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29 WEAPONS SQUADRON (AMC)

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29 Weapons Squadron Emblem
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Lineage. Constituted 29 Transport Squadron on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 2 Mar 1942. Redesignated 29 Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 22 Sep 1945. Activated on 30 Sep 1946. Redesignated: 29 Troop Carrier Squadron , Heavy on 30 Jul 1948; 29 Troop Carrier Squadron, Special on 1 Feb 1949. Inactivated on 18 Sep 1949. Redesignated 29 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 26 Nov 1952. Activated on 1 Feb 1953. Inactivated on 8 Jun 1955. Activated on 15 Jun 1964. Organized on 1 Oct 1964. Redesignated: 29 Troop Carrier Squadron on 1 Jan 1967; 29 Tactical Airlift Squadron on 1 Aug 1967. Inactivated on 31 Oct 1970. Activated on 1 Apr 1971. Inactivated on 15 Nov 1971. Redesignated 29 Weapons Squadron on 30 May 2003. Activated on 1 Jun 2003.

Assignments. 313 Transport (later, 313 Troop Carrier) Group, 2 Mar 1942-22 Sep 1945. 313 Troop Carrier Group, 30 Sep 1946-18 Sep 1949. 313 Troop Carrier Group, 1 Feb 1953-8 Jun 1955. 313 Troop Carrier Wing, 1 Oct 1964; 315 Air Division, 27 Jan 1966; 463 Troop Carrier (later, 463 Tactical Airlift) Wing, 25 Mar 1966-31 Oct 1970. 316 Tactical Airlift Wing, 1 Apr-15 Nov 1971. USAF Mobility Weapons School, 1 Jun 2003-.

Stations. Daniel Field, GA, 2 Mar 1942; Bowman Field, KY, 21 Jun 1942; Florence, SC, 4 Aug 1942; Maxton, NC, 13 Dec 1942-25 Apr 1943; Oujda, French Morocco, 11 May 1943; Kairouan, Tunisia, 16 Jun 1943; Sciacca, Sicily, 4 Sep 1943; Trapani/Milo Airdrome, Sicily, 3 Oct 1943; Folkingham, England, 23 Feb 1944; Achiet, France, 28 Mar 1945-5 Aug 1945; Camp Myles Standish, MA, 21-22 Sep 1945. Capodicino, Italy, 30 Sep 1946; Pisa, Italy, 5 Mar 1947; Tulln AB, Austria, 5 May-25 Jun 1947; Langley Field, VA, 25 Jun 1947; Bergstrom Field (later AFB), TX, 15 Jul 1947-22 Oct 1948; Fassburg, Germany, 9 Nov 1948-18 Sep 1949. Mitchel AFB, NY, 1 Feb 1953; Sewart AFB, TN, 2 Oct 1953-8 Jun 1955. Forbes AFB, KS, 1 Oct 1964-c. Dec 1965; Clark AB, Philippines, 27 Jan 1966-31 Oct 1970. Langley AFB, VA, 1 Apr-15 Nov 1971. Little Rock AFB, AR, 1 Jun 2003-.

Commanders. Unkn, 2 Mar-20 Nov 1942; Maj Benton R. Baldwin, 21 Nov 1942; Lt Col Quinn M. Corley, 22 Sep 1943; Lt Col William D. Keller, 13 Dec 1944; unkn, Jun-22 Sep 1945. Unkn, 30 Sep 1946-14 Aug 1947; Maj Jay J. Brown, 15 Aug 1947; Maj William H. Beale Jr., 31 Dec 1947; unkn, Jun 1948-18 Sep 1949. Capt W. Moeller, 1953; unkn, 1954-8 Jun 1955. Lt Col James F. Fowler, 2 Oct 1964; Col Theodore M. Raley, by 1 Jan 1966; Lt Col S. T. Howell, 24 Apr 1967; Lt Col J. M. Parker, by 1 Apr 1968; Lt Col S. J. Ward, 1 Jul 1968; Lt Col William D. Coleman, by 1 Nov 1968; Lt Col A. J. Vickers, 23 Jun 1969; Col William D. Coleman, 30 Aug 1969; Lt Col A. J. Vickers, 26 Sep 1969; Lt Col William J. Miles, 3 Nov 1969; Lt Col Richard G. Banister, 1 Jul-30 Sep 1970; none (not manned), 30 Sep-31 Oct 1970. Lt Col Berdell P. Brevig, 1 Apr 1971; Lt Col Robert A. Nugent, 20 Sep-15 Nov 1971.

Aircraft. Principally C-47, 1942-1945; C-46, 1945. C-47, 1946-1948; C-82, 1947-1948; C-54, 1948-1949. C-46, 1953; C-119, 1953-1955. C-130, 1964-1970. C-130, 1971.

Operations. Included airborne assaults on Sicily, Italy, Normandy, Holland, and Germany, and aerial transportation in MTO and ETO, during World War II. Berlin Airlift, 1948-1949. Tactical airlift in Southeast Asia, 1966-1970; dropped first 10,000-pound bombs in support of combat operations, dropping ten from 12-20 Dec 1968. In 1971 equipped with C-130E, trained, and became operational but was replaced by the 38th Tactical Airlift Squadron.

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern France; Central Europe; Rhineland.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Sicily, 11 Jul 1943; France, 5, 6, and 7 Jun 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 1 Jun 1968-30 Jun 1969; 1 Jul-30 Sep 1970. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 30 Jan-15 Jun 1966; 1 Jan 1967-31 May 1968; 1 Apr-14 Nov 1971. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Jun 1968-30 Sep 1970.

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 9 Jun 2003.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 15 Nov 1971.

Supersedes statement prepared 29 Mar 1971.
 
Emblem. Current emblem does not meet Air Force requirements. Squadron may design and request approval of a new emblem in accordance AFI 84-105. 

Prepared by Carl E. Bailey.
 
Approved by Judy G. Endicott.







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