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3rd MAS

Lineage Constituted 3d Air Corps Ferrying Squadron on 18 Feb 1942. Activated on 7 Mar 1942. Redesignated 3d Transport Squadron on 24 Mar 1943. Disbanded on 1 Dec 1943. Reconstituted, and redesignated 3d Air Transport Squadron, Heavy, on 20 Jun 1952. Activated on 20 Jul 1952. Redesignated: 3d Military Airlift Squadron on 8 Jan 1966; 3d Airlift Squadron on 1 Dec 1991.

Assignments
1st Ferrying (later, 1st Transport) Group, 7 Mar 1942-1 Dec 1943. 1703d Air Transport Group, 20 Jul 1952; 1700th Air Transport Group, 18 Jun 1957; 1608th Air Transport Wing, 24 Nov 1957; 1608th Air Transport Group, 18 Jun 1958; 1608th Air Transport Wing, 18 Jan 1963; 437th Military Airlift Wing, 8 Jan 1966; 436th Military Airlift Wing, 1 Aug 1973; 436th Operations Group, 1 Dec 1991-.

Stations
Pope Field, NC, 7 Mar 1942; Charleston SC, 17-19 Mar 1942; Karachi, India, 15 May 1942; New Malir Cantonment, India, 17 May 1942; Chabua, India, 1 Aug 1942-1 Dec 1943. Brookley AFB, AL, 20 Jul 1952; Charleston AFB, SC, 18 Jun 1958; Dover AFB, DE, 1 Aug 1973-.

Aircraft
C-46, 1942-1943. C-124, 1952-1965; C-74, 1955; C-141, 1965-1970; C-5, 1970-.

Operations
Air transport in CBI, 17 May 1942-1 Dec 1943. Began worldwide airlift in 1952. Flew missions to Southeast Asia, 1965-1973. Supported operations in Grenada, 24 Oct-18 Dec 1983; Panama, 19 Dec 1989-14 Jan 1990; and Southwest Asia, Aug 1990-Jul 1991.


Emblem
On a Blue disc bordered Blue, a Golden Yellow sun issuing from dexter (right), radials Blue, the perimeter surmounted by a White lighting flash arched; in chief three small White stars forming "Orion's Belt"; in sinister (left) one (1) large White star "Sirius"; over all a Golden crown trimmed Red, lined Blue with highlights White, outlines and details Blue. MOTTO: SAFE, SWIFT, SURE. Approved on 31 Jul 1959 (K 11378).

McChord AFB

Lineage
Constituted 4th Provisional Transport Squadron on 1 Mar 1935. Redesignated 4th Transport Squadron on 25 Jun 1935. Activated on 8 Jul 1935. Redesignated 4th Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 13 Dec 1945. Activated on 7 Sep 1946. Redesignated: 4th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 23 Jun 1948; 4th Troop Carrier Squadron, Heavy, on 12 Oct 1949; 4th Air Transport Squadron, Heavy, on 8 Jul 1962; 4th Military Airlift Squadron on 8 Jan 1966; 4th Airlift Squadron on 1 Dec 1991.
Assignments
Rockwell Air Depot, 8 Jul 1935; 10th Transport Group, 20 May 1937; 62d Transport (later, 62d Troop Carrier) Group, 10 May 1941-14 Nov 1945 (attached to 64th Troop Carrier Group, 3 Apr-19 Jun 1944); unkn, 14 Nov-13 Dec 1945. 62d Troop Carrier Group, 7 Sep 1946 (attached to various elements of FEAF for operations during period 1 Dec 1950-16 Nov 1951); 62d Troop Carrier (later, 62d Air Transport; 62d Military Airlift) Wing, 15 Jan 1960; 62d Operations Group, 1 Dec 1991-.

Stations
Rockwell Field, CA, 8 Jul 1935; Sacramento, CA, 1 Dec 1938; Kellogg Field, MI, 29 May 1942; Florence, SC, 1 Jul-14 Aug 1942; Keevil, England, 25 Sep 1942; Tafaraoui, Algeria, 15 Nov 1942; Casablanca, French Morocco, 16 Dec 1942; Nouvion, Algeria, 29 Mar 1943; Matemore, Algeria, 18 May 1943; Goubrine, Tunisia, 25 Jun 1943; Gela, Sicily, 7 Sep 1943; Catania, Sicily, 18 Oct 1943; Ponte Olivo, Sicily, 27 Feb 1944 (operated from bases in India, 12 Apr-11 Jun 1944); Gaudo Airfield, Italy, 8 May 1944; Galera Airfield, Italy, 29 Jun 1944; Malignano Airfield, Italy, 3 Oct 1944; Tarquinia,

Italy, 9 Jan 1945; Rosignano Airfield, Italy, 26 May 1945; Marcianise, Italy, 28 Sep 1945; Naples, Italy, c. Oct-13 Dec 1945. Bergstrom Field, TX, 7 Sep 1946; McChord Field (later AFB), WA, 20 Jul 1947-28 Nov 1950; Ashiya AB, Japan, 1 Dec 1950; Tachikawa AB, Japan, 25 Jul 1951-16 Nov 1951; McChord AFB, WA, 16 Nov 1951; Larson AFB, WA, 11 May 1952; McChord AFB, WA, 13 Jun 1960-.

Aircraft
C-27, 1935-1937; C-33, 1936-1941; C-39, 1938-1942; C-47, 1942-1945. C-46, 1946-1947; C-82, 1947-1949; C-54, 1949-1951; C-124, 1951-1969; C-141, 1966-.

Operations
World War II: Included airborne assaults on Sicily, on Myitkyina, Burma, and on Southern France; support of partisans in Northern Italy and the Balkans; aerial transportation in MTO and, briefly, in CBI. Korea: Aerial transportation from US to Japan, and subsequently between Japan and Korea in the period 1 Dec 1950-16 Nov 1951. Airdrop of heavy equipment and personnel during the invasion of Panama on 20 Dec 1989.

Emblem
Upon a Light Blue disc edged in Black and issuant from White clouds detailed blue in base a Brown winged Army mule with provoked expression carrying a Green box strapped on its back. Approved on 17 Sep 1942 (K 2903).


McChord AFB

McChord AFB

McChord AFB

McChord AFB

McChord AFB
When they flew 124's

McChord AFB


Lineage
Constituted 6th Transport Squadron on 1 Oct 1933. Activated on 14 Oct 1939. Redesignated: 6th Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942; 6th Troop Carrier Squadron, Heavy, on 21 May 1948; 6th Military Airlift Squadron on 8 Jan 1966. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 8 Jun 1968. Activated on 8 Apr 1970. Redesignated 6th Airlift Squadron on 1 Nov 1991.

Assignments
10th Transport Group, 14 Oct 1939; 60th Transport Group, 1 Dec 1940; 61st Transport Group, 19 May 1941; 315th Transport Group, Mar 1942; 63d Transport (later, 63d Troop Carrier) Group, Jun 1942; 374th Troop Carrier Group, 12 Nov 1942; 403d Troop Carrier Group, 15 May 1946; 374th Troop Carrier Group, 15 Oct 1946; 1503d Air Transport Wing, 18 Nov 1958; 1502d Air Transport Wing, 22 Jun 1964; 61st Military Airlift Wing, 8 Jan 1966-8 Jun 1968. 438th Military Airlift Wing, 8 Apr 1970; 438th Military Airlift Group, 1 Oct 1978; 438th Military Airlift Wing, 1 Jun 1980; 438th Operations Group, 1 Nov 1991; 305th Operations Group, 1 Oct 1994-.

Stations
Olmstead Field, PA, 14 Oct 1939; Camp Williams, WI, 23 Mar 1942; Dodd Field, TX, 16-23 Sep 1942; Port Moresby, New Guinea, 13 Oct 1942; Garbutt Field, Australia, 2 Oct 1943; Nadzab, New Guinea, c. 26 Aug 1944; Biak, c. 20 Oct 1944; Tacloban, Leyte, 12 Mar 1945; Nielson Field, Luzon, 1 Jan 1946; Okinawa, 10 Jun 1946; Tachikawa AB, Japan, 13 Apr 1947; Harmon Field, Guam, 1 Dec 1947; Tachikawa AB, Japan, 5 Mar 1949; Hickam AFB, HI, 22 Jun 1964-8 Jun 1968. McGuire AFB, NJ, 8 Apr 1970-.

Aircraft
C-33, 1940-1942; C-39, 1940-1942; C-53, 1941-1942; C-47, 1942-1945; C-46, 1945-1947; C-54, 1946-1952; C-124, 1952-1968. C-141, 1970-.

Operations
Aerial transportation in the South, Southwest, and Western Pacific, during World War II and in the Far East during the Korean War and after to 1968. Worldwide airlift operations, Apr 1970-. Resupplied scientific stations in the Antarctic during Operation Deep Freeze, 1971-1974. Evacuated Vietnamese refugees during the fall of Saigon, Apr-Jun 1975. Supported US forces in Grenada, Oct-Dec 1983; during the invasion of Panama, Dec 1989-Jan 1990; and during the Gulf War, Aug 1990-Mar 1991.

Emblem
On a disc Blue, narrow bordered Black, over a representation of a tin "Bully Beef" White, edged Red, caricatured bull's head front face Brown, mouth and horns Yellow, beard Black eyeballs White, pupils Black, nose Red and with a fighting mad expression and snorting detail White from nose. Approved on 1 Dec 1952 (K&KE 6661); replaced emblem approved on 14 Apr 1942 (28651 A.C.).





7th AS

7th MAS

7th MAS

7th MAS

7th

Lineage
Constituted 7th Transport Squadron on 1 Oct 1933. Activated on 14 Oct 1939. Redesignated 7th Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 27 Nov 1945. Activated on 7 Sep 1946. Redesignated: 7th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 23 Jun 1948; 7th Troop Carrier Squadron, Heavy, on 12 Oct 1949; 7th Air Transport Squadron, Heavy, on 1 Jan 1965; 7th Military Airlift Squadron on 8 Jan 1966. Inactivated on 22 Dec 1969. Activated on 13 Mar 1971. Redesignated 7th Airlift Squadron on 1 Nov 1991.

Assignments
10th Transport Group, 14 Oct 1939; 62d Transport (later, 62d Troop Carrier) Group, 11 Dec 1940-14 Nov 1945; Unkn, 15-27 Nov 1945. 62d Troop Carrier Group, 7 Sep 1946 (attached to Yukon Sector, Alaskan Air Command, 15 Sep 1947-5 Mar 1948; 62d Troop Carrier Wing, 8-14 Jan 1960); 62d Troop Carrier (later, 62d Air Transport; 62d Military Airlift) Wing, 15 Jan 1960-22 Dec 1969. 60th Military Airlift Wing, 13 Mar 1971; 60th Military Airlift Group, 6 Mar 1978; 60th Military Airlift Wing, 15 Feb 1979; 60th Operations Group, 1 Nov 1991; 62d Operations Group, 1 Oct 1993-.

Stations
Sacramento Air Depot (later, McClellan Field), CA, 14 Oct 1939; Kellogg Field, MI, 29 May 1942; Florence AAB, SC, 2 Jul-14 Aug 1942; Greenham Common, England, 7 Sep 1942; Keevil, England, 25 Sep-16 Nov 1942; Tafaroui, Algeria, 27 Dec 1942 (operated from bases in Egypt and Palestine, 13 Mar-19 May 1943); Matemore, Algeria, 21 May 1943; El Djem, Tunisia, 22 Jun 1943; Goubrine, Tunisia, 26 Jul 1943; Ponte Olivo, Sicily, 6 Sep 1943; Brindisi, Italy, 12 Feb 1944; Ponte Olivo, Sicily, 29 Mar 1944; Guado Airfield, Italy, 8 May 1944; Galera Airfield, Italy, 28 Jun 1944; Brindisi, Italy, 22 Oct 1944; Tarquinia, Italy, 4 Dec 1944; Rosignano, Italy, 24 May 1945; Naples, Italy, 25 Sep-27 Nov 1945. Bergstrom Field, TX, 7 Sep 1946; McChord Field (later, AFB), WA, 5 Aug 1947 (operated from Elmendorf Field, AK, 15 Sep 1947-5 Mar 1948); Kelly AFB, TX, 9 May 1950 (operated from McChord AFB, WA, 27 Jul 1950-18 Feb 1951); McChord AFB, WA, 19 Feb 1951; Larson AFB, WA, 9 May 1952; McChord, AFB, WA, 13 Jun 1960-22 Dec 1969. Travis AFB, CA, 13 Mar 1971; McChord AFB, WA, 1 Oct 1993-.

Aircraft
C-33, 1939-1941; C-39, 1939-1942; B-10, 1939-1940; C-53, 1942; C-47, 1942-1945. C-46, 1946-1947; C-82, 1947-1949; C-54, 1949-1951; C-124, 1951-1969. C-141, 1971-.

Operations
Included airborne assaults on Sicily and Southern France, support of partisans in Northern Italy and the Balkans, and transportation of personnel and supplies in MTO, during World War II. Airlift from US to Japan during Korean War. Worldwide airlift beginning May 1952. Flew frequent missions to Southeast Asia, Jan 1966-Dec 1969 and Apr 1971-Apr 1975. Supported operations in Grenada, 25 Oct-7 Nov 1983; Panama, 20 Dec 1989; and Southwest Asia, Aug 1990-.

Emblem
On a medium Blue disk, edged and marked with Dark Blue lines of latitude and longitude, a Gold dexter hand couped, grasping a double edged Gold sword, pommel and hilt cap White, handle Red, between two Green olive branches, banded Yellow in base, surmounted by a broad White lightning bolt fesswise, blunted at points.


7th

7th

7th

8th MAS McChord AFB

8th MAS McChord AFB

Lineage
Constituted 8th Transport Squadron on 1 Oct 1933. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Redesignated 8th Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 11 Nov 1945. Activated on 7 Sep 1946. Redesignated: 8th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 23 Jun 1948; 8th Troop Carrier Squadron, Heavy, on 12 Oct 1949; 8th Air Transport Squadron, Heavy, on 1 Jan 1965; 8th Military Airlift Squadron on 8 Jan 1966; 8th Airlift Squadron on 1 Dec 1991.

Assignments
10th Transport Group, 1 Feb 1940; 62d Transport (later, 62d Troop Carrier) Group, 11 Dec 1940-11 Nov 1945. 62d Troop Carrier Group, 7 Sep 1946 (attached to Alaskan Air Command, 2 Sep-1 Dec 1948; 62d Troop Carrier Wing, 8-14 Jan 1960); 62d Troop Carrier (later, 62d Military Airlift) Wing, 15 Jan 1960; 62d Operations Group, 1 Dec 1991-.

Stations
Brooks Field, TX, 1 Feb 1940; Duncan Field, TX, 5 Nov 1940; Hill Field, UT, 29 Jun 1941; Kellogg Field, MI, 26 May 1942; Florence, SC, 30 Jun-14 Aug 1942; Keevil, England, 25 Sep 1942; Tafaraoui, Algeria, 16 Nov 1942; Nouvion, Algeria, 22 Dec 1942; Matemore, Algeria, 17 May 1943; El Djem, Tunisia, 1 Jul 1943; Goubrine, Tunisia, 28 Jul 1943; Gela, Sicily, 7 Sep 1943; Ponte Olivo, Sicily, 30 Sep 1943; Gaudo Airfield, Italy, 8 May 1944; Galera Airfield, Italy, 30 Jun 1944; Malignano Airfield, Italy, 5 Oct

1944; Tarquinia, Italy, 9 Jan 1945; Rosignano, Italy, 26 May 1945; Naples, Italy, Oct-11 Nov 1945. Bergstrom Field, TX, 7 Sep 1946; McChord Field (later, AFB), WA, 14 Jul 1947 (deployed at Elmendorf Field, AK, 2 Sep-1 Dec 1948); Kelly AFB, TX, 9 May 1950; McChord AFB, WA, 27 Jul 1950; Larson AFB, WA, 9 May 1952; McChord AFB, WA, 13 Jun 1960-.



Aircraft
Probably included C-39, 1940-1942; C-47, 1942-1945. C-46, 1946-1947; C-82, 1947-1949; C-54, 1949-1951; C-124, 1951-1969; C-141, 1966-.

Operations
Included airborne assaults on Sicily and Southern France, support of partisans in Northern Italy and the Balkans, and transportation of personnel and supplies in the MTO, during World War II. Airlift from US to Japan during the Korean War. Airdropped equipment and personnel during the invasion of Panama on 20 Dec 1989. Emblem
On a disc White, edged Black, a caricatured winged work horse Yellow, outlined Black, branded on hip with a Red cross, galloping at full speed, and wearing a revolver in holster fastened to cartridge belt Tan about the neck, and having a machine gun Tan and a packing box Brown strapped to his back, all over a silhouette figure Black descending by parachute in sinister base toward large White cloud formation in base.



Lineage
Constituted 9th Transport Squadron on 1 Jan 1938. Activated on 1 Dec 1940. Redesignated 9th Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 15 Oct 1946. Redesignated 9th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 10 May 1949. Activated in the Reserve on 27 Jun 1949. Ordered to active service on 1 May 1951. Inactivated on 9 May 1951. Redesignated 9th Troop Carrier Squadron, Heavy, on 19 Mar 1953. Activated on 20 Jun 1953. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 18 Jan 1963. Activated on 13 Nov 1964. Organized on 1 Jan 1965. Redesignated 9th Military Airlift Squadron on 8 Jan 1966. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 8 Sep 1968. Activated on 1 Apr 1971. Redesignated 9th Airlift Squadron on 1 Dec 1991.

Assignments
63d Transport (later, 63d Troop Carrier) Group, 1 Dec 1940; Seventh Air Force, 3 Feb 1944; VI Air Service Area Command, 25 Jul 1945; Army Air Forces, Middle Pacific, 15 Dec 1945; Pacific Air Command, 1 Jan 1946; Far East Air Service Command, 9 Jan 1946; 54th Troop Carrier Wing, 15 Jan 1946; 374th Troop Carrier Group, c. Feb 1946; 54th Troop Carrier Wing, 15 May 1946; 403d Troop Carrier Group, 31 May-15 Oct 1946. 63d Troop Carrier Group, 27 Jun 1949-9 May 1951. 63d Troop Carrier Group, 20 Jun 1953-18 Jan 1963. Military Air Transport Service, 13 Nov 1964; 1607th Air Transport Wing, 1 Jan 1965; 436th Military Airlift Wing, 8 Jan 1966-8 Sep 1968. 436th Military Airlift Wing, 1 Apr 1971; 436th Operations Group, 1 Dec 1991-.

Stations
Patterson Field, OH, 1 Dec 1940; Brookley Field, AL, 18 Sep 1941; Camp Williams, WI, 24 May 1942; Dodd Field, TX, c. 18 Sep 1942; Stuttgart, AR, 11 Nov 1942; Victorville, CA, 18 Dec 1942; Ft Sumner AAFld, NM, 4 Mar 1943; Lawson Field, GA, 7 May 1943; Grenada AAFld, MS, c. 3 Jun 1943-17 Jan 1944; Hickam Field, TH, 21 Feb 1944; Abemama Island, 27 Mar 1944; Saipan, 4 Aug 1944; Guam, Jul-15 Oct 1946. Floyd Bennett NAS, NY, 27 Jun 1949-9 May 1951. Altus AFB, OK, 20 Jun 1953; Donaldson AFB, SC, 15 Oct 1953-18 Jan 1963. Dover AFB, DE, 1 Jan 1965-8 Sep 1968. Dover AFB, DE, 1 Apr 1971-.

Emblem
On a Light Blue disc, bordered Black, a stylized White pelican, beak and feet Orange, holding a group of paratroopers in silhouette Black in the bowl of the beak.


McGuire

14 MAS
submitted by Bill Weeper

14th MAS

14th MAS

14th MAS


Lineage
Constituted 14th Transport Squadron on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 4 Dec 1940. Redesignated 14th Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 31 Jul 1945. Activated on 30 Sep 1946. Redesignated: 14th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 1 Jul 1948; 14th Troop Carrier Squadron, Heavy, on 15 Aug 1948; 14th Military Airlift Squadron on 8 Jan 1966; 14th Airlift Squadron on 1 Jan 1992.

Assignments
61st Transport (later, 61st Troop Carrier) Group, 4 Dec 1940-31 Jul 1945. 61st Troop Carrier Group, 30 Sep 1946 (attached to 62d Troop Carrier Group, 5 Dec 1950-16 Nov 1951); 63d Troop Carrier Group, 8 Oct 1959; 63d Troop Carrier (later, 63d Military Airlift) Wing, 18 Jan 1963; 63d Military Airlift Group, 1 Oct 1978; 63d Military Airlift Wing, 1 Jul 1980; 63d Operations Group, 1 Jan 1992; 437th Operations Group, 1 Apr 1992-.

Stations
Duncan Field, TX, 4 Dec 1940; Augusta GA, 12 Jul 1941; Pope Field, NC, 24 May 1942; Lockbourne, OH, 10 Sep 1942; Dalhart AAFld, TX, 9 Oct 1942; Pope Field, NC, 27 Feb-1 May 1943; Lourmel, Algeria, 14 May 1943; Kairouan, Tunisia, Jun 1943; Licata, Sicily, 6 Sep 1943; Sciacca, Sicily, 6 Oct 1943-12 Feb 1944; Barkston, England, 18 Feb 1944; Abbeville, France, 13 Mar-19 May 1945; Waller Field, Trinidad, 29 May-31 Jul 1945. Eschborn AB, Germany, 30 Sep 1946; Rhein-Main AB, Germany, c. 15 Jan 1947-21 Jul 1950; McChord AFB, WA, 26 Jul 1950-16 Nov 1951; Tachikawa AB, Japan, 16 Nov 1951-1 Dec 1952; Larson AFB, WA, 1 Dec 1952; Donaldson AFB, SC, 25 Aug 1954; Hunter AFB, GA, 1 Apr 1963; Norton AFB, CA, 1 Apr 1967; Charleston AFB, SC, 1 Apr 1992-.

Emblem
On a Blue disc fimbriated White bordered Yellow, a caricatured troop-carrying pelican in flight, bendsinisterwise, Light Blue and White, wings slotted to represent ailerons, beak Orange, having three windows and a door, from which two paratroopers proper, have emerged and are floating earthward in lower base.



14th Military Airlift Squadron STAN / EVAL section patch. This was probably an unofficial patch. The Latin motto "PELICANUS TERMINUS" is a word play - the 14 MAS is known as the "Pelicans" and the Standardization Evaluation Section are the guys who give check rides and decide over pass or fail of the respective crew member. The 14 MAS flew out of Norton AFB, California and was part of the 63 MAW.


Lineage
Constituted 15th Transport Squadron on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 4 Dec 1940. Redesignated 15th Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 31 Jul 1945. Activated on 30 Sep 1946. Redesignated: 15th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 1 Jul 1948; 15th Troop Carrier Squadron, Heavy, on 15 Aug 1948; 15th Military Airlift Squadron on 8 Jan 1966; 15th Airlift Squadron on 1 Jan 1992. Inactivated on 26 Jul 1993. Activated on 1 Oct 1993.

Assignments
61st Transport (later, 61st Troop Carrier) Group, 4 Dec 1940-31 Jul 1945. 61st Troop Carrier Group, 30 Sep 1946; 63d Troop Carrier Group, 8 Oct 1959; 63d Troop Carrier (later, 63d Military Airlift) Wing, 18 Jan 1963; 63d Military Airlift Group, 1 Oct 1978; 63d Military Airlift Wing, 1 Jul 1980; 63d Operations Group, 1 Jan 1992-26 Jul 1993. 437th Operations Group, 1 Oct 1993-.

Stations
Duncan Field, TX, 4 Dec 1940; Augusta, GA, 12 Jul 1941; Pope Field, NC, 24 May 1942; Lubbock, TX, c. 25 Sep 1942; Pope Field, NC, 27 Feb-2 May 1943; Lourmel, Algeria, 15 May 1943; Kairouan, Tunisia, 24 Jun 1942; Licata, Sicily, 2 Sep 1943; Sciacca, Sicily, 5 Oct 1943-12 Feb 1944; Barkston, England, 17 Feb 1944; Abbeville, France, 13 Mar-13 May 1945; Waller Field, Trinidad, 19 May-31 Jul 1945. Eschborn AB, Germany, 30 Sep 1946; Rhein-Main AB, Germany, 9 Feb 1947-21 Jul 1950; McChord AFB, WA, 26 Jul-4 Dec 1950; Ashiya AB, Japan, 13 Dec 1950; Tachikawa AB, Japan, 26 Mar-18 Nov 1952; Larson AFB, WA, 21 Nov 1952; Donaldson AFB, SC, 25 Aug 1954; Hunter AFB, GA, 1 Apr 1963; Norton AFB, CA, 1 Apr 1967-26 Jul 1993. Charleston AFB, SC, 1 Oct 1993-.

Emblem
A Blue globe in perspective with axis vertical rimmed Red, gridlined White, land masses Yellow surmounted in base by an eagle with wings elevated (head, neck, tail feathers and rib of wing White, body, wings and upper legs Brown and Tan, beak, eye and lower legs Tan all detailed dark Brown). MOTTO: GLOBAL EAGLES.



Lineage
Constituted 16 Transport Squadron on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 11 Dec 1940. Redesignated 16 Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 31 Jul 1945. Activated on 19 May 1947. Inactivated on 10 Sep 1948. Redesignated 16 Troop Carrier Squadron, Assault, Light on 19 Sep 1950. Activated on 5 Oct 1950. Redesignated 16 Troop Carrier Squadron, Assault, Fixed Wing on 8 Nov 1954. Inactivated on 8 Jul 1955. Redesignated 16 Tactical Airlift Training Squadron on 14 Aug 1969. Activated on 15 Oct 1969. Redesignated 16 Airlift Squadron on 1 Dec 1991. Inactivated on 29 Sep 2000. Activated on 1 Jul 2002.

Assignments
64 Transport (later, 64 Troop Carrier) Group, 11 Dec 1940-31 Jul 1945. 64 Troop Carrier Group, 19 May 1947-10 Sep 1948. 316 Troop Carrier Group, 5 Oct 1950; Eighteenth Air Force (attached to 463 Troop Carrier Wing), 14 Nov 1954-8 Jul 1955. 4442 Combat Crew Training Wing, 15 Oct 1969; 314 Tactical Airlift Wing, 1 Aug 1971; 34 Tactical Airlift Training Group, 1 Nov 1978; 314 Operations Group, 1 Dec 1991; 437 Operations Group, 1 Oct 1993-29 Sep 2000. 437 Operations Group, 1 Jul 2002-.

Stations
McClellan Field, CA, 11 Dec 1940; Portland, OR, 9 Jul 1941; Westover Field, MA, 12 Jun-31 Jul 1942; Ramsbury, England, 18 Aug-Nov 1942 (operated from Maison Blanche, Algeria, 11 Nov-Dec 1942); Blida, Algeria, c. 12 Dec 1942; Kairouan, Tunisia, 28 Jun 1943; El Djem, Tunisia, 26 Jul 1943; Comiso, Sicily, 4 Sep 1943 (operated from bases in India, 7 Apr-Jun 1944); Ciampino, Italy, 10 Jul 1944 (operated from Istres, France, 7 Sep-11 Oct 1944); Rosignano Airfield, Italy, 10 Jan-23 May 1945 (operated from Brindisi, Italy, 29 Mar-13 May 1945) ; Waller Field, Trinidad, 4 Jun-31 Jul 1945. Langley Field, VA, 19 May 1947-10 Sep 1948. Sewart AFB, TN, 5 Oct 1950; Ardmore AFB, OK, 14 Nov 1954-8 Jul 1955. Sewart AFB, TN, 15 Oct 1969; Little Rock AFB, AR, c. 15 Mar 1970; Charleston AFB, SC, 1 Oct 1993-29 Sep 2000. Charleston AFB, SC, 1 Jul 2002-.


17th MAS

17th MAS


Lineage
Constituted 17th Air Corps Ferrying Squadron on 18 Feb 1942. Activated on 27 Apr 1942. Redesignated 17th Transport Squadron on 19 Mar 1943. Disbanded on 31 Oct 1943. Reconstituted, and redesignated 17th Air Transport Squadron, Medium, on 22 Mar 1954. Activated on 18 Jul 1954. Redesignated: 17th Air Transport Squadron, Heavy, on 18 Jun 1958; 17th Military Airlift Squadron on 8 Jan 1966. Inactivated on 8 Apr 1969. Activated on 1 Aug 1987. Redesignated 17th Airlift Squadron on 1 Oct 1991.

Assignments
Army Air Forces Ferrying (later, Air Transport) Command, 27 Apr 1942; 11th Ferrying (later, 11th Transport) Group, 28 Jul 1942-31 Oct 1943. 1608th Air Transport Group, 18 Jul 1954; 1608th Air Transport Wing, 18 Jan 1963; 437th Military Airlift Wing, 8 Jan 1966-8 Apr 1969. 437th Military Airlift Wing, 1 Aug 1987; 437th Operations Group, 1 Oct 1991-.

Stations
Hamilton Field, CA, 27 Apr 1942-31 Oct 1943. Charleston AFB, SC, 18 Jul 1954-8 Apr 1969. Charleston AFB, SC, 1 Aug 1987-.

Emblem
On an Air Force Blue globe, grid lines White, issuing from the top of a White scroll, two hands flesh tone, winged at the wrists White, bearing supplies or cargo Air Force golden Yellow; outlines and details Air Force Blue throughout. MOTTO: ANYTHING, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.


18th MAS/MAC




Here are some theories about this patch (I got them from another web site devoted to military patches) I don't know if any are correct, but if you do, please let me know.

From Steve Kernstock -- "This patch was undoubtedly made by/for Norton or McChord C-141 squadrons who, starting around 1990, would deploy small detachments (2 to 5 planes) to Clark AB (C-SID) or Yokota AB (Y-SID). SID stood for Strategic Intra-theater Deployment. The jets and crews would stay for 2 weeks, more or less, and fly missions within the WestPac. It was envisioned as a way to cut down on the non-productive ferry time back and forth across the Pacific as well as a way to foster some much needed esprit de corps in the strategic airlift squadrons. When Mt Pinatubo blew up, the C-SID moved to Kadena, becoming the K-SID. The SIDs kind of melted away when Desert Storm soaked up all the strategic lift, and never came back."

From Wogamonmd -- "The balls 18 on the patch refers to a C-141 tail number not an individual. The aircraft used to transit Kadena frequently when I was stationed at the 603d from 86-96. The aircraft is a west coast bird but can't remember if it came from Travis or Norton."

From SMSgt Bart Day -- "Balls 18 is C-141 tail number 67-0018."


19 AF
submitted by Bill Weeper

19 AF
submitted by Bill Weeper

19 AF
submitted by Bill Weeper

19 AF
submitted by Bill Weeper

20th MAS Travis

Travis

Lineage
Constituted 20th Air Corps Ferrying Squadron on 18 Feb 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Redesignated 20th Transport Squadron on 19 Mar 1943. Disbanded on 1 Sep 1943. Reconstituted, and redesignated 20th Air Transport Squadron, Medium, on 20 Jun 1952. Activated on 20 Jul 1952. Redesignated: 20th Air Transport Squadron, Heavy, on 18 Apr 1954; 20th Troop Carrier Squadron, Heavy, on 1 Jan 1965; 20th Air Transport Squadron, Heavy, on 1 Jul 1965; 20th Military Airlift Squadron on 15 Jan 1966; 20 Airlift Squadron on 1 Oct 1991.

Assignments
Air Corps Ferrying Command, 1 Mar 1942; 23d AAF Ferrying Wing (later, North Atlantic Wing, ATC), 19 Jun 1942-1 Sep 1943. 1600th Air Transport Group, 20 Jul 1952; 1607th Air Transport Group, 15 May 1955; 1607th Air Transport Wing, 18 Jan 1963; 436th Military Airlift Wing, 8 Jan 1966; 437th Military Airlift Wing, 1 Aug 1973; 437th Operations Group, 1 Oct 1991; 60th Operations Group, 1 Oct 1993-.

Stations
Houlton AAB, ME, 1 Mar 1942-1 Sep 1943. Westover AFB, MA 20 Jul 1952; Dover AFB, DE 15 May 1955; Charleston AFB, SC, 1 Aug 1973; Travis AFB, CA, 1 Oct 1993-.

Emblem
On a disc of Azure, a Roman numeral XX, Tenne, in fess, between a cloud formation, in chief, proper, and a point in base embattled Or, edged of the last. MOTTO: FIRMITAS PER MOBILITATEM-Strength through Mobility.


Old Travis patch
19th AS


21st AF Stan Eval Patch
Submitted by John Wyche, Sr

22nd

22 AF

30th MAS - McGuire AFB, NJ

Lineage
Constituted 30th Ferrying Squadron on 9 Jul 1942. Activated on 25 Jul 1942. Redesignated 30th Transport Squadron on 24 Mar 1943. Disbanded on 1 Sep 1943. Reconstituted, and redesignated 30th Air Transport Squadron, Heavy, on 20 Jun 1952. Activated on 20 Jul 1952. Redesignated 30th Air Transport Squadron, Medium, on 18 Jul 1954. Discontinued on 25 Jun 1965. Redesignated 30th Military Airlift Squadron, and activated, on 13 Jan 1967. Organized on 8 Apr 1967. Redesignated 30th Airlift Squadron on 1 Nov 1991.

Assignments
8th Ferrying (later, 8th Transport) Group, 25 Jul 1942-1 Sep 1943. 1600th Air Transport Group, 20 Jul 1952; 1611th Air Transport Group, 16 May 1955; 1611th Air Transport Wing, 18 Jan 1963-25 Jun 1965. Military Airlift Command, 13 Jan 1967; 438th Military Airlift Wing, 8 Apr 1967; 438th Military Airlift Group, 1 Oct 1978; 438th Military Airlift Wing, 1 Jun 1980; 438th Operations Group, 1 Nov 1991; 374th Operations Group, 1 Oct 1993-.

Stations
Presque Isle AAFld, ME, 25 Jul 1942; Bluie West 1, Narsarssuak, Greenland, 6 Aug 1942-1 Sep 1943. Westover AFB, MA, 20 Jul 1952; McGuire AFB, NJ, 16 May 1955-25 Jun 1965. McGuire AFB, NJ, 8 Apr 1967-1 Oct 1993; Yokota AB, Japan, 1 Oct 1993-.

Aircraft
C-118, 1952-1965. C-141, 1967-.


Operations
Ferried bombers and P-38 aircraft over the North Atlantic route to England, Aug 1942-Aug 1943. Air transport for the Atlantic Division of MATS, Jul 1952-Jun 1965. Worldwide airlift, Aug 1967-, including support for operations in Southwest Asia, Aug 1990-Jun 1991.

Emblem
On a globe per pale White and Air Force Blue, grid lines counterchanged, a stylized bird in flight silhouetted Air Force Blue, outlines and details White; all within an inner border White and an outer border Blue. Approved on 27 May 1960 (K 11852), modified in 1994. MOTTO: UBIVIS QUANDO VIS-Anytime, Anywhere. Approved on 27 May 1960.


30th MAS - McGuire AFB, NJ


A little story:

The bottom of the 30th squadron's patch reads in Latin UBIVIS QUANDO VIS or Anytime, Anywhere. The patch was thought of with Pan Am in mind. The squadron commander was always outside telling crews not to put their B-4 bags on the grass as they got off the crew bus. A captain who knew Latin had some 30th patches made in Japan with "no B-4 bags on the grass," in Latin. The patch caught on with others in the squadron. The squadron commander eventually noticed the difference in patches -- this attention to detail is why he was squadron commander. He found someone who could interpret the other patch. When he was told what it said, the commander went ballistic. He then had the squadron "fall out" and anybody wearing the "no B-4 bags" patch, mostly captains, was denied promotion in the next cycle.



Lineage
Constituted 36th Transport Squadron on 2 Feb 1942. Activated on 14 Feb 1942. Redesignated: 35th Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942; 36th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 23 Jun 1948; 36th Troop Carrier Squadron, Heavy, on 8 Oct 1949; 36th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 28 Jan 1950. Inactivated on 18 Jun 1957. Redesignated 36th Troop Carrier Squadron, and activated, on 15 Nov 1965. Organized on 1 Apr 1966. Redesignated 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron on 1 May 1967. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 25 Mar 1968. Activated on 1 Jul 1968. Organized on 5 Jul 1968. Redesignated: 36th Military Airlift Squadron on 1 Oct 1989; 36th Airlift Squadron on 1 Dec 1991.

Assignments
316th Transport (later, 316th Troop Carrier) Group, 14 Feb 1942-18 Jun 1957. Tactical Air Command, 15 Nov 1965; 316th Troop Carrier Wing, 1 Apr 1966-25 Mar 1968 (attached to 513th Tactical Airlift Wing, 21 Mar-29 Jun 1967; 439th Military Airlift Group, 17 Aug-17 Sep 1967). Tactical Air Command, 1 Jul 1968; 316th Tactical Airlift Wing, 5 Jul 1968 (attached to 513th Tactical Airlift Wing, 24 Feb-19 Jun 1969; 322d Tactical Airlift Wing, 24 Nov 1969-7 Feb 1970 and 13 Aug-21 Oct 1970; 513th Tactical Airlift Wing, 2 Jul-16 Sep 1971; United States Air Forces in Europe, 28 Sep-31 Oct 1971; 347th Tactical Airlift Wing, 14 May-c. 7 Sep 1972; 513th Tactical Airlift Wing, 5 Mar-18 May 1973 and 15 Jan-16 Mar 1974; 322d Tactical Airlift Wing, 1 Jul-16 Oct 1974); 62d Military Airlift Wing, 1 Jul 1975; 62d Operations Group, 1 Dec 1991; 374th Operations Group, 1 Oct 1993-.

Stations
Patterson Field, OH, 14 Feb 1942; Bowman Field, KY, 16 Jun 1942; Lawson Field, GA, 9 Aug 1942; Del Valle, TX, 29 Sep-12 Nov 1942; Egypt, 23 Nov 1942; Nouvion, Algeria, 10 May 1943; Guercif, French Morocco, 28 May 1943; Enfidaville, Tunisia, 24 Jun 1943; Mazara, Sicily, 3 Sep 1943; Castelvetrano, Sicily, 25 Oct 1943-15 Feb 1944; Cottesmore, England, 24 Feb 1944-May 1945; Pope Field, NC, May 1945; Greenville AAB (later, AFB), SC, 14 Oct 1947; Smyrna (later, Sewart) AFB, TN, 4 Nov 1949-15 Nov 1954; Ashiya AB, Japan, 15 Nov 1954-18 Jun 1957. Langley AFB, Va, 1 Apr 1966-25 Mar 1968 (deployed at RAF Mildenhall, England, 21 Mar-29 Jun 1967; Rhein-Main AB, Germany, 17 Aug-17 Sep 1967). Langley AFB, VA, 5 Jul 1968 (deployed at RAF Mildenhall, England, 24 Feb-19 Jun 1969; Rhein-Main AB, Germany, 24 Nov 1969-7 Feb 1970 and 13 Aug-21 Oct 1970; RAF Mildenhall, England, 2 Jul-16 Sep 1971; Wiesbaden AB, Germany, 28 Sep-31 Oct 1971; Ching Chaun Kang AB, Taiwan, 14 May-c. 7 Sep 1972; RAF Mildenhall, England, 5 Mar-18 May 1973 and 15 Jan-16 Mar 1974; Rhein-Main AB, Germany, 1 Jul-16 Oct 1974); McChord AFB, WA, 1 Jul 1975-1 Oct 1993; Yokota AB, Japan, 1 Oct 1993-.

Aircraft
C-47, 1942-1946; C-82, 1946-1950; C-119, 1950-1957. C-130, 1966-1968. C-130, 1968-1989; C-141, 1989-.

Operations
Included airborne assaults on Sicily, Normandy, Holland, and Germany, and aerial transportation in MTO and ETO during World War II. Participated and supported the ground troops during military operations in Grenada, Oct-Nov 1983, and in Panama, Dec 1989-Jan 1990.

Emblem
Gules, a bend Or fimbriated Argent debruised by a pale Sable fimbriated White overall issuant from base, a demi-globe White gridlined Black, land masses Vert below an eagle stooping above a pallet suspended from a parachute White; all within a diminished bordure Yellow.



44th MAS, 60th MAW, Travis AFB, California
The first active duty line organization to fly the C-141
Sumitted by Dave Palkowski



52nd ALS


52nd

Lineage
Constituted 52d Transport Squadron on 30 May 1942. Activated on 15 Jun 1942. Redesignated 52d Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Disbanded on 14 Apr 1944. Reconstituted, and redesignated 52d Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 10 May 1949. Activated in the Reserve on 27 Jun 1949. Ordered to active service on 1 May 1951. Inactivated on 9 May 1951. Redesignated 52d Troop Carrier Squadron, Heavy, on 19 Mar 1953. Activated on 20 Jun 1953. Redesignated 52d Military Airlift Squadron on 8 Jan 1966. Inactivated on 8 Feb 1969. Activated on 1 Jun 1988. Redesignated 52d Airlift Squadron on 1 Jan 1992. Inactivated on 30 Sep 1992. Activated on 1 May 1994.

Assignments
63d Transport (later, 63d Troop Carrier) Group, 15 Jun 1942-14 Apr 1944. 63d Troop Carrier Group, 27 Jun 1949-9 May 1951. 63d Troop Carrier Group, 20 Jun 1953 (attached for operational control to 322d Air Division, c. 29 Jan-c. 1 Aug 1960 and c. Jan 1962-); 63d Troop Carrier (later, 63d Military Airlift) Wing, 18 Jan 1963 (remained under operational control of 322d Air Division); 436th Military Airlift Wing, 8 Jan 1967-8 Feb 1969 (remained under operational control of 322d Air Division, to 8 Feb 1969). 63d Military Airlift Wing, 1 Jun 1988; 63d Operations Group, 1 Jan-30 Sep 1992. 347th Operations Group, 1 May 1994-.

Stations
Camp Williams, WI, 15 Jun 1942; Dodd Field, TX, 17 Sep 1942; Stuttgart, AR, 18 Nov 1942; Victorville, CA, 25 Dec 1942; Lawson Field, GA, 5 May 1943; Grenada AAFld, MS, 3 Jun 1943; Sedalia AAFld, MO, c. 19 Jan- 14 Apr 1944. Floyd Bennett NAS, NY, 27 Jun 1949-9 May 1951. Altus AFB, OK, 20 Jun 1953; Donaldson AFB, SC, 15 Oct 1953 (operated from Rhein-Main AB, Germany, 29 Jan-c. 1 Aug 1960 and c. Jan 1962-); Hunter AFB, GA, 30 Jun 1963 (continued to operate from Rhein-Main AB, Germany); Dover AFB, DE, 8 Jan 1967-8 Feb 1969 (continued to operate from Rhein-Main AB, Germany, to 8 Feb 1969). Norton AFB, CA, 1 Jun 1988-30 Sep 1992. Moody AFB, GA, 1 May 1994-.

Aircraft
DC-3, 1942; C-39, 1942; C-53, 1942-1943; C-47, 1942-1944. T-6, 1949- 1950; T-7, 1949-1951; T-11, 1949-1951; C-47, 1949-1951. C-124, 1953- 1969. C-141, 1988-1992.

Emblem
On a White disc, bordered Green, a kangaroo proper, wearing Black boxing gloves on forepaws, carrying three young kangaroos in pouch, wearing Green helmets and carrying a Black gun with fixed bayonet, revolver, and "tommy" gun respectively from right to left.


Norton


Here's a link to a story about the deactivation of the 52nd ALS (at Moody, when they were a C-130 Squadron.)


Norton

Lineage
Constituted 53d Transport Squadron on 30 May 1942. Activated on 1 Jun 1942. Redesignated 53d Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 31 Jul 1945. Activated on 30 Sep 1946. Redesignated: 53d Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 1 Jul 1948; 53d Troop Carrier Squadron, Heavy, on 15 Aug 1948; 53d Military Airlift Squadron on 8 Jan 1966. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 8 Jul 1966. Activated on 8 Jan 1972. Redesignated 53d Airlift Squadron on 1 Jan 1992. Inactivated on 30 Apr 1993. Activated on 1 Oct 1993.

Assignments
61st Transport (later, 61st Troop Carrier) Group, 1 Jun 1942-31 Jul 1945. 61st Troop Carrier Group, 30 Sep 1946 (attached to the Airlift Task Force, Provisional, Aug 1958-Feb 1959, Feb-Jul 1960, and 5 Jan 1961-Apr 1962); 63d Troop Carrier Group, 8 Oct 1959; 63d Troop Carrier (later, 63d Military Airlift) Wing, 18 Jan 1963-8 Jul 1966. 63d Military Airlift Wing, 8 Jan 1972; 63d Military Airlift Group, 1 Oct 1978; 63d Military Airlift Wing, 1 Jul 1980; 63d Operations Group, 1 Jan 1992-30 Apr 1993. 314th Operations Group, 1 Oct 1993-.

Stations
Pope Field, NC, 1 Jun 1942-3 May 1943; Lourmel, Algeria, 15 May 1943; Kairouan, Tunisia, Jun 1943; Licata, Sicily, 6 Aug 1943; Sciacca, Sicily, 6 Oct 1943-12 Feb 1944; Barkston, England, 18 Feb 1944; Abbeville, France, 13 Mar-18 May 1945; Waller Field, Trinidad, 29 May-31 Jul 1945. Orly Field, France, 30 Sep 1946; Eschborn AB, Germany, 14 Dec 1946; Rhein-Main AB, Germany, 8 Aug 1947; Templehof AB, Germany, 20 Jan 1948; Rhein-Main AB, Germany, 22 Apr 1948-21 Jul 1950; McChord AFB, WA, 26 Jul-12 Dec 1950; Ashiya AB, Japan, 13 Dec 1950; Johnson AB, Japan, 13 Sep-18 Nov 1952; Larson AFB, WA, 21 Nov 1952; Donaldson AFB, SC, 21 Aug 1954 (deployed at Rhein-Main AB, Germany, Aug 1958-Feb 1959, Feb-Jul 1960, and 5 Jan 1961-Apr 1962); Hunter AFB, GA, 1 Apr 1963-8 Jul 1966. Norton AFB, CA, 8 Jan 1972-30 Apr 1993. Little Rock AFB, AR, 1 Oct 1993-.


Aircraft
C-47, 1942-1945. C-47, 1946-1948; C-54, 1948-1952; C-124, 1952-1966. C-141, 1972-1993.

Operations
World War II: Included airborne assaults on Sicily, Normandy, Holland, and Germany; aerial transportation in MTO and ETO. Berlin Airlift, 1948-1949. Korean War: Aerial transportation from US to Japan, Aug-Dec 1950, and between Japan and Korea, 13 Dec 1950-Nov 1952. Airlift, 1953-1966, including resupply to the Antarctic, (Project Deep Freeze), 1957-1958, and missions to Southeast Asia during the conflict in Vietnam. Worldwide airlift, 1972-1993, into Grenada, 23 Oct-9 Nov 1983, during the invasion of Panama, 20 Dec 1989, and to Southwest Asia, Aug 1990-Jun 1991.

Emblem
Azure the Jack of Spades playing card bendwise sinister surmounting another card bendwise proper, all within a diminished bordure Or. MOTTO: PRIMUS CUM PLURIMI-First with the Most.


Norton

Submitted by Bill Weeper



Lineage
Constituted 57th Troop Carrier Squadron on 12 Nov 1942. Activated on 18 Nov 1942. Inactivated on 25 Mar 1946. Activated in the Reserve on 3 Aug 1947. Redesignated 57th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 27 Jun 1949. Ordered to active service on 15 Oct 1950. Inactivated on 14 Jul 1952. Activated in the Reserve on 14 Jul 1952. Inactivated on 1 Apr 1954. Redesignated 57th Military Airlift Squadron, Training, and activated on 27 Dec 1965. Organized on 8 Jan 1966. Redesignated 57th Airlift Squadron on 27 Aug 1991.

Assignments
375th Troop Carrier Group, 18 Nov 1942-25 Mar 1946. 375th Troop Carrier Group, 3 Aug 1947-14 Jul 1952. 375th Troop Carrier Group, 14 Jul 1952-1 Apr 1954. Military Air Transport Service (later, Military Airlift Command), 27 Dec 1965; 443d Military Airlift (later, 443d Airlift) Wing, 8 Jan 1966; 443d Operations Group, 1 Oct 1991; 97th Operations Group, 1 Oct 1992-.

Stations
Bowman Field, KY, 18 Nov 1942; Sedalia AAFld, MO, 23 Jan 1943; Laurinburg-Maxton AAB, NC, 5 May 1943; Baer Field, IN, 3-17 Jun 1943; Port Moresby, New Guinea, 29 Jun 1943; Dobodura, New Guinea, 2 Aug 1943; Port Moresby, New Guinea, 20 Dec 1943; Nadzab, New Guinea, 22 Apr 1944; Biak, 23 Sep 1944 (operated from Peleliu, 9-26 Jan 1945); San Jose, Mindoro, 18 Feb 1945; Porac, Luzon, 20 May 1945; Okinawa, 20 Aug 1945; Tachikawa, Japan, 20 Sep 1945-25 Mar 1946. Greater Pittsburgh Aprt, PA, 3 Aug 1947; Greenville (later, Donaldson) AFB, SC, 16 Oct 1950-14 Jul 1952. Pittsburgh, PA, 14 Jul 1952-1 Apr 1954. Tinker AFB, OK, 8 Jan 1966; Altus AFB, OK, 21 Apr 1969-.

Aircraft
C-47, 1942-1945; B-17, 1944; C-46, 1944-1946. C-46, 1947-1950; C-82, 1950-1952. C-46, 1953-1954. C-141, 1966-.

Operations
Aerial transportation in Southwest and Western Pacific during World War II; airborne assault on Nadzab, New Guinea, 5 Sep 1945. Provided aircrew flight training in the C-141 aircraft and worldwide airlift, 1966-.

Emblem
Azure, a pair of wings Or, garnished Gold Brown surmounted by two arrows saltewise of the like, overall a torch of the third flamant Proper fimbriated Argent, all between in base three double mullets, Yellow offset on White, each issuing a four lined contrail arcing to the flame of the torch of the last; all within an inner border Or and an outer diminished border of the first.






57 MAS was part of the 443 MAW, Altus AFB.



57 MAS was part of the 443 MAW, Altus AFB.



58th @ Robins AFB, GA.
Submitted by Greg Lasley




58th @ Robins AFB, GA.

Lineage
Constituted 58 Troop Carrier Squadron on 12 Nov 1942. Activated on 18 Nov 1942. Inactivated on 25 Mar 1946. Activated in the reserve on 28 Jun 1947. Redesignated 58 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 27 Jun 1949. Inactivated on 3 Oct 1950. Redesignated 58 Military Airlift Squadron, Special, and activated, on 27 Dec 1965. Organized on 8 Jan 1966. Redesignated 58 Military Airlift Squadron on 8 Jan 1967. Inactivated on 15 Aug 1971. Activated on 1 Sep 1977. Redesignated 58 Airlift Squadron on 1 Jun 1992. Inactivated on 1 Oct 1993. Activated on 30 Jan 1996.

Assignments
375 Troop Carrier Group, 18 Nov 1942-25 Mar 1946. Eleventh Air Force, 28 Jun 1947; 375 Troop Carrier Group, 30 Sep 1947-3 Oct 1950. Military Air Transport Service (later, Military Airlift Command), 27 Dec 1965; 63 Military Airlift Wing, 8 Jan 1966; 436 Military Airlift Wing, 1 Jul 1966-15 Aug 1971. 435 Tactical Airlift Wing, 1 Sep 1977; 322 Airlift Division, 23 Jun 1978; 608 Military Airlift Group, 1 Aug 1983; 86 Operations Group, 1 Jun 1992-1 Oct 1993. 97 Operations Group, 30 Jan 1996-.

Stations
Bowman Field, KY, 18 Nov 1942; Sedalia AAFld, MO, 24 Jan 1943; Laurinburg-Maxton AAB, NC, 6 May 1943; Baer Field, IN, 1-17 Jun 1943; Port Moresby, New Guinea, c. 10 Jul 1943; Dobodura, New Guinea, 19 Aug 1943; Port Moresby, New Guinea, 21 Dec 1943; Nadzab, New Guinea, 22 Apr 1944; Biak, 25 Sep 1944; San Jose, Mindoro, 1 Mar 1945; Porac, Luzon, 20 May 1945; Okinawa, 20 Aug 1945; Tachikawa, Japan, c. 20 Sep 1945-25 Mar 1946. Youngstown Muni Aprt, OH, 28 Jun 1947; Greater Pittsburgh Aprt, PA, 27 Jun 1949-3 Oct 1950. Robins AFB, GA, 15 Jan 1966-15 Aug 1971. Ramstein AB, Germany, 1 Sep 1977-1 Oct 1993. Altus AFB, OK, 30 Jan 1996-.

Aircraft
C-47, 1942-1945; B-17, 1944-1945; C-46, 1944-1946. AT-6 and AT-11, 1948-unkn; C-46, 1949-1950. C-124, 1966-1967; C-141, 1967-1971. VC-140, 1977-1986; VC-135, 1977-1993; CT-39, 1978-1983; C-12, 1978-1993; C-21, 1984-1993; C-20, 1987-1993; T-43, 1988-1993. C-17, 1996-.




OK, it's not a patch...Bob Gore submitted this one and these comments:

I found my 58th MAS patch for you. I also scanned a baggage tag.

I don't know much about the heraldry of the patch except in the 124 days the gopher carried a log. I think that came from 58th Logistics Squadron when it was MATS. When we transitioned into the '141, we got all the Minuteman birds at first--so I was told. Later, those airplanes were scattered throughout the fleet. I recall seeing a patch or an emblem with the gopher carrying an atom, symbolizing the Minuteman mission. However, as you can see with my patch, he's carrying a star that is incorporated into a globe with arrows symbolizing our global reach.

Air Force regs did not permit squadron patches to depict a recognizable airplane. There was a stupid notion that to do so advertised a commercially-produced product. It looks like the guys got around that through symbolism. The gopher is obviously a...star lifter. If my assumption is true, the patch describes us perfectly: gophers performing as star lifters on a global mission.

Being a detached squadron from the 436th, we had a roguish attitude. We relished in our perception that the 436 MAW wanted us moved to Dover so they could control us. Anyway, there we were, a single C-141 squadron at Robins sharing the ops capability of the base with a SAC wing across the runway. Those guys didn't like us much, either--which we also liked...and deserved. We had an "I get four times your flying time with one quarter your takeoff roll---and per diem which accounts for my brand new stereo and you don't have one" attitude. Hey, the fighter jocks called us trash haulers; we had to look down on somebody.

Bob



Mike Novack responded to Bob with this comment:

The only special bag tags we at McChord had that went on our B-4 Bags were some little strips about 1" wide and 12 inches long with a snap fastener on one end. Officers had white ones, enlisted had red. It helped insure that the right bags got dumped in front of the TDY quarters when unloading of the crew bus. And I'm sure they helped the loadmaster decide which bags got put on the bottom of the pile in the aircraft too….




Lineage
Established as 60th Troop Carrier Wing, Medium, and activated, on 1 Jul 1948. Redesignated: 60th Troop Carrier Wing, Heavy, on 5 Nov 1948; 60th Troop Carrier Wing, Medium, on 16 Nov 1949. Inactivated on 25 Sep 1958. Redesignated 60th Military Airlift Wing, and activated, on 27 Dec 1965. Organized on 8 Jan 1966. Redesignated 60th Airlift Wing on 1 Nov 1991; 60th Air Mobility Wing on 1 Oct 1994.

Assignments
United States Air Forces in Europe, 1 Jul 1948 (attached to Airlift Task Force [Provisional], 29 Jul-3 Nov 1948; 1st Air Lift Task Force, 4 Nov 1948- 19 Jan 1949); 1st Air Lift Task Force, 20 Jan 1949; United States Air Forces in Europe, 26 Sep 1949; Twelfth Air Force, 21 Jan 1951 (attached to 322d Air Division [Combat Cargo], 1 Apr 1954-31 Jul 1955); 322d Air Division (Combat Cargo), 1 Aug 1955-25 Sep 1958. Military Air Transport Service (later, Military Airlift Command), 27 Dec 1965; Twenty-Second Air Force, 8 Jan 1966; Military Airlift, Travis, 15 Feb 1979; Twenty-Second Air Force, 21 Jul 1980; Fifteenth Air Force, 1 Jul 1993-.

Components.
Groups. 60th Troop Carrier (later, 60th Military Airlift; 60th Operations): 1 Jul 1948-12 Mar 1957 (detached 1 Jul 1948-1 Jun 1951); 6 Mar 1978- 15 Feb 1979; 1 Nov 1991-. 309th: attached 22 Mar-7 Aug 1956, assigned 8 Aug 1956-12 Mar 1957. 313th: attached 20 Jan-18 Sep 1949.

Squadrons. 7th: 13 Mar 1971-6 Mar 1978; 15 Feb 1979-1 Nov 1991. 10th: attached 15 Nov 1956-11 Mar 1957, assigned 12 Mar 1957-25 Sep 1958. 11th: attached 18-26 Sep 1949; attached 15 Nov 1956-11 Mar 1957, assigned 12 Mar 1957-25 Sep 1958. 12th: attached 15 Nov 1956-11 Mar 1957, assigned 12 Mar 1957-25 Sep 1958. 22d: 8 Feb 1972-6 Mar 1978; 15 Feb 1979-1 Nov 1991. 28th: 8 Jan 1966-8 Jul 1967 (detached 1-8 Jul 1967). 44th: 8 Jan 1966-1 Mar 1972. 62d: attached 6 Oct 1955-23 Apr 1956. 75th: 8 Jan 1966-6 Mar 1978; 15 Feb 1979-1 Nov 1991. 84th: 8 Jan 1966- 1 Jul 1971. 85th: 8 Jan 1966-8 Jul 1967. 86th: 8 Jan 1966-6 March 1978; 15 Feb 1979-1 Nov 1991. 376th: attached 15 Nov 1956-11 Mar 1957, assigned 12 Mar 1957-25 Sep 1958. 377th: attached 15 Nov 1956-11 Mar 1957, assigned 12 Mar 1957-25 Sep 1958. 378th: attached 15 Nov 1956- 11 Mar 1957, assigned 12 Mar 1957-25 Sep 1958. 776th: attached 28 Oct 1954-1 May 1955. 778th: attached 28 Apr-c. 1 Nov 1955. 7206th Air Transport: attached Mar-1 Nov 1957.

Stations
Kaufbeuren AB, Germany, 1 Jul 1948; Fassberg RAF Station, Germany, 20 Jan 1949; Wiesbaden AB, Germany, 1 Oct 1949; Rhein-Main AB, Germany, 2 Jun 1951; Dreux AB, France, 15 Oct 1955-25 Sep 1958. Travis AFB, CA, 8 Jan 1966-.

Aircraft
Primarily C-54, 1949; C-47, 1949; C-82, 1951-1953; C-119, 1951, 1953- 1958; and C-123, 1956-1958. Also operated, in fewer numbers, C-45, 1948; C-74, 1948; B-17, 1949-1951; B-26, 1949-1951; C-47, 1949-1951, 1951- 1955; C-54, 1949-1951, 1951-1952; C-82, 1949-1951; L-5, 1949-1951; L-20, 1955. Primarily C-124, 1966-1967; C-130, 1966; C-133, 1966-1971; C-141, 1966-; and C-5, 1970-. Also operated, in fewer numbers, VC/C-54, 1966-1969; VT/T-29, 1966-1973; U-3, 1966-1968; C-47, 1968-1969; C-131, 1969-1975; T-39, 1969-1975.

Operations
When the wing activated in Jul 1948, its tactical units were detached, supporting the Berlin airlift from other bases. The wing operated under control of the provisional airlift task force from 29 Jul 1948 but was not directly involved in airlift operations until it moved to Fassberg, Germany in Jan 1949. From 20 Jan to 26 Sep 1949, the wing flew Berlin airlift missions, primarily with C-54s. The wing then moved to Wiesbaden, Germany replacing the 7150th Air Force Composite Wing. Without a tactical mission until Jun l951, the wing operated a variety of aircraft in support of USAFE and other units. Upon moving to Rhein-Main AB, Germany, in Jun 1951 (where it replaced the 61st Troop Carrier Wing), the 60th resumed a tactical role. Operating from Rhein-Main AB until Oct 1955, the 60th Wing provided airlift for troops and cargo throughout Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. It also provided training to the 433d Troop Carrier Wing, Aug 1951- Jul 1952, and the 312th Troop Carrier Wing, Jul 1952-Mar 1953. Moved to France in 1955 with no change in the basic airlift mission and continued operations from that area until inactivated in 1958. Replaced the 1501st Air Transport Wing, Heavy, at Travis AFB, CA, in Jan 1966. Flew global airlift and humanitarian missions from that time, initially with C-124, C-130, C-133, and C-141 aircraft. Lost C-130s in 1966, C-124s in 1967,and C-133s in 1971, but gained first operational C-5s in Oct 1970. Airlift of cargo and troops to Southeast Asia was a major responsibility of the wing, 1966-1975, but missions flown worldwide as required. In Nov 1966, a C-141 of the 60th Wing became the first jet to land on the Antarctic continent. The 60th also played a major role in the airlift of repatriated prisoners of war to the United States after the Vietnamese ceasefire agreement in 1973, and in the airlift of Vietnamese children and other refugees to the United States in 1975. After the war in Southeast Asia, continued to support worldwide airlift commitments, including scheduled and contingency logistics operations, humanitarian relief and evacuation efforts, and international scientific research programs. Provided logistic support to the President of the US during state visits to foreign nations and conducted airlift missions annually in the Antarctic, including the first C-5 ice cap landing. Exchanged its C-141A aircraft for "stretched" C-141B version in 1980-1982; transferred re-winged C-5A aircraft to AF Reserve and replaced them with more capable C-5B, 1986-1989. Performed combat airlift and logistic support missions during the rescue of US nationals on Grenada in Oct 1983 and the restoration of democracy in Panama, Dec 1989- Jan 1990. Beginning in Aug 1990, provided airlift and logistic support to US and coalition forces in Southwest Asia, while continuing to perform worldwide airlift operations, including humanitarian missions to nations to Latin America and the former Soviet Union. In Dec 1992, commenced airlift in support of US relief operations in Somalia.

Emblem
On a shield Azure, a pale of seven variegated pallets proper, Black, Yellow, Red, White, Blue, Orange, and Green, the pale fimbriated and surmounted by three symbols of flight Or, in bend, all within a narrow border of the last. Motto: TERMINI NON EXISTENT-There are no bounds. Approved on 7 Sep 1955 (K 9634).


McChord AFB.


Lineage
Established as 62d Troop Carrier Wing on 28 Jul 1947. Organized on 15 Aug 1947. Redesignated: 62d Troop Carrier Wing, Medium, on 22 Aug 1948; 62d Troop Carrier Wing, Heavy, on 12 Oct 1949. Inactivated on 1 Jun 1950. Activated on 17 Sep 1951. Redesignated: 62d Air Transport Wing, Heavy, on 1 Jan 1965; 62d Military Airlift Wing on 8 Jan 1966; 62d Airlift Wing on 1 Dec 1991.

Assignments
Twelfth Air Force, 15 Aug 1947; Fourth Air Force, 10 Dec 1948-1 Jun 1950. Eighteenth Air Force, 17 Sep 1951; Twenty-Second Air Force, 1 Jul 1957; Fifteenth Air Force, 1 Jul 1993-.

Components


Wing. 302d: attached 27 Jun 1949-5 May 1950.

Groups. 61st: attached 21 Nov 1952-24 Aug 1954. 62d Troop Carrier (later, 62d Operations): 15 Aug 1947-1 Jun 1950 (detached 2 May-1 Jun 1950); 1 Oct 1951-15 Jan 1960; 1 Dec 1991-.

Squadrons. 4th: attached 8-14 Jan 1960, assigned 15 Jan 1960-1 Dec 1991. 7th Logistic Support: 1 Jul 1963-1 Jul 1964. 7th: attached 8-14 Jan 1960, assigned 15 Jan 1960-22 Dec 1969. 8th: attached 8-14 Jan 1960, assigned 15 Jan 1960-1 Dec 1991. 19th Logistic Support (later, 19th Air Transport; 19th Military Airlift): 1 Jul 1963-22 Dec 1969. 28th: attached 1-7 Jul 1967, assigned 8 Jul 1967-8 Apr 1969. 36th Tactical (later, 36th Military) Airlift: 1 Jul 1975-1 Dec 1991.

Stations
McChord Field (later, AFB), WA, 15 Aug 1947-1 Jun 1950. McChord AFB, WA, 17 Sep 1951; Larson AFB, WA, 21 Apr 1952; McChord AFB, WA, 13 Jun 1960-.

Aircraft
C-82, 1947-1950; C-54, 1949-1950. C-124, 1951-1969; C-54, 1952; C-141, 1966-; C-130, 1975-1989.

Operations
Conducted troop carrier operations, tactical exercises, and humanitarian missions initially with C-82s and later with C-54s, 1947-1950. Provided training for 302d Troop Carrier Wing, a Reserve corollary, Jun 1949-May 1950. Not operational 2 May-1 Jun 1950. Trained in troop carrier operations with C-124s and C-54s at McChord AFB, WA, in late 1951 and early 1952. Moved to Larson AFB, WA, in Apr 1952. From Larson, routinely performed troop carrier, air transport, and humanitarian missions on a global scale. Participated in the airlift of French troops from France to Indo-China in Operation BALI-HAI, Apr-May 1954. Provided a major portion of the airlift needed to construct the distant early warning (DEW) line in northern Alaska and Canada, 1955-1956, and thereafter periodically resupplied the DEW line stations. During the international geophysical year 1957-1958, and subsequently through 1962, supported scientific stations in the Arctic Ocean by airlanding and airdropping supplies on the drifting ice. Moved to McChord AFB in 1960. Helped transport UN troops and supplies to the Congo in 1960. Assumed responsibility in 1963 for worldwide airlift of nuclear weapons and associated equipment, continuing this mission through early 1971. Assumed airlift of Minuteman missiles from depots to operating sites in Apr 1971. In 1972, supported Presidential trips to China and the Soviet Union. From 12 Feb to 1 Apr 1973, transported former prisoners of war from North Vietnam to the Philippines and the United States. That same year, transported UN troops from Indonesia to Israel and Egypt as part of a peacekeeping effort. From Oct 1975 to Oct 1977, maintained a detachment of C-130s in the Canal Zone to support USAF needs in Central and South America. Airlifted troops and supplies during invasion of Grenada, also airlifted university students to safety, Oct-Nov 1983. Participated in the airdrop of heavy equipment and personnel during military action in Panama, 20 Dec 1989. Airlifted personnel and equipment in support of American involvement in Southwest Asia and operated airlift control elements at Zaragoza, Spain, to direct cargo and personnel destined for Southwest Asia, Aug 1990-Mar 1991. Evacuated and gave assistance to Americans at Clark AFB and Subic Bay Naval Base, who were displaced by the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, Philippine Islands, Jun-Jul 1991.

Emblem
Gray, a globe with axis bendwise Azure gridlined of the first above in base two arched olive branches, one to dexter and one to sinister Vert, overall in pale a sword with blade Argent, hilt Or, the blade winged of the last, the point of the blade surmounting a sunburst of the like, all within a diminished bordure Or. Approved on 17 Nov 1969 (KE 37129); replaced emblem approved on 18 Aug 1955 (K&KE 9634). Motto: IN OMNIA PARATUS- IN ALL THINGS READY


McChord AFB.


McChord AFB.


McChord AFB.


McChord AFB.

Norton AFB

Norton AFB

Norton AFB
Norton AFB
Norton AFB

Submitted by Bill Weeper

69th AES




Lineage
Constituted 75th Ferrying Squadron (Special) on 30 Jan 1943. Activated on 8 Feb 1943. Redesignated 75th Transport Transition Squadron on 4 Jun 1943. Disbanded on 31 Mar 1944. Reconstituted, and redesignated 75th Air Transport Squadron, Medium, on 20 Jun 1952. Activated on 20 Jul 1952. Redesignated: 75th Air Transport Squadron, Heavy, on 8 Oct 1953; 75th Military Airlift Squadron on 8 Jan 1966; 75th Airlift Squadron on 1 Nov 1991.

Assignments
2d Operational Training Unit, Air Transport Command, 8 Feb 1943-31 Mar 1944. 1701st Air Transport Group, 20 Jul 1952; 1501st Air Transport Group, 16 May 1953; 1501st Air Transport Wing, 18 Jan 1963; 60th Military Airlift Wing, 8 Jan 1966; 60th Military Airlift Group, 6 Mar 1978; 60th Military Airlift Wing, 15 Feb 1979; 60th Operations Group, 1 Nov 1991; 86th Operations Group, 1 Oct 1993-.

Stations
Homestead AAB, FL, 8 Feb 1943-31 Mar 1944. Great Falls AFB, MT, 20 Jul 1952; Travis AFB, CA, c. 28 Apr 1953-1 Oct 1993; Ramstein AB, Germany, 1 Oct 1993-.

Aircraft
Primarily C-46 and C-54, 1943-1944; but also included AT-6, 1943; AT-17, 1943; B-24, 1943-1944; C-36, 1943; C-39, 1943; C-49, 1943; C-57, 1943; C-60, 1943-1944; C/UC-78, 1943; and C-87, 1943-1944. C-54, 1952-1953; C-97, 1953-1960; C-124, 1960-1965; C-141, 1965-1971; C-5, 1970-.

Operations
Operational training and air transport of cargo during World War II. Began airlift to Alaska and throughout the Pacific in 1952. Flew almost exclusively to Southeast Asia, Oct 1965-Apr 1975. Supported operations in Panama, 20 Dec 1989; and Southwest Asia, Aug 1990-

Emblem
On a Medium Blue disc bordered Air Force Blue, an Air Force Golden Yellow sun issuing from dexter chief and three White stars in sinister chief, above a small land area in dexter and a larger one issuing from sinister base, both White edged Air Force Golden Yellow, and connected by a Red dotted line; over all, a caricatured Air Force Golden Yellow kangaroo in profile, jumping, outlines and details Air Force Blue, wearing a White mailed gauntlet on his left forepaw; outlines and details Air Force Blue throughout. MOTTO: SUSTINERE EST DEFENDERE-To Support is to Defend.


In April of 1966 they converted to the C-141A under the 437th MAW.

Lineage
Constituted 76th Ferrying Squadron (Special) on 30 Jan 1943. Activated on 8 Feb 1943. Redesignated 76th Transport Transition Squadron on 4 Jun 1943. Disbanded on 31 Mar 1944. Reconstituted, and redesignated 76th Air Transport Squadron, Medium, on 20 Jun 1952. Activated on 20 Jul 1952. Redesignated: 76th Military Airlift Squadron on 8 Jan 1966; 76th Airlift Squadron on 1 Oct 1991.

Assignments
2d Operational Training Unit, 8 Feb 1943-31 Mar 1944. 1700th Air Transport Group, 20 Jul 1952; 1608th Air Transport Group, 1 Feb 1956; 1608th Air Transport Wing, 18 Jan 1963; 437th Military Airlift Wing, 8 Jan 1966; 437th Operations Group, 1 Oct 1991; 86th Operations Group, 1 Oct 1993-.

Stations
Homestead AAB, FL, 8 Feb 1943-31 Mar 1944. Kelly AFB, TX, 20 Jul 1952; Charleston AFB, SC, 1 Feb 1956-1 Oct 1993; Ramstein AB, Germany, 1 Oct 1993-.

Aircraft
C-46, 1943; C-49, 1943; AT-17, 1943; C-54, 1943-1944; C-60, 1943-1944; C-87, 1943-1944; B-24, 1943-1944. C-54, 1952-1956; C-121, 1956-1963; C-130, 1963-1966; C-141, 1966-.

Operations
Trained transport flight crews, Feb 1943-Mar 1944. Worldwide airlift beginning 1952. Transported UN troops to Suez Canal, Nov 1956. Supported Operations in Southeast Asia, 1966-1973, and the evacuation of Saigon, May 1975. Airlift Operations to Grenada, Oct-Dec 1983; Panama, 18-28 Dec 1989; and Southwest Asia, Aug 1990-Dec 1991.

Emblem
On a disc divided diagonally from upper left to lower right Blue over Light Blue, the White outlines of the continents bordering the Atlantic Ocean, surmounted by a White stylized bird in flight; all within a narrow Blue border. Approved on 11 Feb 1958, modified in 1994. MOTTO: SAFETY, SPIRIT, SERVICE



Converted to C-130E as the 76th Air Transportation Squadon under the 1608th Air Transport Wing in 1963 at Charleston AFB, SC. They were redesignated the 76th Military Airlift Squadron on 8 Jan 1966. In April of 1966 they converted to the C-141a under the 437th MAW.


C-141 SOLL (Special Ops Low Level) Charleston AFB, circa early 90s. Crew 3 (SOLL crews were dedicated).


82nd APS


Activated as the 86th Air Transportation Squadon under the 1501st Air Transport Wing on 21 Dec 1962. In Jan 1963 began flying the C-130 at Travis AFB, CA. In 1966 they were redesignated the 86th Military Airlift Squadron and placed under the 60th MAW and began conversion to the C-141.
86th
86th


89th / Wright-Patterson, OH


Lineage
Constituted 89 Troop Carrier Squadron on 14 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jun 1943. Inactivated on 22 Sep 1945. Redesignated 89 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 10 May 1949. Activated in the Reserve on 27 Jun 1949. Ordered to Active Service on 10 Mar 1951. Inactivated on 14 Mar 1951. Redesignated 89 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 26 May 1952. Activated in the Reserve on 15 Jun 1952. Inactivated on 1 Jul 1957. Redesignated 89 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 20 Jan 1982. Activated in the Reserve on 1 Jul 1982. Redesignated: 89 Fighter Squadron on 1 Feb 1992; 89 Airlift Squadron on 1 Oct 1994.

Assignments
438 Troop Carrier Group, 1 Jun 1943-22 Sep 1945. 438 Troop Carrier Group, 27 Jun 1949-14 Mar 1951. 438 Fighter-Bomber Group, 15 Jun 1952-1 Jul 1957. 906 Tactical Fighter (later, 906 Fighter) Group, 1 Jul 1982; 906 Operations Group, 1 Aug 1992; 445 Operations Group, 1 Oct 1994-.

Stations
Baer Field, IN, 1 Jun 1943; Sedalia AAFld, MO, 11 Jun 1943; Laurinburg-Maxton AAB, NC, 30 Oct 1943; Baer Field, IN, c. 15-c. 28 Jan 1944; Langar, England, Feb 1944; Greenham Common, England, Mar 1944 (operated from Canino Airfield, Italy, 20 Jul-23 Aug 1944); Prosnes, France, Feb 1945; Amiens/Glisy, France, May-Aug 1945; Camp Myles Standish, MA, 21-22 Sep 1945. Offutt AFB, NE, 27 Jun 1949-14 Mar 1951. General Billy Mitchell Field, WI, 15 Jun 1952; Milwaukee, WI, 5 Jan 1953-1 Jul 1957. Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 1 Jul 1982-.



From the 89th at Wright-Patterson, OH


From the 89th at Wright-Patterson, OH
Submitted by Bill Weeper



Lineage
Established as 97th Bombardment Wing, Very Heavy, on 11 Sep 1947. Organized on 1 Dec 1947. Redesignated: 97th Bombardment Wing, Medium, on 12 Jul 1948; 97th Bombardment Wing, Heavy, on 1 Oct 1959; 97th Wing on 1 Sep 1991. Inactivated on 1 Apr 1992. Redesignated 97th Air Mobility Wing on 21 Aug 1992. Activated on 1 Oct 1992.

Assignments
Fifteenth Air Force, 1 Dec 1947 (attached to Yukon Sector, Alaskan Air Command, 1 Dec 1947-12 Mar 1948; 301st Bombardment Wing, Very Heavy, 17 Mar-16 May 1948); Eighth Air Force, 16 May 1948 (attached to 7th Air Division, 15 Mar-11 Jun 1952); 810th Air Division, 16 Jun 1952 (attached to 7th Air Division, 5 May-4 Jul 1956); 4th Air Division, 1 Jul 1959; 42d Air Division, 1 Jul 1963; 19th Air Division, 2 Jul 1969; 42d Air Division, 1 Jan 1970; 19th Air Division, 30 Jun 1971; 42d Air Division, 1 Jul 1973; Eighth Air Force, 16 Jun 1988-1 Apr 1992. Twenty-Second Air Force, 1 Oct 1992; Nineteenth Air Force, 1 Jul 1993-.

Components
Groups. 97th Bombardment (later, 97th Operations): 1 Dec 1947-16 Jun 1952 (detached 4 Nov 1948-15 Feb 1949 and c. 26 Jul 1950-9 Feb 1951); 1 Sep 1991-1 Apr 1992; 1 Oct 1992-. 398th Operations: 1 Oct 1992-31 Mar 1995. 401st: attached 10 Feb-25 Jun 1951.

Squadrons. 97th Air Refueling: attached 12 Jul 1950-15 Jun 1952, assigned 16 Jun 1952-1 Sep 1957 (detached c. 21 Nov-c. 20 Dec 1954, c. 31 May- 10 Jul 1955, 1 May-9 Jul 1957, and 25 Aug-1 Sep 1957); assigned 23 Oct 1964-1 Sep 1991. 340th: attached 10 Feb 1951-15 Jun 1952, assigned 16 Jun 1952-1 Sep 1991 (detached 16 Dec 1953-c.15 Mar 1954 and 24 Sep- 2 Nov 1957). 341st: attached 10 Feb 1951-15 Jun 1952, assigned 16 Jun 1952-15 Feb 1960 (detached c. 15 Mar-c. 12 Jul 1954 and 12 Aug-24 Sep 1957). 342d: attached 10 Feb 1951-15 Jun 1952, assigned 16 Jun 1952- 1 May 1960 (detached 10 Dec 1952-19 Mar 1953 and 1 Jul-12 Aug 1957). 914th Air Refueling: 1 Oct 1961-23 Oct 1964. 4024th: attached 1 Apr 1955- 1 May 1956.

Stations
Mile 26 Air Field (later, Eielson AFB), AK, 1 Dec 1947-12 Mar 1948; Smoky Hill AFB, KS, 16 Mar 1948; Biggs AFB, TX, 22 May 1948; Blytheville (later, Eaker) AFB, AR, 1 Jul 1959-1 Apr 1992. Altus AFB, OK, 1 Oct 1992-.

Aircraft
B-29, 1947-1950; B-50, 1950-1955; KB-29, 1950-1956; ERB-29, 1954- 1956; RB-50, 1954-1956; KC-97, 1954-1957; B-47, 1955-1959; B-52, 1960-1972, 1973-1991; KC-135, 1962-1972, 1973-1992. C-5, 1992-; KC-135, 1992-; C-141, 1992-.

Operations
Organized in Dec 1947 in Alaska from components deployed there from Kansas. Flew training missions over the Arctic Ocean. Moved to Kansas in Mar 1948 and attached to another bomb wing for further training. Reorganized from very heavy to medium bomb wing in Jul 1948, after moving to Biggs AFB, TX. Added a refueling mission in early 1950. Sent tactical units to England, Nov 1948-Feb 1949 and Jul 1950-Feb 1951. Entire wing deployed in England, 15 Mar-11 Jun 1952, and squadrons operated from Guam, Dec 1952-Mar 1953 and Dec 1953-Jul 1954. Added electronic reconnaissance to bombardment and refueling missions in Apr 1954, using ERB-29A and RB-5OG/E aircraft, with reconnaissance missions conducted from England and Japan. Relinquished the reconnaissance mission in May 1956 but continued bombardment and air refueling training to meet SAC's global commitments, using B-47E and KC-97G aircraft. Deployed to RAF Upper Heyford, England, May-Jul 1956. This was the last full-strength wing deployment, but wing components went overseas thereafter as needed. Phased down for inactivation at Biggs AFB, TX, in Dec 1958 and became non-operational 15 Jan 1959, but moved to Blytheville (later, Eaker) AFB, AR, in Jul 1959 and was remanned and reequipped with B-52Gs in 1960. Gained KC-135As in 1961. Earned an AFOUA for activities during the Cuban missile crisis in Oct 1962. Supported SAC's combat operations in Southeast Asia in the mid- and late-1960s and early 1970s, furnishing aircraft and crews to other organizations. By mid-1972, all of the 97th's aircraft and more than one-fourth of its people had been loaned to USAF organizations in the Far East, Southeast Asia, and other overseas locations. A few of the wing's KC-135s began returning in Apr 1973, but its B-52s remained on loan until Oct 1973. Thereafter, the wing resumed strategic bombardment training and worldwide air refueling operations as required by SAC. Provided air refueling for USAF units supporting the rescue of American citizens in Grenada, Oct-Nov 1983. Upgraded its B-52G force to carry the AGM-86B air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) in 1984 and won SAC's Fairchild Trophy for excellence in bombing and navigation in 1985. In 1987, the 97th expanded its mission to include conventional bombing, sea search/ surveillance, and aerial mining; and in 1988 earned the Omaha Trophy as SAC's outstanding wing. After the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in Aug 1990, the 97th deployed KC-135 aircraft and maintenance personnel overseas to support forces in transit to Southwest Asia, and in Jan-Feb 1991, its B-52s flew from overseas bases to drop conventional ordnance on Iraqi forces in the Kuwaiti theater of operations. In preparation for inactivation on 1 Apr 1992, the wing relinquished its ALCMs in Mar-Apr 1991, flew its last B-52 sortie in Nov 1991, and its last tanker mission in Mar 1992. Redesignated an air mobility wing and activated at Altus AFB, OK, on 1 Oct 1992. Trained aircrews and support personnel in strategic airlift using C-5 and C-141 transports, and in aerial refueling using KC-135 tankers.

Emblem
Azure, a spear, flammant proper palewise point to base Or, garnished Tenne' (Golden Orange), highlighted Argent shaded Azure; spear tip embrued Gules, all within a diminished bordure Or. Motto: VENIT HORA-The hour has come.


Lineage
Constituted 97 Troop Carrier Squadron on 25 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Inactivated on 18 Oct 1945. Activated in the Reserve on 15 Sep 1947. Redesignated 97 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 27 Jun 1949. Ordered to active duty on 1 May 1951. Inactivated on 4 May 1951. Redesignated 97 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 26 May 1952. Activated in the Reserve on 15 Jun 1952. Inactivated on 1 Jul 1957. Redesignated 97 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 24 Oct 1957. Activated in the Reserve on 16 Nov 1957. Ordered to active duty on 28 Oct 1962. Relieved from active duty on 28 Nov 1962. Redesignated: 97 Air Transport Squadron, Heavy on 1 Dec 1965; 97 Military Airlift Squadron on 1 Jan 1966. Ordered to active duty on 26 Jan 1968. Relieved from active duty on 2 Jun 1969. Redesignated: 97 Military Airlift Squadron (Associate) on 25 Jul 1969; 97 Airlift Squadron (Associate) on 1 Feb 1992; 97 Airlift Squadron on 1 Oct 1994.

Assignments
440 Troop Carrier Group, 1 Jul 1943-18 Oct 1945. 440 Troop Carrier Group, 15 Sep 1947-4 May 1951. 440 Fighter-Bomber Group, 15 Jun 1952-1 Jul 1957. 440 Troop Carrier Group, 16 Nov 1957; 349 Troop Carrier Group, 25 Mar 1958; 349 Troop Carrier Wing, 14 Apr 1959; 941 Troop Carrier (later, 941 Air Transport; 941 Military Airlift) Group, 11 Feb 1963; 939 Military Airlift Group, 25 Jul 1969; 446 Military Airlift (later, 446 Airlift) Wing, 1 Jul 1973; 446 Operations Group, 1 Aug 1992-.

Stations
Baer Field, IN, 1 Jul 1943; Sedalia AAFld, MO, 10 Jul 1943; Alliance AAFld, NE, 7 Sep 1943; Pope Field, NC, 4 Jan 1944; Baer Field, IN, 14-22 Feb 1944; Bottesford, England, Mar 1944; Exeter, England, 26 Apr 1944 (operated from Ombrone Airfield, Italy, 18 Jul-24 Aug 1944); Reims, France, 13 Sep 1944; Le Mans, France, 28 Sep 1944; Orleans, France, 4 Nov 1944-18 Oct 1945. Scott Field, IL, 15 Sep 1947; Wold-Chamberlain Muni Aprt, MN, 27 Jun 1949-4 May 1951. Ft Snelling, MN, 15 Jun 1952; Minneapolis-St Paul Intl Aprt, MN, 8 Jan 1953-1 Jul 1957. O'Hare Intl Aprt, IL, 16 Nov 1957; Paine AFB, WA, 25 Mar 1958; McChord AFB, WA, 9 Nov 1965-.

Aircraft
Principally C-47, 1943-1945. Unkn, 1947-1948; T-6, 1948-1950; T-11, 1948-1951; C-47, 1948; C-46, 1949-1951; T-7, 1950-1951. T-6, 1952-1955; C-46, 1952-1957; F-51, 1953-1954; T-33, 1954-1957; F-80, 1954-1957; C-119, 1957-1965; C-124, 1965-1969; C-141, 1969-.

Operations
Airborne assaults on Normandy, southern France, the Netherlands, and Germany; relief of Bastogne; transportation of cargo and personnel in the ETO and MTO during World War II. Trained for troop carrier missions, 1947-1951 and for fighter-bomber operations, 1952-1957. Worldwide airlift, 1957-. Supported contingency operations in Panama, 1989-1990, and in southwest Asia, 1990-1991.


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