14th Tow Target Squadron

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  1. 5shot56

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    I have been attempting to figure out what my Uncle did during the 2nd World War. I know he enlisted in the Air Corps 8/19/1942. I had always been told that he saw combat, was told he was a gunner on a bomber? I finally ran across several of his letters that showed the mailing address as APO 713-1 , I think this was New Guinea? The letter covers said he was in the
    14th Tow Target Squadron. I didn't think that Tow Target Squads ever saw combat? What did they do? The very little information I found indicated that the 14th was different because
    they started out as the 8th Observation squadron? Can anyone here in the group help me out. His name was S/Sgt. George Lanagan from Findlay, Ohio. The letters I found were from
    1944 and 1945. One was also marked as 444th Airbase Unit? Any help would be great.

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    #2 vikingBerserker, Sep 20, 2012
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    I found this in Combat Squadrons of the Air Force World War II published by the USAF in 1982:

    14 TT a.png
    14 TT b.png
    14 TT c.png

    Hope it helps!
     
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    Thank you for the info.

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