69th Composite Wing
( 14th Air Force )
China
1943 -1945



History:

      Constituted as 69th Bombardment Wing, 9 Aug 1943.   Activated in China on 3 Sep 1943.   Assigned to the 14th Air Force.   Redesignated 69th Composite Wing in Dec 1943.   Served in combat from Dec 1943 until Aug 1945.   Assigned to the 10th Air Force in Aug 1945.   Engaged in transport operations after V-J day, being awarded a Distinguished Unit Citation for period 1 - 30 Sep 1945, when the Wing ferried troops and supplies in China, helped to evacuate POWs, and flew mercy and other special mission to areas in China, French Indochina and Manchuria.

      Inactivated in China on 26 Dec 1945.

Commanders:

Brigadier General John C. Kennedy, 22 Dec 43;

Colonel Charles H. Anderson, 1 Sep 45;

Major James F. Rhodes, 15 Nov 45;

 
Groups:

51st Fighter Group
  •   16th Fighter Squadron
  •   25th Fighter Squadron
  •   26th Fighter Squadron
  •   449th Fighter Squadron
 
341st Bombardment Group
  •   11th Bombardment Squadron
  •   22nd Bombardment Squadron
  •   491st Bombardment Squadron
  •   490th Bombardment Squadron (detached duty, 10th Air Force, Jan 44 - Jan 45)
 
Stations:

Kunming, China, 3 Sep 43;

Tsuyung, China, 12 Jan 44;

Kunming, China, Apr 44 - 26 Dec 45