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

Unofficial Home Page of the 10th Combat Cargo Squadron,  3rd Combat Cargo Group


    In the mid 1980’s while at the airshow at Oshkosh I found a book titled  "THROUGH HELL’S GATE TO SHANGHAI" by John G. Martin.  In this book I saw my Dad’s name and immediately purchased the book.  I eventually managed to located and contacted the author, John Martin and told him who I was, and how I found him, and asked about other members of the squadron.   He informed me 10th Combat Cargo Squadron members gather yearly at the Annual Hump Pilots Convention.  He also informed me that in 1988 the reunion was to be in Niagara Falls, NY.   I asked John Martin if it would be all right for me to attend a Reunion and was told yes, come on down, we would like to meet a son of member of the 10th Combat Cargo Squadron.   I contacted the Hump Pilots Association and made arrangements to attend the 1988 convention.  Here I finally ended up contacting members of my Dads squadron, and other CBI Veterans.  Since then, I have attended 3 additional reunions and found out a lot about my Dad, his Squadron, his Group and the C.B.I. Theater during World War II.   

    It is not my intention with this site to tell the entire story of the 3rd Combat Cargo Group.  My intentions are to provide you the viewer with the background of the Groups purpose, it's activation and some Theater history.  I hope also to provide further insight about the Group, with images and stories related directly to the 3rd Combat Cargo Group, from members of the group themselves.  As conditions warrant and the information is made available to me I hope to add information about the other Combat Cargo Groups.  Seeing this is a long term project, it may take a while...  If you were a member or knew someone who was a member of the U.S.A.A.F. Combat Cargo Groups, please contact me via mail, e-mail.  I'd be interested in your stories, images or what-not from these Groups.    12/01/1998


     Some time has now passed and I have attended a couple of more Hump Pilot Reunions and because of this, the website content has grown much larger than I had originally envisioned.  I have had contact from a majority of all the Combat Cargo Squadrons (2nd Combat Cargo Group-Pacific Theater included).  The purpose of this site now seems to be to attempt to tell a small part of what the U.S.A.A.F. Combat Cargo Groups accomplished during the Second World War. 

Bill Bielauskas

November 1, 1999

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    I am looking for former members of the 3rd Combat Cargo Group,  1st, Combat Cargo Group, 2nd Combat Cargo Group and the 4th Combat Cargo Group.  In fact I would like to hear from anyone who flew over the Hump during WW II, or flew any Combat Cargo Missions at any time (Berlin Air-Lift, Korea, etc.) 

Please e-mail comment, suggestions, corrections,etc to: bill@comcar.org

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