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2d Combat Cargo Group
Active 1944 - 1946
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces
Role Combat Cargo

The 2d Combat Cargo Group is an inactive United States Army Air Force unit. Its last duty station was at Yokota Air Base, Japan, where it was inactivated on 15 January 1946.

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History

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Lineage

  • Constituted as 2nd Combat Cargo Group on 25 Apr 1944.
Activated on 1 May 1944
Inactivated on 15 Jan 1946
Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948

Assignments

Stations

Operational history

Oranized at Syracuse New York, and trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft at Baer Field, Indiana. Flying components were the 5th, 6th 7th and 8th Combat Cargo squadrons.

Moved to the Southwest Pacific, Oct-Nov 1944, and assigned to Fifth Air Force. Operated from Biak to fly passengers and cargo to US bases in Australia, New Guinea, the Admiralties, and the Philippines. Also dropped supplies to US and guerrilla forces in the Philippines.

Moved to Leyte in May 1945. Maintained flights to bases in Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippines; transported personnel and supplies to the Ryukyus, and evacuated casualties on return flights.

Moved to Okinawa in Aug 1945. Transported personnel and equipment of the occupation forces to Japan and ferried liberated prisoners of war to the Philippines. Moved to Japan in Sep 1945.

Inactivated on 15 Jan 1946. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.

References

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0892010924.

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