25th Air Service Group

Hq and Base Services Squadron 35th Air Engineering Sq 578th Air Material Sq

1903 ORDNANCE COMPANY AMMUNITION AVN

APO 493 c/o Postmaster New York

 

HISTORICAL REPORT

 

During the month of January 1945, the 1903rd Ordnance Company Ammunition Avn performed the usual camp duties at APO 493, supplying bombs and aerial mines to the 468th Bomb Group at this base as well as to the Operational Bases at Chakulia, Piardobe, and Dudkundia.

2nd Lt Robert K. Vickery was promoted to 1st Lt., per Special Order Number 2, XXAF, IBTO, APO 493.

1st Lt., Kenneth Handley returned from Detached Service with Headquarters Air Service Command, India Burma Theater and received a letter of commendation for his work from Brigadier General James W. Spry, Chief of Staff, Air Service Command and Major General Curtis LeMay, Commanding General XX Bomber Command.

On January 15 Technician Fifth Grade Walter A. Moon, on Detached Service at APO 487 died at the 234th General Hospital, APO 465 of an undetermined fever.  Burial services were held at APO 487 and on Sunday 28 January 1945 Memorial Services were held in the Company Chapel at this base.

The last week in January saw preparations started for the packing and crating of organizational equipment for movement of the organization at a later date.  A showdown inspection of all individual equipment was also made.

 

Linwood K Thompson

Captain Ord Dept

Historical Officer