Reply to post

1st Air Commandos CBI 1943 to 1945

Author
Ssgtday61
Cadet
  • Total Posts : 2
  • Reward points : 30
  • Joined: 2009/11/29 22:37:16
  • Status: offline
2009/12/03 22:45:46 (permalink)
0

1st Air Commandos CBI 1943 to 1945

I'm looking for anyone that might have had a relative that was with the 1st Air Commandos in the CBI, under Col. Philip Cochran. My father was a flight engineer on C-47s and C-46s, he supplied the 'gas stations" for the P-51s and B-25s. He also had carried Chinese troops and OSS agents, donkeys and other field equipment, dropped supplies to Merrills Mauraders. Flew 1 mission to Siagon, also one of 1st C-47s into Myitkyina, Was at Dum-Dum, then was sent to 1st Combat Cargo Squadron, 1st Combat Cargo Group at Suyong Chhina.
   My father, Ted Day, enlisted in May 1941 and spent the next two years aircraft engine schools and then flew to the Carribean, Afric, and then on to India
TresWillets
Cadet
  • Total Posts : 1
  • Reward points : 17
  • Joined: 2011/10/29 13:52:58
  • Status: offline
Re:1st Air Commandos CBI 1943 to 1945 2011/10/29 13:59:48 (permalink)
0
My father flew L4's and L5's in the CBI, in Phil Cochran's Air Commandos.  He was Chester A. Willets, Jr.
 
Ssgtday61

I'm looking for anyone that might have had a relative that was with the 1st Air Commandos in the CBI, under Col. Philip Cochran. My father was a flight engineer on C-47s and C-46s, he supplied the 'gas stations" for the P-51s and B-25s. He also had carried Chinese troops and OSS agents, donkeys and other field equipment, dropped supplies to Merrills Mauraders. Flew 1 mission to Siagon, also one of 1st C-47s into Myitkyina, Was at Dum-Dum, then was sent to 1st Combat Cargo Squadron, 1st Combat Cargo Group at Suyong Chhina.
   My father, Ted Day, enlisted in May 1941 and spent the next two years aircraft engine schools and then flew to the Carribean, Afric, and then on to India


spike427
Squadron Member
  • Total Posts : 11
  • Reward points : 471
  • Joined: 2011/12/21 10:01:01
  • Status: offline
Re:1st Air Commandos CBI 1943 to 1945 2012/01/12 06:43:14 (permalink)
0
I had a good friend of mine who was Bruce McCormick who flew L-4's and L-5's in 1st Air Commando's.He was a colorful guy whom I miss.
Jump to:
© 2014 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.0