25th Liason Squadron (Guinea Short Lines) Flag

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Size: 18" x 12"
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The squadron was first activated at Salinas Army Air Base, California in March 1942 as the 25th Observation Squadron.  In April 1943 it was redesignated the 25th Liaison Squadron and converted to light two-seater aircraft. primarily Piper L-4s, but also including Stinson L-5 Sentinel. The unit moved overseas in October 1943 aboard the Cape Mendocino to Australia in the South West Pacific Theatre.

After pausing briefly in Australia, the squadron moved to New Guinea. There it operated primarily with L-5 Sentinels, flown by enlisted pilots. Beginning in February 1944, the 25th began participating in combat operations.  The capability of its light aircraft to operate from confined spaces earned A Flight of the squadron the nickname "Guinea Short Lines"