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PostSubject: 14th Liaison Squadron   Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:32 pm

I am interested in anything that comes from the 14th Liaison Squadron. I am looking for photos, members families, memorabilia connected with the squadron. The 14th LS was 9th Air Force and attached to Patton's Third Army. The squadron went ashore in France July 7th 1944, and served through the end of the war flying thousands of hours in Stinson L-5's. Thanks to Ryan for putting up this board.
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PostSubject: Re: 14th Liaison Squadron   Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:59 am

Hallo, I am interesting about US Army infantry unit liberated Czechoslovakia in May 1945. I have photo of L-5 Sentinel No.44-17372 code 6C*R (photo taken by Lt. James W.Hill) propadly of 14th liaison squadron on field close Cheb (during german ocupation named Eger).
Please, do you have more informations about this unit. I will welcome change of informations.
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PostSubject: Re: 14th Liaison Squadron   Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:06 am

I am sorry, the serial No is 42-99057 (the 44-17372 is other L-5 on photo, of Artillery Headquarters Air Section 1st Infantry Division)


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PostSubject: Re: 14th Liaison Squadron   Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:05 am

Are you able to post the picture here?

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PostSubject: Re: 14th Liaison Squadron   Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:32 am

Yes, of course!
http://i82.servimg.com/u/f82/14/42/56/75/l5_117.jpg
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PostSubject: Re: 14th Liaison Squadron   Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:35 am

http://i82.servimg.com/u/f82/14/42/56/75/l5_211.jpg
and there are other L-5´s of 1st Infantry Division
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PostSubject: Re: 14th Liaison Squadron   Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:55 am

If it is interesting for you I have another question:
yet I know code of L-4 and L-5 (V.Army Corps 3rd US Army)
2nd Infantry Div. -95
1st Infantry Div. -34 (and plane 34*A, D, G)
9th Armored Div. -unknow
16th Armored Div. -unknow
97th Armored Div. -unknow
(XII.Army Corps)
4th Armored Div. -unknow
11th Armored Div. -unknow
5th Infantry Div. -unknow
26th Infantry Div. -unknow
90th Infantry Div. -48
97th Infantry Div. -unknow

Do you know, please, this for me unknow code?

From some local pictures and dokuments I found also unknow unit code 28, 33, 40 and 21 (yet I know, it was code for Artillery section of 8th Armored Div. moved to Czechoslovakia after war on juni 1945).
All Divisions have had about 10 planes each, two for Artillery Headquarters Air Section and two for every Artillery Batallion.
Purpose and enlistment of 14th Liaison Sq is form me unknow too.

I will welcome any news, that hepl me with my investigation. Thanks jan Vladar
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PostSubject: Re: 14th Liaison Squadron   Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:21 am

I've sent an email to one of our members here that might have the information.

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PostSubject: Re: 14th Liaison Squadron   Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:25 pm

From Ken Wakefield:

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Hello Ryan

I know only four of the unit codes listed by Jan Vladar as
unknown,
and even one of these is not confirmed. They are as
follows:

9th Armored Div. - 67
16th Armored Div. - Believed to be
40, but not confirmed.
4th Armored Div. - 53
26th Infantry Div. -
74

With regard to the 14th Liaison Squadron, I know only what I've

already written in "The Fighting Grasshoppers" and "Lightplanes at

War". A good source for any additional information would be James

Gray of the Sentinel Owners and Pilots Association.

I'm sorry this is
not much of a contribution, but I hope it helps.

Regards

Ken

Still checking...

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PostSubject: 14th Liaison Squadron   Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:23 pm

The 14th Liaison Squadron was a XIX tactical air command unit (part of 9th Air Force) and was attached to Third US Army from May 1944 until the end of war. I know one of the pilots from this unit who flew on detached service with the Vth Corps the whole war. The 14th Liaison Squadron sent a 2-3 aircraft detachment, a Dodge WC51/52 loaded with gas cans and 1-2 jeeps with an officer, 2-3 enlisted pilots, a mechanic, and a cook to each of the Corps under 3rd Army. They flew various missions, mostly administrative ones moving around staff officers, but also doing impromptu reconnaissance and often dropping maps to forward units of the Corps. I have not figured out who flew what plane in the squadron except for a few. Thank you for posting the photo.
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