25TH AIR SERVICE GROUP
APO 493, c/o P.M. NEW YORK, N.Y.
COMPILATION OF EVENTS, JANUARY 1945
THE COMMANDING OFFICER
AUSTIN J. SHANNON, MAJOR, A.C.
For the first time there is herewith enclosed four copies of a historical report by the 468th Bombardment Group Advance Echelon at APO 210. [These documents were not actually included in the microfilm]
The 25th Air Service Group has made an enviable record in this theatre both administratively and technically. The 25th of this month was its first year anniversary of over-seas duty and it is now thrilled with semi-official information concerning a move to the Pacific area. Almost any place in the world would be acceptable in exchange for a summer in this part of India.
But what is more to the point: "Look out Japs--here we come."
There were several outstanding promotions rewarded Group officers best of which was 'Eagles' to Colonel Gardner. We feel now that we have bloomed to full maturity.