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SIGNAL CORPS UNITS



TABLE OF CONTENTS
Signal Corps
Signal Battalions
Signal Companies
Signal Centers / Detachments



Signal Corps  (See CBI Unit Histories)

Source:  U.S. Army Signal Museum

"Crossed flags" have been used by the Signal Corps since 1864, when they were prescribed for wear on the uniform coat by enlisted men of the Signal Corps.  In 1884, a burning torch was added to the insignia and the present design adopted on 1 July of that year.  The flags and torch are symbolic of signaling or communication.  Two signal flags crossed, dexter flag (the flag on the right), red with white center; the sinister flag (on the left), white with red center, staffs of gold, with a flaming torch of gold color upright at center of crossed flags.  Branch colors: Orange trimmings and facings were approved for the Signal Service in 1872.  The white piping was added in 1902, to conform to the custom which prevailed of having piping of a different color for all except the line branches.


Other Sites of Interest:

Signal Corps 150th Anniversary Commemorative Site

Signal Corps 150th Anniversary (U.S. Army Center of Military History)

The following documents are located on the above website:

The Signal Corps: The Emergency (To December 1941)

The Signal Corps: The Test (December 1941 to July 1943)

The Signal Corps: The Outcome (Mid-1943 to 1945)



Signal Battalions

2nd Signal Service Battalion
Det F, 2nd Signal Service BN - New Delhi

23d Signal Battalion (Heavy Construction) - Myitkyina
31st Signal Battalion (Heavy Construction) - Dudhkundi; China  (See CBI Unit Histories)
     Co. A - Rupsi

A contest in August 1945 brought the winning design by T/4 John Ferruggia. His creation, depicting a patch in the shape of a glass insulator resulted in a shoulder sleeve patch for the battalion. The patch features orange and white segments divided by an "S", which represents "Signal". A map of the CBI is in gray over the orange segment. In the white portion, a tan and black telephone pole features three cross arms; together with the pole, the represent the designation of the battalion. The patches were made in India, but it appears that only B Company was able to obtain them. There was apparently no DI worn at the time.
-- Courtesy of Mr. David Kaufman; used with permission

52nd Signal Battalion *

96th Signal Battalion - Shaduzup
Meritorious Unit Commendation:  23 Oct 43-31 Aug 44, GO 47, Hq USF IBT, dtd 19 Feb 45

Source:  Ex-CBI Roundup, December 1980 Issue

The following citation was issued 19 February 1945 by Headquarters United States Forces, India-Burma Theater, APO 885:

CITATION FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE UNIT PLAQUE

During the period 23 October 1943 to 31 August 1944, the 96th SIGNAL BATTALION was called upon to construct, maintain and operate an intricate signal communications system in the jungle of Burma under the most severe and adverse conditions of monsoon and disease and in the face of enemy action. This organization worked in a most exemplary manner to provide the highly efficient signal communications needed to make possible the capture of Northern Burma. The entire battalion saw prolonged service with combat units in Northern Burma serving side by side with Merrill's Marauders. It operated telephone, teletype and radio installations along the Ledo Road from Ledo to Myitkyina, where installations were made under intense enemy shell fire. The record of achievement of the 96th SIGNAL BATTALION is worthy of the finest traditions of the military service of the United States.



Source:  Ex-CBI Roundup, February 1999 Issue

We left the USA from Hampton Roads, VA, across the Atlantic to Oran, North Africa. On November 23, 1943, found us pulling out of Oran and on a trip that was to be different than the watchful, but uneventful crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.

On November 26th, at about 1630, we were greeted by Heinkel 177s. For 2 1/2 hours, the air was full of death, terror and destruction. Although our ship, the Banfora, has suffered no more than near misses, the deck of our ship was splattered with falling fragments of anti-aircraft shells. Our sister ship, the Rhonda, suffered major damage and was sunk with a great many lives of American GIs were lost. Three days later, the "Jerries" came back for another visit using glider bombs. This time they were driven away. The rest of the trip was quiet and we were not to hear the enemy bombs again until we were deep in the wild Burma jungles.

The 96th Signal Battalion was known as the "Ballantine Battalion" due to the fact our army insignia on our equipment was the insignia of the Ballantine Beer. We landed into Bombay, taking the long train ride to Calcutta, down to Assam. From there the Battalion took the long trek in the land of MYSTERY, INTRIGUE AND LONLINESS, known to CBIers as "Burma". We had many stopovers such as Wawalun, Shaduzup, Bhamo, Lashio and finally into Myitkyina and then into Kunming.  -- Mr. Fred Robertucci

219th Signal Service Battalion *
236th Signal Service Battalion - Dikom
Source:  Mr. Zadoc A. Pool, TSgt, 236th Signal Co.:

The 236th Signal Company arrived CBI c. August 1943. It was redesignated as the 236th Signal Service Battalion late 1944; Hq at Dikom (near Chabua). I joined the outfit in February 1945 and continued as a member until April 1946; I went to Calcutta on points, and I think the unit was deactivated shortly thereafter.

(Photo courtesy of Capt Douglas MacLeod, U.S. Army Signal Corps)

341st Signal Service Battalion *
428th Signal Battalion (Heavy Construction, Avn) (Colored) - Calcutta; Ledo; Loglai
Arrived India 20 Mar 44. Orders to reorganize to Heavy Construction Battalion

432nd Signal Battalion (Heavy Construction, Avn) - Calcutta, Kanchrapara (Less Co. B)
Co. B - Chuadanga


432nd Sig BN

Activated 1 Feb 43. Under affiliated plan, various communication companies had selected cadres to form the nucleus of new battalions. The Wisconsin Telephone Company was chosen to furnish telephone personnel for cadre of 432 Signal Heavy Construction Battalion.

445th Signal Battalion (Heavy Construction, Avn) (Colored) - Chabua; Pandua; Dikom
1st Plat Co A - Jorhat, India

Activated 1 Sep 42 at Hammer Field, Fresno, CA. Unit went overseas to Guadalcanal. Camped near Carney Field c. Jan 44. Unit arrived in India 26 Apr 44 and was stationed at Gauhati, Assam. Started installing the Gauhati-Nowgong open wire poles. Company "A" moved to Nowgong c. Aug 45; Headquarters Detachment located at Dikom, India. Unit worked on the Calcutta-to-Ledo telephone lines.

460th Signal Construction Battalion (Avn)
Located Orlando, FL c. Sep 42. Mission: installation and maintenance of field wire and telephone lines. Unit arrives Eniwetok late 1944. Later moved to Depot Fld (later Harmon Fld), Guam (date unknown).

558th Signal Battalion (Aircraft Warning)
Lineage:  Activated 10 Aug 44 per GO 120, 30 Jul 44 (see below)

Assigments:  North Burma Air Task Force by 1 Aug 45

Stations:  Myitkyina North, Burma by 1 Aug 45
Company A - Myitkyina Town
Company B - Myitkyina North
Company C - Myitkyina North
Company D - Myitkyina North



Source:  Mr. Thomas G. Clark

The 558th left Tinker Field on a truck convoy and was at Grand Island Army Air Base, Neb. from Feb 45 to June 45. We shipped out with the 559th to Kadena AAB on 20 Jul 45.



Source:

Air Force Freedom of Information Act - Heraldry, Lineage & Honor (152nd Air Operations Group)

AG 322 (26 Nov 46) Letter, 5 Dec 46, Subject: Redesignation, Reconstitution, Constitution and Allocation of Certain Army Air Forces Units selected for the Air National Guard Program

Mr. Bernie Shearon

Lineage:  The 558th Signal Air Warning Battalion was constituted and activated on 10 August 1944. Inactivated on 11 January 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. Redesignated 152nd Aircraft Warning & Control Group 24 May 46 and allocated to the National Guard. Extended federal recognition on 29 March 1948; called to active duty Aug 51, inactivated 20 Dec 52. Activated in the New York Air National Guard on or about 31 Dec 52. Redesignated 152nd Tactical Control Group on 1 December 1954; called to active duty Oct 61, released from active duty on or about 1 Nov 62, redesignated 152nd Air Control Group in 1992, 152nd Air Operations Group 1 Aug 96(?), called to active duty Dec 01, released from active duty unknown, called to active duty Jan 03, released from active duty Feb 03.

Assignments:  10th Air Force, 25 October 1944. 33d Fighter Group, 25 October 1944. 52nd Wing, 28 June 1946. 1st Air Force, January 1947. Continental Air Command, 1 December 1948. 106th Composite Wing, 1 November 1950. Air Defense Command, 27 October 1951. Northeast Air Command, 4 December 1951. 32d Air Division, 6 February 1952. Northeast Air Command, 7 April 1952. 64th Division, 5 May 1952. 9th Air Force-Tactical Air Command, 1 October 1961. 17th Air Force-United States Air Forces Europe, 24 November 1961. 9th Air Force-Tactical Air Command, 1 August 1962. State of New York, 8 August 1962. Tactical Air Command, 1 October 1984. Air Combat Command, 1992. United States Air Forces in Europe, 1 April 2001.

Stations:  Dinjan, India, 10 August 1944. State Armory, White Plains, New York, 29 March 1948. Westchester County Airport, New York. Grenier Air Force Base, New Hampshire, 31 August 1951. Pepperrell Air Force Base, Newfoundland, 7 April 1952. Thule Air Base, Greenland, 7 July 1952. State Armory-White Plains, New York, 1 December 1954. Roslyn Air National Guard Station, New York, 1 October 1961. Manheim, Germany, 24 November 1961. Roslyn Air National Guard Station, New York, 1 August 1962. Hancock Field, Syracuse, New York, 2 May 1983. Roslyn ANGS, NY -Oct 84, Hancock ANGB, NY -Dec 01, Ramstein AB -unknown, Hancock ANGB, NY -Jan 03, Unknown -Feb 03, Hancock ANGB, NY.

Operations:  World War Two: Chinese-Burma-India theater. Korean War mobilization, 1 August 1951 to 20 December 1952. Returned to control of the State of New York in active status on 1 August 1953. Berlin Crisis, 1 October 1961.

Awards:  Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (AFOUA): 31 January 1992 1 January 1994; 1 July 2005 31 June 2007.

Emblem (152nd AOG):  Approved 12 August 1991.



Source:  New York Air National Guard - 152nd Air Operations Group

152nd Air Operations Group

Mission:  The 152nd Air Operations Group has both a federal and a state mission. Under the order of the state authorities, the 152nd provides protection of life and property, assists in disaster relief, performs search and rescue missions, protects vital public services, supports Civil defense, provides Command and Control expertise, and preserves the peace, order, and public safety of the state. In addition to this, the 152nd also provides augmentation to the Joint Forces Headquarters Emergency Operations Center at Latham, N.Y.

History:  The 152nd Air Operations Group was initially established in 1947 as the 152nd Air Control Group. The unit was first stationed at the White Plains Armory and eventually moved to the Roslyn Air National Guard Station on Long Island. In 1984 the 152nd moved to Syracuse. The unit's original mission was as a Group Headquarters for tactical radar units in the Northeastern U.S.

The 152nd Air Control Group was called to active duty during the Korean War and the Berlin Crisis. In 2000, the unit's federal mission was changed to augment the Air Operations Center at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, for the United States Air Forces Europe (USAFE). The Air Operations Center provides planning, direction, and control of assigned Air Forces. They also direct activities of forces and monitor actions of both enemy and friendly forces. The 152nd AOG is recognized as a lead Air Reserve Component Air Operations Command (AOC) augmentation unit.

559th Signal Battalion (Aircraft Warning)  (See GO 120, below)
Lineage:  Assigned to Puerto Rico Sector, Caribbean Command (6th Interceptor Command, Harvey Barracks)
Puerto Rico Department
Bahama Base Command, AWS Detachment
Jamaican Base Command, AWS Company (Frontier)
Antigua Base Command, AWS Detachment
Deactivated Dec 1942 in Puerto Rico. Reactivated 10 Aug 44 per GO 120, 30 Jul 44 (see below)

Stations:  Myitkyina, Burma by 1 Aug 45
Company A - Dudhkundi by 1 Aug 45
Company B - Ledo by 1 May 45; Dudhkundi by 1 Aug 45
Company C (less Det) Chengtu, China by 1 May 45
     Det Co C Kunming, China by 1 May 45
Company D - Dudhkundi by 1 Aug 45



Source:  Mr. Thomas G. Clark

The 558th left Tinker Field on a truck convoy and was at Grand Island Army Air Base, Neb. from Feb 45 to June 45. We shipped out with the 559th to Kadena AAB on 20 Jul 45.



General Order 120 showing activation of 558th, 559th Signal Aircraft Warning Battalions

570th Signal Battalion (Aircraft Warning) - Kunming
Activated at Aircraft Warning Training Center, Drew Field, FL on 5 Feb 43. Unit transferred to China c. Mar 44. Unit departed China for United States via Calcutta c. fall 1945.

589th Signal Automatic Weapons Battalion
Activated on 1 Apr 43 at Drew Field, FL. Disbanded 26 Feb 44

679th Signal Battalion (Aircraft Warning) *
730th Signal Battalion (Aircraft Warning) *
761st Signal Battalion (Aircraft Warning) *
835th Signal Service Battalion  (See CBI Unit Histories)

Lineage:  835th Signal Service Co. activated Feb 1942 at Washington, D.C. Seven teams assigned (Teams C, E, H, I, J, K, L). Upon reaching India, teams were assigned as follows:
  • C: Karachi
  • E: Chakulia
  • H: New Delhi
  • I: Dinjan (later Burma, Chunking)
  • J: Karachi (later Bangalore)
  • K: Bangalore (tranferred Dec. 1943)
  • L: Asansol (later Allahabad, Gaya)
Seven numbered Teams were also attached:
  • 1: ??
  • 2: ??
  • 3: ??
  • 4: ??
  • 5: Kunming
  • 6: Ledo
  • 7: Armara, Cairo
835th Signal Service Co. redesignated 835th Signal Service Battalion 31 Mar 1943 with Calcutta team redesignated as Co. A, Chabua team redesignated as Co. B, Ledo team redesignated as Co. C.
  • Hq Co: Detachment at Chungking
  • Co. A: Detachments at Kweilin, Kunming, Ledo, Calcutta, Malir, Kandy (Ceylon)
  • Co. B: Detachments at Chabua, Gaya, Chakulia
  • Co. C: Detachment at Yunnanyi

Due to widespread area of responsibility (entire CBI Theater) and the number of units absorbed by the 835th, Battalion and Companies were reorganized Jan 1944. Co. A responsible for Bihar-Bengal area; Co. B responsible for China; Co. C responsible for Assam-Burma area.

Battalion reorganized again on 13 Jan 1945 as follows:
  • Co. A redesignated as 3105 Signal Service Battalion
  • Co. B redesignated as 3198 Signal Service Battalion
  • Co. C became part of the 3199 Signal Service Battalion
  • Existing 3105 Signal Service Co. absorbed by 835th Signal Service Bn
  • New Co. A contained message center and telephone personnel
  • New Co. B contained radio and teletype personnel

931st Signal Battalion (Avn) (Sp)


35th Sig Bgde shoulder insignia

35th Sig Bgde crest

Source:

35th Signal Brigade History

U.S. Army Center of Military History (35th Signal Brigade)

Airborne & Special Operations Museum

Lineage:

  • Constituted 11 January 1943 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 931st Signal Battalion (Air Support Command)
  • January 15, 1943: 931st Signal Battalion, Air Support Command, activated at Esler Field, Louisiana, and assigned to 2nd Air Support Command. Participated in 1943 Louisiana maneuvers.
  • July 25, 1943: 931st Sig. Bn. ASC transfered to Alachua AAB, Gainesville, Fla., and assigned to AAF Tactical Center
  • Reorganized and redesignated 15 December 1943 as the 931st Signal Battalion, Separate, Tactical Air Force
  • March 20, 1944: 931st Sig. Bn. (sep) TAF transfered to Key Field, Meridian, Miss., and assigned to 3d Air Force
  • June 12, 1944: 931st Sig. Bn. redesignated 931st Sig. Bn. (Avn) (Sp) and reorganized for overseas movement.
  • October 29, 1944: 931st Sig. Bn. (Avn) (Sp) departed Key Field; arrived Camp Anza, Calif. November 1, 1944
  • November 15, 1944: 931st Sig. Bn. departed Los Angeles POE; arrived Bombay, India Dec. 11, 1944
  • On arrival in India:
    • Battalion Headquarters was located in Patiya, Bengal;
    • Co. A went to Comilla, Bengal;
    • Co. B went to Sylhet, Assam;
    • Co. C went to Myitkyina, Burma.
    • The Battalion was awarded battle credits for participation in the Indiana-Burma and Central Burma Campaigns and the China Offensive.
  • August 9, 1945: Headquarters and Co's A and B moved by air to Liuchow, China to provide communications for Hq. 10th U.S. Air Force
  • September 1945: Capt. Fursha and 109 EM transfered to 422nd Signal Company and moved to Shanghai, China
  • December 29, 1945: 931st Sig. Bn. is inactivated in India
  • March 28, 1967: Redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 35th Signal Group and allotted to the Regular Army.
  • April 25, 1967: Activated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
  • December 16, 1979: Reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 35th Signal Brigade.

Campaign Participation Credit:

  • World War II:  Central Burma; India-Burma; China Offensive
  • Southwest Asia:  Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • War on Terrorism:  Campaigns to be determined

Decorations:

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered PACIFIC THEATER (931st Signal Battalion cited for period 1 April-1 June 1945; GO 212 Headquarters, AAF India-Burma Theater.
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991 (Headquarters and Headquarters Company 35th Signal Brigade cited for period 16 September 1990-4 April 1991; DA GO 12, 1994)
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered CENTRAL ASIA 2002-2003
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2004-2005
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2009-2010

Lineage and Honors Information as of 18 March 2011


Source:

35th Signal Brigade History

The 35th Signal Brigade was initially formed as the 931st Signal Battalion in 1943. It deployed to India, and supported Allied forces in the India-Burma region, earning the Meritorious Unit Commendation for its actions. Following the war, the 931st was deactivated in India, in 1945. The 931st was reactivated in 1967, and renamed the 35th Signal Group, based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The 35th Signal Group was reorganized as the 35th Signal Brigade on 16 December 1979.

The 35th Signal Brigade deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of XVIII Airborne Corps during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. The brigade earned a second Meritorious Unit Commendation for its participation in the campaign.

During the past 15 years, the brigade has deployed on numerous missions including Operation Golden Pheasant, Operation Just Cause, and Desert Shield/Desert Storm for which the brigade earned the Meritorious Unit Citation, and Operations Restore Hope and Uphold Democracy.

Since February 2002, the 35th Signal Brigade and its units have supported the Global War on Terrorism with multiple deployments to Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, earning the Meritorious Unit Citation.

The 35th Signal Brigade was inactivated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina on April 12th, 2007, and reactivated at Fort Gordon, Georgia, on April 23rd, 2007.

931st Signal Battalion, Co A, Radio Section
Taken at 1343d AAFBU, Luliang, China, 2 Sep 1944
Photo courtesy of Mr. Jeff Campbell

988th Signal Operations Battalion (Special) (988th Signal Service Battalion)
Meritorious Unit Commentation:  1 Apr-31 Aug 44, GO 47, Hq USF IBT, dtd 19 Feb 45


WITH FINGERS FLYING, a 988th Signal Service Bn teletype operator
hammers a message in Kunming. (Ex-CBI Roundup, May 1986)


THE 988th Signal Service Bn radio telegraphers at their positions in Kunming, China.
Headphones were a must in a multi-position operation. (Ex-CBI Roundup, May 1986)

993d Signal Service Battalion *
245th Signal Service Co. *

1712nd Signal Service Battalion - Kunming

865 Signal Service Company (Aviation) was redesignated and augmented to form 1712 Signal Service Battalion (Aviation) 28 Sep 44.



Source:  Ex-CBI Roundup, December 1980 Issue

The following is dated 30 July 1945 and comes from Headquarters Sixty-Eighth Composite Wing, XIV Air Force Tactical Air Command, APO 430, c/o PM New York.

SUBJECT: Commendation
TO : Commanding Officer, 1712th Signal Service Bn. (Avn), APO 627.
Thru: Commanding Officer, Co. "B", 1712th Signal Service Bn. (Avn), APO 430.

1. Although the evacuations of Heng-yang, Kweilin, and Liuchow Air Bases are now relegated to the archives of history, the outstanding action of the men and officers of the 1712th Signal Service Bn. (Avn), during the period March 1944 to April 1945, remains vivid in our memories.

2. Long duty hours which were occasioned by insufficient numbers of personnel to man the stations throughout Eastern China, and a staggering inadequacy of radio and other communications equipment demanded inexhaustive effort, and a display of superior ingenuity on the part of radio, radar, teletype operators and mechanics, and code clerks. These demands were met successfully in spite of exceedingly difficult working conditions and at many times with little or no protection these men maintained uninterrupted operations during enemy air raids. This undaunted spirit of the men and their realization of the gravity of the situation was instrumental in large part for whatever successes may be claimed.

3. It is my desire to commend the personnel of the 1712th Signal Service Bn. (Avn) who with valiant stubborness successfully thwarted the enemy in his effort to disrupt the flow of communications during a period that had he been able to do so would have resulted in the loss of critical supplies and, undoubtedly, would have exacted a large toll of American lives.

CHARLES C. SIMPSON JR.,
Lt. Col., Air Corps
Commanding




3101st Signal Service Battalion - Paoshan; Yunnani
3102nd Signal Service Battalion - Dibrugarh; Kweiyang; New Delhi *
3105th Signal Service Battalion - Calcutta
3115th Signal Service Battalion - Kandy, Ceylon
3150th Signal Service Battalion *
3198th Signal Service Battalion - Yunnani; Kunming; Kwieyang
Former Co. B, 835th Signal Service Bn
Meritorious Unit Commentation:  1 May-31 Oct 45, GO 283, Hq USF China Theater, dtd 19 Dec 45

3199th Signal Service Battalion
Former 3199 Signal Service Company

Co B - Myitkyina

3360th Signal Service Battalion - Chabua
3361st Signal Service Battalion - New Delhi *
3362nd Signal Service Battalion - Chabua (62nd AACS Gp)
3363d Signal Service Battalion - Kunming; Luliang; Hankow *
3371st Signal Service Battalion
4011st Signal Service Battalion
Meritorious Unit Commentation:  15 Mar-31 Jul 45, GO 136, Hq SOS, USF China Theater, ltr undated

181st Signal Repair Co.
3152nd Signal Service Co.

5312nd Signal Battalion (Aircraft Warning) (Prov)
Activated 9 Dec 43 at Dinjan, Assam, India

* Source:  various issues of Ex-CBI Roundup

Table of Contents



Signal Companies

1st Signal Mobile Photo Lab Unit - New Delhi (Attached to 835th Signal Service BN)
4th Signal Radio Maintenance Team (Avn) - Kharagpur, India
Activated 10 Dec 44. Unit's mission is to install and maintain radio and radar equipment for the XX Bomber Command. Inactivated Jun 45.

5th AAF Radio Squadron, Mobile (J) - Barrackpore, Chabua, Myitkyina (Attached to AAF)
(J) = Japanese Language Intercept

Det - Kanjikoah
Det - Kunming (Attached to Kunming Area Signal Office)

Source:
Radio Intelligence in CBI
Mr. Bernie Shearon

5th Signal Radio Int Co became 5th Radio Sq, Mbl last active 26 Jul 49, disbanded 15 Jun 83.
Meritorious Unit Commendation: 1 Jan 44-21 Dec 44, GO 111, Hq USF IBT, dtd 5 Jun 45.

5th Signal Radio Maintenance Team (Avn) - Dinjan, India
6th AAF Radio Squadron, Mobile (J)
(J) = Japanese Language Intercept

Source:  Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA) (6th Intelligence Squadron)

Lineage:  Constituted as 140 Signal Radio Intelligence Company, Aviation on 7 Feb 1942. Activated on 14 Feb 1942. Redesignated 6 Radio Squadron, Mobile (J) on 31 Mar 1944. Inactivated on 7 Dec 1945. Redesignated 6 Radio Squadron, Mobile on 14 Nov 1946. Disbanded on 15 Jun 1983. Reconstituted, and redesignated 6 Intelligence Squadron on 9 Dec 2008. Activated on 1 Jan 2009.

Assignments:  Fourth Air Force, 14 Feb 1942-26 Sep 1944; Tenth Air Force, 28 Oct 1944-7 Dec 1945. 694 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group, 1 Jan 2009-.

Stations:  Hamilton Fld, CA, 14 Feb 1942; Bakersfield, CA, 28 Apr 1942; Hammer Fld, CA, 13 Aug 1942; Dale City, CA, 10 Feb 1943; Camp Pinedale, CA, 11 Jul 1944; Camp Anza, CA, 16-26 Sep 1944; Bombay, India, 28 Oct 1944; Kancharapard, India, 1 Nov 1944; Barrackpore, India, 26 Nov 1944; Calcutta, India, 5-8 Nov 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 6-7 Dec 1945. Osan AB, Korea, 1 Jan 2009-.

Service Streamers:  World War II American Theater; Asiatic-Pacific Theater.

Campaign Streamers:  None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers:  None.

Decorations:  None.

Emblem:  Approved on 1 Jun 2012.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 9 Jan 2009.



Source:

Squadron transferred from Camp Pinedale, CA to Kancharapara, India and later to Barrackpore to assume liaison function previously handled by 5 Radio Squadron. Squadron notified to be ready for stateside shipment on 16 Sep 1945. Unit moved to Camp Hialeah, Calcutta 5 Nov and boarded USS General A. W. Greely on 7 Nov 1945. Squadron inactivated 7 Dec 1945. Reconstituted and redesignated as 6 Intelligence Squadron per DAF/A1M 055t, 9 Dec 2008. Activated and assigned to 694 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group, Osan AB, Korea 1 Jan 2009 per DAF/A1M 055t, 9 Dec 2008; SO #GC-07, Hq AFISRA, 9 Dec 2008.

Presidential Unit Citation:  See "Background of the Presidential Unit Citation for MIS" in CBI Unit Histories

8th AAF Radio Squadron, Mobile (J) - Camp Supradf, Finegayen, Guam
(J) = Japanese Language Intercept

Source:  Air Force Freedom of Information Act - Heraldry, Lineage & Honor (68th Network Warfare Squadron)

Lineage:  Constituted 958 Signal Radio Intelligence Company, Aviation, on 9 Oct 1942. Activated on 1 Nov 1942. Redesignated: 8 Radio Squadron, Mobile (J) on 19 Feb 1944; 8 Radio Squadron, Mobile on 14 Nov 1946. Inactivated on 8 May 1955. Disbanded on 15 Jun 1983. Reconstituted, and consolidated (1 Oct 1993) with the 6906 Security Squadron, which was designated, and activated, on 1 Nov 1977. Redesignated: 6906 Electronic Security Squadron on 1 Aug 1979; 68 Intelligence Squadron on 1 Oct 1993; 68 Information Operations Squadron on 1 Aug 2000; 68 Network Warfare Squadron on 5 Jul 2008.

Assignments:  Third Air Force, 1 Nov 1942; Fourth Air Force, 24 Jan 1943; Seventh Air Force, 20 Nov 1944; United States Army Force, Middle Pacific (attached to United States Army Strategic Air Forces), 25 Jul 1945; Twentieth Air Force, 18 Sep 1945; Army Security Agency, 6 Nov 1945; United States Air Force Security Service, 1 Feb 1949; 6960 Headquarters Support Group,1 Sep 1951; United States Air Force Security Service, 6 Jul 1953-8 May 1955. Air Force Communications Security Center, 1 Nov 1977; Electronic Security Command, 1 Feb 1980; 6960 Electronic Security Wing (later Continental Electronic Security Division), 1 Jul 1980; 695 Electronic Security Wing, 3 Oct 1988; Continental Electronic Security Division, 1 Jan 1991; 693 Intelligence Wing, 1 Oct 1991; 67 Intelligence (later, 67 Information Operations; 67 Network Warfare) Group, 1 Oct 1993-.

Stations:  Drew Field, FL, 1 Nov 1942; Camp Pinedale, CA, 24 Jan 1943-11 Oct 1944; Guam, 17 Oct 1944-6 Nov 1945; Washington, DC, 6 Nov 1945; Vint Hill Farms Station, Warrenton, VA, 5 Mar 1946; Brooks AFB, TX, 23 Feb 1949; Kelly AFB, TX, 1 Aug 1953; Brooks AFB, TX, 22 Mar-8 May 1955. Brooks AFB, TX, 1 Nov 1977-.

Service Streamers:  World War II American Theater

Campaign Streamers:  World War II: Western Pacific.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers:  None

Decorations:  Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat V Device: 1 Jun 2002-31 Mar 2003. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1984-30 Jun 1986; 1 Jan 1990-31 Dec 1991; 1 Oct 1993-30 Sep 1994; 1 Oct 1994-30 Sep 1995; 1 Oct 1999-30 Sep 2000; 1 Jun 2003-31 May 2005; 1 Jun 2005-31 May 2007.

Emblem:  Approved on 17 Dec 1980.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 14 Jul 2008.



Source:
Radio Intelligence in CBI
Mr. Bernie Shearon

Training at Western Signal Aviation Unit Training Center, Camp Pinedale, Fresno, CA; 958th Signal Radio Int Co, Avn, later 8th Radio Sq, Mbl, last active 8 May 55, disbanded 15 Jun 83, reconstituted 1 Oct 93 and consolidated with 6906th Security Squadron (later 6906th Electronic Security Sq) as 68th Intelligence Sq.

Presidential Unit Citation:  See "Background of the Presidential Unit Citation for MIS" in CBI Unit Histories

24th Signal Service Co.
25th Signal Heavy Construction Co. *
26th Signal Service Co.
27th Signal Service Co.
126th Signal Radio Intelligence Co.
Meritorious Unit Commentation:  1 Jan 44-12 Jun 45, GO 166, Hq USF IBT, dtd 14 Sep 45

127th Signal Radio Intelligence Co.  (See CBI Unit Histories)
  • Hq at Sadiya Frontier Tract (60 miles north of Chabua). Detachments at Barrackpore, Kanjikoah, Mogaung, Paoshan, Kunming, Kweiling, Paoshan, Chungking, Shanghai


127th Intercept and Operations Building.
(Photo courtesy of Mr. James Quinn)


Three console stations located on one wall of the building.  The other wall had three more stations.  Pictured are T/5 Ira J Hockenberger, Pittsburgh, PA; Pfc Frank J Tomaselli, Brooklyn, NY; Pfc Dale A Payton, Grand Valley, Colorado.  (Photo courtesy of Mr. James Quinn)



127th Intercept Chiefs:  John C Dubnicki, Dunkirk, NY; Dominic Bianchini, Pottstown, PA;
John P Skrobola, Yonkers, NY; Eugene C Healy, Attleboro, MA  (Photo courtesy of Mr. James Quinn)


17-foot python!  From left to right - these are the names of the snake stalkers:
Charles E Campbell (Weleetka, Okla); Charles J Roskosky (Archibald, PA); Edwin A Froehlich (Bronx, NY); George Kaye (Brooklyn, NY); Warren R Gilmore (New Haven, CN); ? Baker; Clarence E Rupert (Williamsport, PA); Philip F Durkin (Pawtucket, RI); Hymen Liss (Pittsburg, PA); William A West (Knoxville, TN); Frank J Tomaselli (Brooklyn, NY); Jess A Martinez (Redlands, CA); Dean Cannon (Cleveland, GA)

Cannon killed him with a shovel just outside the company headquarters. There are a bunch of other photos with guys getting in their own mug shots with the snake. They claimed that the pet monkeys in the camp all went crazy when they saw the snake.
(Photo courtesy of Mr. James Quinn)


(NOTE:  Mr. Quinn has indicated that he has many photos of individuals from the 127th.  If you are interested in locating a photo of one or more individuals, please   and Mr. Quinn will check if he has a photo of the person(s) in question.)

164th Signal Photo Co.  (See CBI Unit Histories)
Hq & Hq Det - New Delhi (Attached to 835th Signal Service Bn) Det A - Ledo (Attached to NCAC)
Det B - Kunming (Attached to Det Co. B, 835th Signal Service Bn)
Det C - Kweilin (Attached to Det Co. B, 835th Signal Service Bn)
Det D - Ledo (Attached to Base Sect 3, SOS)
Det F - Calcutta (Attached to Det Co. A, 835th Signal Service Bn)
Det G - Chunking (Attached to Det Co. B, 835th Signal Service Bn)

181st Signal Repair Co. (4011 Signal BN)

Source:  Mr. Luke Strass

Arrived at Bombay, India on October 12, 1943; Ledo, Assam, November 1943. Became part of 4011 Signal Service Battalion at Kunming in Nov 1944.

191st Signal Repair Co. - Activated 15 Oct 43 at Camp Crowder, MO; Ledo  (See CBI Unit Histories)

219th Signal Depot Co. - Calcutta
223d Signal Depot Co. - Chabua
Meritorious Unit Commentation:  9 Jun 44-12 Sep 45, GO 278, Hq USF IBT, dtd 10 Nov 45

236th Signal Operations Co. - Dikom
Activated 14 Apr 43 at Fort Dix, NJ

Det - Chabua
Det - Dergaon
Det - Dinjan
Det - Jorhat
Det - Naraharkatiya
Det - Tezpur



Source:  Mr. Zadoc A. Pool, TSgt, 236th Signal Co.:

The 236th Signal Company arrived CBI c. August 1943. It was redesignated as the 236th Signal Service Battalion late 1944; Hq at Dikom (near Chabua). I joined the outfit in February 1945 and continued as a member until April 1946; I went to Calcutta on points, and I think the unit was deactivated shortly thereafter.

245th Signal Co. (993 Signal BN) *
280th Signal Pigeon Co. - Ramgarh, Kanchrapara  (See CBI Unit Histories)

323d Signal Co. (Wing)
Activated 1 Sep 42 at Army Air Base, Miami, FL. Trained with the 26 Antisubmarine Wing at Miami. Moved to Smoky Hill Army Air Base, Salina, KS in Jan 44. Worked on B-29 project to provide air-ground communications with B-29 aircraft on their long-range training missions. Left Camp Anza, Riverside, CA, 29 Jul 44, for overseas theater. Stopped over at Hickam Field Docks, Pearl Harbor and Eniwetok in Aug; arrived Saipan, Marianas Islands, 16 Sep 44. Stationed at Isley Field.

325th Signal Co. (Wing) - North Field, Tinian
Activated as 325 Signal Company, Aviation, 30 Sep 40, at Albrook Field, Panama Canal Zone. Redesignated: 325 Signal Company, Air Wing, 6 Apr 41; 325 Signal Company, Wing, 20 Aug 42. Moved to Camp Pinedale, Fresno, CA, 6 Oct 43; transferred to San Francisco Port of Embarkation on 29 Oct 44. Movement to the Mariana Islands, 24 Dec 44. Feb 45 location Tinian, Mariana Islands.

329th Signal Co. (Wing) - North Field, Guam
Activated 19 Aug 42 at Camp Rapid, Rapid City, SD. Transferred to Camp Pinedale, Fresno, CA, 15 Nov 43; and to Fort Lawton, WA on 9 Dec 44. Departed Fort Lawton 18 Dec 44, arrived Guam, Mariana Islands, 21 Jan 45. Designated 10 Communications Squadron (Wing) 28 Jun 46. Station: Northwest Field, Guam.

330th Signal Co. (Wing)
Organized 13 Aug 42 at Barksdale Field, LA. Arrived Dinjan, India on 6 Nov 43

337th Signal Photo Co.
Activated 1 Feb 43 at Camp Pinedale, Fresno, CA

338th Signal Co. (Wing) - West Field, Tinian
Activated 15 Feb 43 at Mitchel Field, NY. Unit moves to Camp Pinedale, Fresno, CA c. early 1943. Unit moves to permanent station in China c. Oct 44. Move to Tinian date unknown. Unit's mission is to install, operate and maintain communication systems for the 338 Troop Carrier Wing located on Tinian Island c. Sep 45.

339th Signal Co. (Wing) - Northwest Field, Guam
Activated 5 Mar 43, at WSAUTC (Western Signal Aviation Unit Training Center), Camp Pinedale, Fresno, CA as the 339 Signal Company, Troop Carrier Wing. Redesignated 339 Signal Company, Wing, 11 May 44. Unit went overseas to Northwest Field, Guam, Marianas Islands, 11 May 45. Furnished communications support for 315 Bombardment Wing, Twentieth Air Force.

383d Signal Co. (Avn) - Depot Fld (later Harmon Fld), Guam
Activated 25 May 44 at Camp Pinedale, Fresno, CA. Departed Camp Pinedale 10 Mar 45 for permanent change of station. Arrived Guam, Mariana Islands, 11 Apr 45. Det 1, 383 Signal Company, Aviation, departed 25 Jun 45 for Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands.

389th Signal Co. (Avn) - Depot Fld (later Harmon Fld), Guam
Activated at Hunter Fld, GA 21 Aug 42, moved 23 Aug 42 to Stout Fld, IN -unknown (possibly involved a transfer from 3 AF to I Troop Carrier Cmd). Possibly inactivated in 1944 to transfer personnel & equipment to AAF Base Unit of Hq I Troop Carrier Command. Reactivated and arrived Camp Pinedale, Fresno, CA, 6 May 44; departed 21 Oct 44 for Seattle Port of Embarkation, WA. Departed Seattle, WA 21 Oct 44 for service in the southwest Pacific area, arriving Guam 4 Dec 44. Redesignated 17 Communications Sq, Command, 20 Jul 46. Stationed at Harmon Air Force Base, Guam. Inactivated 1 Apr 49.

Meritorious Unit Commendation:  27 Oct 44-31 Aug 45, GO 79, Hq XX AF, dtd 1 Oct 45.

396th Signal Co. (Avn) - Kunmin, Kweilin, Kanchow, Luliang, Hengyang, Luichow, Tushan
Source:  U.S. Army Center of Military History (396th Signal Company)

Lineage:

  • Constituted 30 March 1943 in the Army of the United States as the 396th Signal Company, Aviation
  • Activated 26 April 1943 at the Western Signal Aviation Unit Training Center, Pinedale, California
  • Inactivated 13 December 1945 at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Redesignated 18 August 1950 as the 396th Signal Aviation Light Construction Company and allotted to the Organized Reserve Corps
  • Activated 1 September 1950 at San Bruno, California
  • Location changed 1 January 1951 to Palo Alto, California
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1951 as the 396th Signal Aviation Construction Company
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1952 as the 396th Signal Construction Company
  • (Organized Reserve Corps redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve)
  • Reorganized and redesignated 20 May 1953 as the 396th Signal Company
  • Location changed 23 May 1957 to Mountain View, California; on 1 February 1958 to San Carlos, California
  • Inactivated 1 July 1959 at San Carlos, California
  • Consolidated 21 October 1977 with the 396th Signal Detachment (active) (see ANNEX); consolidated unit designated as the 396th Signal Company and allotted to the Regular Army
  • Inactivated 31 August 1985 at Fort Clayton, Panama
  • Activated 16 October 1991 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii

ANNEX

  • Constituted 10 October 1944 in the Army of the United States as the 3693d Signal Service Detachment
  • Activated 25 November 1944 in New Guinea
  • Redesignated 13 May 1945 as the 3693d Signal Equipment Installation Detachment
  • Inactivated 19 July 1946 in the Philippine Islands
  • Redesignated 29 April 1965 as the 396th Signal Detachment and allotted to the Regular Army
  • Activated 18 May 1965 at Fort Huachuca, Arizona
  • Inactivated 20 July 1966 in Vietnam
  • Activated 3 January 1972 at Fort Amador, Canal Zone

Campaign Participation Credit:

  • World War II: China Defensive; New Guinea
  • Vietnam: Defense; Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase II

Decorations:  Army Superior Unit Award for 1992-1993

Lineage and Honors Information as of 6 December 2006

402nd Signal Co. (Avn) (Less RI Plat & Dets)
Activated 24 Apr 40 at Barksdale Field, LA as the 304 Signal Company (Aviation). Unit arrived at Karachi, India 26 Mar 43. Was moved to Chabua, India, Jun 43. Unit moved from Barrackapore, India to Calcutta, India 1944. The North Burma Air Task Force was disbanded 5 Sep 45. On 16 Sep 45, the Company, after turning in all its equipment, left Bhamo, Burma and returned to Dinjan, India by convoy. Inactivated 29 Dec 45.

Det - Kurmitola, India
Det - Hawadih, India
Det - Ondal, India
Det - Pandaveswar, India

413th Signal Co. (Avn) - Calcutta, India (XXth Bomber Command)
Source:  Mr. Bernie Shearon

303rd Signal Co, Avn activated Oct 41 at Langley Field, VA. Redesignated 303rd Signal Co, Wing then 413th Signal Aviation Co while at Langley Fld, VA between 23 Apr 40 and 1 Feb 42, later at Bolling Fld, DC. Hijli Base Area, India c. Mar 44. Unit arrived Okinawa c. Aug 45. Assigned to III Bomber Cd in the US before assignment to XX Bomber Cd. Possibly redesignated as a Communications Sq after the war (about 25 signal units were).

422nd Signal Co. (Avn)
On 7 Dec 41 this unit was assigned to V Air Support Cd at Bowman Fld KY. Activated as the 424 Signal Company 1 Jan 43; reorganized as 422 Signal Company 13 Jul 43. Located Canal Zone early 1943. Arrived Calcutta, India 18 Nov 1943; Kunming by 1 Aug 45.

424th Signal Co. (Avn) - Kharagpur, India
430th Signal Co. (Heavy Const, Avn) (Colored) - Karachi, Chabua
675th Signal Co. (Air Warn) (Less Dets) - Lalmai, India  (Disbanded Jul 44 per GO 120, 30 Jul 44 (see below))
Det - Bhairab Bazaar, India
Det - Chitagong, India
Det - Kurmitola, India
Det - Noakhali, India

679th Signal Co. (Air Warn)
Activated at Drew Field, Tampa, FL 13 May 42. (Disbanded Jul 44 per GO 120, 30 Jul 44 (see below))

761st Signal Co. (Air Warn) - Dinjan, India  
Activated at Drew Field, Tampa, FL 1 Jun 43. Disbanded Jul 44 per GO 120, 30 Jul 44 (see below)

766th Signal Co. (Air Warn) - Kharagpur, India
Activated Drew Field, Tampa, FL, 1 Jun 43. Left Drew Field on 26 Feb 44 for Camp Anza, Arlington, CA. Third Platoon with air transportable ground controlled interception (GCI) radar station was moved from Assam, India to Myitkyina, Burma, 11 Jul 44. Unit disbanded Jul 44 per GO 120, 30 Jul 44 (see below).

General Order 120 showing disbanding of 675th, 679th, 761st, 766th Signal Aircraft Warning Companies

835th Signal Service Co. (see 835th Signal Service Battalion, above)
861st Signal Service Co. *
881st Signal Co. (Depot, Avn) - 80 ADG / 305 ASG - Ondal, India
Det - Barrackpore, India
Det - Chabua, India
Attached to 305 ASG as of 31 Mar 45

884th Signal Co. (Depot, Avn)
Activated at Tinker Field, Oklahoma City, OK on 1 Feb 43
Assigned to 14 ADG
Detached to 47 ADG
Transferred to 48 ADG by 31 Mar 45

885th Signal Co. (Depot, Avn) - 301st ADG
Activated at Tinker Field, Oklahoma City, OK on 1 Feb 43

886th Signal Co. (Depot, Avn) - 48th ADG  (See CBI Unit Histories)
Activated at Tinker Field, Oklahoma City, OK on 1 Feb 43

893d Signal Co. (Depot, Avn) - 28 ADG - Titagarh, India
894th Signal Co. (Depot, Avn) - Calcutta, India
Awarded Occupation Medal, Japan, 20 Feb-5 Mar 46

903d Signal Co. (Depot, Avn) - Panagarh; Titagarh; Calcutta (28 ADG)  (See CBI Unit Histories)
910th Signal Co. (Depot, Avn) (Less Det) - Agra, India
Activated 9 May 42 at Patterson Field, OH
Det - Karachi, India

916th Signal Co. (Depot, Avn) - Ondal, India
Activated 5 Mar 43 at Orlando, FL

923d Signal Co. (Depot, Avn) - Bengal Air Depot
987th Signal Operations Co. (Special) - Activated 1 Jun 43 at Camp Crowder, MO; 14 ASG
988th Signal Operations Co. (Special)  (See CBI Unit Histories)
Activated:  Ramgarh, 24 Jul 43
Stationed:  Ramgarh, Burma, Kunming

991st Signal Service Co. - Chabua; Calcutta
2 S&I TMS, 991st Signal Service Co. - Chabua

993d Signal Operations Co. (Special) - Kunming (Attached to Y-Force)
1009th Signal Co. (Serv Gp, Avn) - 52 ASG
Activated on 28 Jan 42 at Harding Field, Baton Rouge, LA. Inactivated 17 Dec 45

1036th Signal Co. (Serv Gp)
Organized 15 Feb 41. Unit assigned 305 ASG, Ondal, India

1043d Signal Co. (Serv Gp, Avn) - 51 ASG
Activated 15 Feb 41

1049th Signal Co. (Serv Gp, Avn) - 315 ASG
Activated 15 Feb 41


Courtesy of Mr. Todd Wilsonson
Grandson of T4 Sgt. Charles Lee Wilkinson (row 3, 7th from left)

1056th Signal Co. (Serv Gp, Avn) - 329 ASG
Activated Feb 42

1067th Signal Co. (Serv Gp, Avn) - 25 ASG
67th Signal Co (Serv Gp) (assigned Aug 42)
Redesignated 1067th Signal Co (Serv Gp) (date unknown)
Unit arrived in Bombay, India 28 Apr 44

1083d Signal Co. (Serv Gp, Avn) - 301 ASG
One of the first Signal organizations assigned China-Burma-India theater
Already in theater when 301st ASG arrived. Assigned to 301st c. 20 Sep 43
Moved to Tezpur, India 2 Feb 45

1086th Signal Co. (Serv Gp, Avn) - 54 ASG / 301 ASG / 28 ADG
86th Signal Company (SG) activated at Mitchel Fld, NY 2 Oct 42
Assigned 30 Oct 42
Redesignated 1086th Signal Company (ASG) (date unknown)
Transferred to 54th ASG from 305th ASG upon Group's arrival at Tezgaon, Feb 44
Moved to Calcutta, India 18 Aug 43
Reassigned c. 20 Sep 43 from 301 ASG to 28th Air Depot

1088th Signal Co. (Serv Gp, Avn) - 68 ASG
Activated Nov 42. Personnel assigned to replacement centers Sep 45.

Campaign Credit:  China Defensive (18 Feb 44-17 Jan 45)
Meritorious Unit Commendation:  1 Nov-31 Dec 44, Hq 68th ASG, Ltr dtd 5 Apr 45.

1102nd Signal Co. (Serv Gp, Avn) - 12 ASG
Activated on 1 Jan 43 at Reno Army Air Base, Reno, NV (possibly as 102 Signal Co.)

Campaign Credit:  China Defensive (15 Feb-23 Aug 44), China Offensive

1104th Signal Co. (Serv Gp, Avn)  (See CBI Unit Histories)
Assigned c. Nov 43
Transferred to 61st ASG in Feb 44 before 54th reached Tezgaon


Photo courtesy of Kathy Worley, daughter of SSgt R. Paul Worley (3rd row far right)
(Others: Clarence Springbird, 3rd row 5th from left; Fred Waterhouse, 1st row 2nd from left; Joe Bouchard, 1st row 3rd from left)

1111th Signal Co. (Serv Gp, Avn) - 44 ASG
Activated 1 Apr 43 at New Orleans AAB, LA
Meritorious Unit Commendatation:  8 Aug-1 Dec 44, GO 52, Hq I-B Air Svc Cmd, dtd 23 Jun 45

1112th Signal Co. (Serv Gp, Avn) - 54 ASG
Activated 1 Apr 43 at Columbia AAB, SC and assigned to 54 ASG 10 Aug 43
Reassigned c. Nov 43 before 54 ASG moved to N. Africa

1117th Signal Service Co. - Chunking
Activated 1 Apr 43 at New Orleans AAB, LA
Inactivated 31 Dec 43

1157th Signal Co. (Serv Gp, Avn) - 14 ASG / 68 ASG
Activated 14 Jul 43

1337th Signal Co. (Wing)
1377th Signal Co. (Wing) - Calcutta, India
Activated on 20 Sep 44 at Camp Pinedale, Fresno, CA

3105th Signal Service Co. - New Delhi
Activated 25 Oct 43, ESCTC, Fort Monmouth, NJ
Absorbed by 835th Signal Service BN, Jan 45

3115th Signal Service Co. - Kandy, Ceylon
3147th Signal Service Co. - New Delhi
3150th Signal Service Co. - Dehra Dun
3152nd Signal Service Co. - (attached to 4011 Signal Service BN) *
3182nd Signal Service Co. *
3183d Signal Service Co. - Calcutta
3199th Signal Service Co. - Ledo
3340th Signal Service Co. *
3371st Signal Photographic Service Co. - New Delhi (attached to 835 Signal BN)
3374th Signal Photographic Service Co.
5326th Signal Mobile Animation Unit (Prov) - New Delhi (attached to 1st Signal Mobile Photo Lab Unit)

*  Source:  various issues of Ex-CBI Roundup

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Signal Centers / Detachments

Signal Combat Pigeon Det - Kunming (attached to 835th Signal Service BN)

2nd Photo Procurement Detachment - New Delhi

Activated at Bolling Field, 29 Feb 44.



Source:   John Enman Experiencing War - Veterans History Project (Library of Congress)

"Photo Procurement Detachments had been established to secure and process aerial photography for two purposes -- strategic planning of air strikes, naval bombardment, or troop landings and to produce maps that were both current and accurate. (Some pre-WW2 maps of China had places located fifty or more miles from their actual location.) The 1st PPD was established in England early in U.S. involvement in the European Theater and cadre from it helped staff the 2nd (India, China, and Southeast Asia) and the 3d (the Pacific, Hawaii to Japan, and Australia). My section's job was to record on 1:1,000,000 maps, at scale, all aerial photographic coverage flown in the CBI (China-Burma-India) Theater."

17th Radio Security Section - Depot Field (later Harmon Field), Guam
18th Radio Security Section - Depot Field (later Harmon Field), Guam
136th Radio Security Det, 1st Radio Security Sec - Gushkara, India
136th Radio Security Det, 12th Radio Security Sec - Hijli, India
136th Radio Security Det, 14th Radio Security Sec - Ondal, India

Source:  Mr. Bernie Shearon

Activated c. 29 Jan 42 as 136th Signal Radio Int Co (Avn); Redesignated 136th Radio Security Det, 136th Radio Security Sq, 136th Communications Security Sq, 36th Communications Security Sq, last active 8 May 55(?) In 1944-1945, this unit had numbered Radio Security Sections under it stationed worldwide.

3835th Signal Equipment Maintenance Detachment - Barrackpore *
3913th Signal Service Detachment (Crystal Grinding) - Calcutta
3914th Signal Service Detachment (Crystal Grinding) - Calcutta
3504th Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - New Delhi
3506th Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - New Delhi
3509th Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - New Delhi
3511th Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - Chabua
3514th Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - Chabua
3517th Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - Chabua
3518th Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - Chabua
3519th Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - New Delhi
3522nd Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - New Delhi
3523d Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - New Delhi
3524th Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - New Delhi
3538th Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - Chabua
3539th Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - Chabua
3540th Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - Chabua
3541st Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - Chabua
3617th Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - Chabua
3619th Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - Chabua
3620th Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - Chabua
3622th Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - Chabua
3624th Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - Chabua
3625th Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - Chabua
3626th Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - Chabua
3630th Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - Chabua
3826th Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - Chabua
3827th Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - New Delhi
3878th Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - New Delhi
3879th Signal Equipment Installation Detachment - New Delhi

* Source:  various issues of Ex-CBI Roundup

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