94 Airlift Wing (AFRC)


Lineage. Established as 94 Bombardment Wing, Light, on 10 May 1949. Activated in the Reserve on 26 Jun 1949. Ordered to active service on 10 Mar 1951. Inactivated on 1 Apr 1951. Redesignated as 94 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing on 26 May 1952. Activated in the Reserve on 14 Jun 1952. Redesignated as: 94 Bombardment Wing, Tactical on 18 May 1955; 94 Troop Carrier Wing, Medium on 1 Jul 1957. Ordered to active service on 28 Oct 1962. Relieved from active duty on 28 Nov 1962. Redesignated as: 94 Military Airlift Wing on 1 Oct 1966; 94 Tactical Airlift Wing on 1 Jul 1972; 94 Airlift Wing on 1 Feb 1992.
 
Assignments. Fourteenth Air Force, 26 Jun 1949-1 Apr 1951. Fourteenth Air Force, 14 Jun 1952; Tenth Air Force, 18 May 1955; First Air Force, 16 Nov 1957; Fourteenth Air Force, 25 May 1958; First Air Force Reserve Region, 15 Aug 1960; Ninth Air Force, 28 Oct 1962; First Air Force Reserve Region, 28 Nov 1962 (attached to Second Air Force Reserve Region, 1 May-23 Jun 1966); Eastern Air Force Reserve Region, 31 Dec 1969; Fourteenth Air Force, 8 Oct 1976; Twenty-Second Air Force, 1 Jul 1993; Tenth Air Force, 1 Oct 1994; Twenty-Second Air Force, 1 Apr 1997-.
 
Operational Components. Groups. 94 Bombardment (later, 94 Tactical Reconnaissance; 94 Bombardment; 94 Troop Carrier; 94 Operations): 26 Jun 1949-20 Mar 1951; 14 Jun 1952-14 Apr 1959; 1 Aug 1992-. 901 Troop Carrier (later, 901 Military Airlift): 11 Feb 1963-1 Jul 1972. 902 Troop Carrier: 11 Feb 1963-25 Jan 1966. 905 Military Airlift: 1 Jul 1966-25 Feb 1972. 906 Tactical Airlift: 1 Apr 1981-1 Jul 1982. 907 Tactical Airlift: 1 Apr 1981-1 Oct 1989. 908 Tactical Airlift (later, 908 Airlift): 1 Jul 1972-1 Aug 1992. 910 Tactical Airlift (later, 910 Airlift): 1 Oct 1989-1 Aug 1992. 911 Military Airlift (later, 911 Airlift): attached 1-20 Apr 1971, assigned 21 Apr 1971-25 Feb 1972; 1 Aug 1992-1 Oct 1994. 914 Troop Carrier (later, 914 Airlift): 1 Jan 1964-1 Jul 1966; 1 Aug 1992-1 Oct 1994. 918 Tactical Airlift: 1 Jul 1972-1 Sep 1975. Squadrons. 700 Tactical Airlift (later, 700 Airlift): 1 Sep 1975-1 Aug 1992. 731 Troop Carrier: 14 Apr 1959-11 Feb 1963. 732 Troop Carrier: 14 Apr 1959-11 Feb 1963.
 
Stations. Marietta (later, Dobbins) AFB, GA, 26 Jun 1949-1 Apr 1951. Dobbins AFB, GA, 14 Jun 1952; Scott AFB, IL, 18 May 1955; Laurence G. Hanscom Field, MA, 16 Nov 1957; Dobbins AFB (later, Dobbins ARB), GA, 1 Jul 1972-.
 
Commanders. Brig Gen William L. Plummer, 26 Jun 1949; Col Harry Copeland, c. 10-19 Mar 1951; none (not manned), 20 Mar-1 Apr 1951. Col George H. Wilson, 14 Jun 1952; Col Edwin H. Lauth, 18 May 1955; Col Arthur C. Carroll, 16 Nov 1957; Brig Gen Charles D. Briggs Jr., 29 Dec 1969; Col Dona J. LaCouture Jr., 1 Jun 1971; Brig Gen Cecil T. Jenkins, 20 Jul 1971; Col Norman R. Mailloux, 23 Dec 1975 (temporary), 23 Jan 1976 (permanent); Brig Gen Sloan R. Gill, 21 Jul 1976; Brig Gen Billy M. Knowles, 15 Jun 1978; Brig Gen Alan G. Sharp, Apr 1981; Brig Gen William W. Basnett, 1 Jan 1983; Col Jack W. Blair, Jr., 12 Nov 1988; Brig Gen Terry G. Whitnell, 1 Apr 1991; Brig Gen Walter T. Hatcher III, 9 Jun 1996; Col William P. Kane, 13 Sep 1998; Brig Gen Thomas Stogsdill, Jul 2004; Col Heath Nuckolls, Jan 2006; Col Timothy E. Tarchick, May 2010-.
 
Aircraft. T-6, 1949-1950; T-7, 1949-1951; T-11, 1949-1951; B-26, 1949-1951. AT-6, 1952-1954; C-46, 1952-1955; TF-51, 1953-1955; F-51, 1953-1954; B-26, 1953-1955, 1955-1957; T-28, 1953-1954, 1955; C-45, 1953-1955; T-33, 1954-1955; F-80, 1954-1955; RB-26, 1954-1955; F-84, 1954-1955; C-47, 1955; C-119, 1957, 1957-1966; C-124, 1966-1972; C-7, 1972-1983; C-123, 1981-1986; C-130, 1981-.
 
Operations. Trained in the Reserve as a light bombardment wing, Jun 1949-Mar 1951. Upon being called to active service during the Korean War, wing personnel augmented other active USAF organizations. Trained in the Reserve from Jun 1952, in turn as a tactical reconnaissance, bombardment, troop carrier, and airlift wing. Served briefly on active duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. By 1958, wing personnel began taking part in regular airlift missions and exercises, both in the United States and overseas, including contingency operations in the Dominican Republic in 1965. After converting to C-124s in 1966, it flew strategic airlift missions, including troop and cargo-carrying missions to Southeast Asia from 1966 to 1971, augmenting normal airlift resources of Military Airlift Command and Tactical Air Command. After switching to C-7 aircraft in mid-1972, the wing's primary operations involved support of US Army airborne forces, tactical cargo airlift, and air evacuation missions. From Jul 1973 to May 1975, the wing flew missions in Puerto Rico, airdropping 1.2 billion sterile screwworm flies as part of a project to eradicate the screwworm menace to Puerto Rico livestock. Between 1981 and 1989, the wing controlled the 907 TAG with an aerial spraying mission. In 1981, the 94th became the second largest wing in the Air Force Reserve and began flying three different types of transport aircraft. By 1987, however, it had given up the smaller twin-engined C-7 and C-123 aircraft and was flying only four-engined C-130s. In 1990 and 1991, wing personnel, helped transport personnel and materiel between the United States and Southwest Asia. Elements of the wing rotated regularly to Panama during the 1980s and 1990s. In the same years, the wing participated in numerous humanitarian airlift and contingency operations worldwide, especially in the areas of Southwest Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean Sea. In the spring of 1996, wing personnel and aircraft deployed to Europe in support of peacekeeping operations in Bosnia. Trained C-130 aircrews for USAF; maintained combat ready units to deploy in support of contingency operations worldwide, 2000-.
 
Service Streamers. None.
 
Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1972-15 Mar 1974; 1 Jan 1976-30 Nov 1977; 1 Jan 1981-31 Dec 1982; 1 Jan 1984-31 Jul 1985; 15 Aug 1987-14 Aug 1989; 30 Aug 1990-29 Aug 1992; 16 Aug 1992-15 Aug 1994; 16 Aug 1995-15 Aug 1997. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-24 Feb 1972.
 
Bestowed Honors. Authorized to display honors earned by the 94 Bombardment Group prior to 26 Jun 1949. Service Streamers. None. Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME. Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Regensburg, Germany, 17 Aug 1943; Brunswick, Germany, 11 Jan 1944.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through Jul 2010.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Jun 2010.

Supersedes statement prepared on 23 Feb 2000.

Emblem. Originally approved on 6 Apr 1956; modified rendition approved on 9 Nov 2004.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.