 Jul 1974-8 Dec 1975); Tactical Air Command, 8 Dec 1975; 1 Special Operations Wing, 12 Dec 1975; 1 Special Operations (later, 16 Operations; 1 Special Operations) Group, 22 Sep 1992-.

Stations:  Hensley Field, Grand Prairie, TX, 16 Apr 1942; Love Field, Dallas, TX, 8 Sep 1942-1 Apr 1944. Syracuse Army Air Base, NY, 13 Jun 1944; Bowman Field, KY, 16 Aug-9 Nov 1944; Sylhet, India, 7 Dec 1944; Argartala, India, 26 Dec 1944; Chittagong, India, 31 Jan 1945; Namponmao, Burma, 11 Jun 1945; Ledo, India, 3 Sep 1945; Namponmao, Burma, Oct 1945; Ondal, India, Nov-29 Dec 1945. Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, 30 Oct 1968; Korat RTAFB, Thailand, 19 Jul 1974; Eglin AF Aux Airfield #9 (Hurlburt Field), FL, 12 Dec 1975-.

Commanders:  Capt Clarence S. Chiles, c. Apr 1942; Maj Edgar A. Robinson, c. 1943; Capt Robert L. Minor, c. 1944; Capt Clarence J. Jessen, 23 Feb 1944; Maj Leslie W. Bray Jr., c. Jun 1944-unkn. Unkn, 30 Oct-22 Dec 1968; Lt Col Garvie S. Fink, by 23 Dec 1968; Lt Col George J. Liotis, 24 Mar 1969; Lt Col Thomas Simone, 29 Jul 1969; Lt Col Berdell P. Brevig, 7 Dec 1969; Maj Ronald P. Hight, 12 Apr 1970; Lt Col Young A. Tucker, 15 Jul 1970; Lt Col Kenneth G. Harris, 30 Jan 1971; Lt Col George A. Fox, 26 Mar 1971; Lt Col Kenneth G. Harris, 6 Apr 1971; Col Harry G. Canham, 1 Jan 1972; Col John E. Davis, by 30 Sep 1972; Lt Col Richmond A. Apaka, 7 Apr 1973; Lt Col Harry W. Williamson Jr., by 30 Jun 1973; Lt Col Bennie Castillo, 4 Oct 1973; Col Harry W. Williamson Jr., 21 Oct 1973; Col Charles O. Hopingardner, 14 Dec 1973; Lt Col John F. Daughtry, 1 Sep 1974; Col James G. Wyatt, 17 Oct 1974; Lt Col David R. Mets, 22 Sep 1975; Lt Col William R. Harms, 9 Dec 1975; Lt Col Tom W. Jackson, 13 Dec 1975; Lt Col Peter G. Friedman, 1 Apr 1977; Lt Col P. J. White Jr., 2 Apr 1979; Lt Col J. A. Gallagher, 2 Apr 1981; Lt Col G. F. Shipp, 26 Jul 1982; Lt Col D. K. Sims, 1 Dec 1982; Lt Col W. S. Evans, 31 Oct 1985; Lt Col H. B. Chambers Jr., 29 Jan 1987; Lt Col B. B. Napier, 20 Jun 1989; Lt Col Donn P. Kegel, 11 Oct 1990; Lt Col James B. Conners, 18 Nov 1991; Lt Col Michael B. Byers, 20 Dec 1993; Lt Col Raymond L. Killgore, 6 Jul 1995; Lt Col Bradley A. Heithold, 18 Aug 1997; Lt Col Mark Transue, 18 Oct 1998; Lt Col Charles A. Hamilton, 23 Jul 1999; Lt Col Charles G. McMillan, 27 Jun 200l; Lt Col Brian P. Cutts, 12 Aug 2002-.

Aircraft:  Unkn (ferried tactical and support aircraft), 1942-1944. C-47, 1944, 1945; C-46, 1944-1945. AC-130, 1968-1996; C-130, 1996-.

Operations:  Ferried aircraft from factories to units in US and Canada and conducted pilot training Apr 1942-Apr 1944. Combat aerial transportation from India to Burma and China, Dec 1944-Oct 1945. Combat in Southeast Asia, Nov 1968-Jul 1974; Grenada, 24 Oct-23 Nov 1983; Panama, 20 Dec 1989-14 Jan 1990; and Southwest Asia, Jan-27 May 1991. Participated in Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm, 1990-1991.

Honors

Service Streamers:  World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers:  World War II: India-Burma; Central Burma; China Offensive. Vietnam: Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV; TET 69/Counteroffensive; Vietnam Summer-Fall, 1969; Vietnam Winter-Spring, 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Southwest Monsoon; Commando Hunt V; Commando Hunt VI; Commando Hunt VII; Vietnam Ceasefire. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers:  Panama 19891990.

Decorations:  Presidential Unit Citations: (Southeast Asia), 1 Dec 1969-1 Mar 1970; 1 Jan-1 Apr 1971. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 1 Jan-31 Dec 1970; 1 Oct 1971-31 Mar 1972; 1 Apr-22 Oct 1972; 18 Dec 1972-15 Aug 1973; 15 Oct 1974-12 May 1975; 13-15 May 1975; 1 May 1982-30 Apr 1984;1 Jun 1997-31 May 1999; 1 Jul 2003-30 Jun 2005. Gallant Unit Citation: 6 Oct 2001-30 May 2003. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan 1976-31 Mar 1977; 15 Jul 1979-15 May 1980; 16 May 1980-30 Apr 1982; 1 May 1985-30 Apr 1987; 1 May 1988-30 Apr 1990; 16 Apr 1992-15 Apr 1994; 1 Jun 1995-31 May 1997; 1 Jul 1999-30 Jun 2001; 1 Jul 2001-30 Jun 2003; 1 Sep 2004-31 Aug 2006. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 30 Oct 1968-28 Jan 1973.

Emblem (WWII):  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.)

Emblem (Current):  Sable, a decrescent bendwise Or, surmounted by a "demi-spectre" issuant from chief descending bendwise sinister Gray habited Azure, langued, pupils and flammant from fingertips Gules armed and eyed Argent; all within a diminished inner bordure Blue and a diminished outer bordure. MOTTO: SPECTRE. Approved on 15 Nov 1994; replaced emblems approved on 23 Aug 1944 (K 2788) and on 26 Nov 1943 (K 2796).

Emblem Significance:  Blue represents the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow signifies the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The spectre symbolizes the unit's aircraft and the ability of the squadron personnel to attack quickly and then vanish "phantom-like." The flames emitting from the spectre's fingers suggest the unit's weapons systems, power, and accuracy. The crescent denotes the nighttime, covert nature of the unit's mission.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 23 Aug 2007.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 31 Dec 2004.

Supersedes published information contained in: Judy G. Endicott (ed.), USAF Active Flying, Space, and Missile Squadrons as of 1 October 1995 (Washington: USGPO, 1999).

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348th Airdrome Squadron  (See "Airdrome Squadron Data" in CBI Unit Histories)

Supported 13th CCS.

Source:  Mr. Bernie Shearon

Lineage:  Activated 10 May 44 at Syracuse AAB, NY; Disbanded 8 Oct 48.

Assignments:  I Troop Carrier Cd to Nov 44 (attached to 4th Combat Cargo Gp), 4th Combat Cargo Gp.

Stations:  Syracuse AAB, NY 10 May 44; Bowman Fld, KY 1944, POE 1944, Sylhet, India Nov 1944 to Jan 45, Argatala to Jan 45, Chittagong to Jun 45, Namponmao to Sep 45.

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349th Airdrome Squadron  (See "Airdrome Squadron Data" in CBI Unit Histories)

Supported 14th CCS.

Source:  Mr. Bernie Shearon

Lineage:  Activated 10 May 44 at Syracuse AAB, NY; Disbanded 8 Oct 48. Reconstituted 1992 as 349th Operations Support Sq, activated 1 Aug 92.

Assignments:  I Troop Carrier Cd to Nov 44 (attached to 4th Combat Cargo Gp), 4th Combat Cargo Gp. 349th Operations Gp 1 Aug 92-.

Stations:  Syracuse AAB, NY 10 May 44; Bowman Fld, KY 1944, POE 1944, Sylhet Nov 1944 to Jan 45, Argatala Jan 45, Chittagong to Jun 45, Namponmao to Sep 45. Travis AFB, CA 1 Aug 92-.

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350th Airdrome Squadron  (See "Airdrome Squadron Data" in CBI Unit Histories)

Supported 15th CCS.

Source:  Mr. Bernie Shearon

Lineage:  Activated 10 May 44 at Syracuse AAB, NY; Disbanded 8 Oct 48.

Assignments:  I Troop Carrier Cd to Nov 44 (attached to 4th Combat Cargo Gp), 4th Combat Cargo Gp.

Stations:  Syracuse AAB, NY 10 May 44; Bowman Fld, KY 1944, POE 1944, Sylhet Dec 1944 to Jan 45, Argatala to Jan 45, Chittagong to Jun 45, Namponmao to Sep 45.

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351st Airdrome Squadron  (See "Airdrome Squadron Data" in CBI Unit Histories)

Supported 16th CCS.

Source:  Mr. Bernie Shearon

Lineage:  Activated 10 May 44 at Louisville, KY. Disbanded 8 Oct 48. Reconstituted 29 Aug 91 as 351st Operations Support Sq, activated 1 Sep 91, inactivated 1992.

Assignments:  I Troop Carrier Cd to Nov 44 (attached to 4th Combat Cargo Gp), 4th Combat Cargo Gp. 351st Operations Gp 1991-1992.

Stations:  Louisville, KY 10 May 44, Bowman Fld, KY 1944, POE 1944, Sylhet Dec 1944 to Jan 45, Argatala to Jan 45, Chittagong to Jun 45, Namponmao to Sep 45, Ledo Sep 45-. Whiteman AFB, MO 1991-1992.

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