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36 RESCUE SQUADRON (AETC)

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Lineage.  Constituted as 36 Air Rescue Squadron on 17 Oct 1952.  Activated on 14 Nov 1952.  Discontinued, and inactivated, on 18 Sep 1960.  [Activated and] organized on 18 Jun 1961.  Redesignated as: 36 Air Recovery Squadron on 1 Jul 1965; 36 Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron on 8 Jan 1966.  Inactivated on 30 Nov 1972.  Redesignated 36 Rescue Flight on 1 Apr 1993.  Activated on 1 May 1993.  Redesignated as 36 Rescue Squadron on 14 Aug 2015.         

Assignments.  3 Air Rescue Group, 14 Nov 1952; 2 Air Rescue Group, 18 Jun 1957 (attached to Fifth Air Force for operational control); Air Rescue Service, 24 Jun 1958-18 Sep 1960 (attached to Fifth Air Force for operational control).  Air Rescue (later, Aerospace Rescue and Recovery) Service, 18 Jun 1961 (attached to Fifth Air Force for operational control); Pacific Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Center (later, 41 Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Wing), 1 Apr 1967-30 Nov 1972.  92 Operations Group, 1 May 1993; 336 Crew Training (later, 336 Training) Group, 1 Jul 1993; 58 Operations Group, 1 Jul 2012; 336 Training Group, 15 Apr 2014; 58 Operations Group, 14 Aug 2015-. 

Stations.  Johnson AB, Japan, 14 Nov 1952; Tachikawa AB, Japan, 25 Jun-18 Sep 1960.  Tachikawa AB, Japan, 18 Jun 1961; Yokota AB, Japan, 1 Dec 1969; Kadena AB, Japan, 11-30 Nov 1972.  Fairchild AFB, WA, 1 May 1993-.       

Aircraft.  SA-16, 1952-1960; H-19, 1952-1960; C-47, 1952-1956; SC-54, 1955-1960.  SC-54 (later, HC-54), 1961-1966; SH-19 (later, HH-19), 1961-1964; HH-43, 1964-1965; HC-130, 1966-1972.  UH-1, 1993-.     

Operations.  Combat rescue in Korean War, Nov 1952-Jul 1953.  Search, rescue, and recovery missions in Japan and the waters around Japan, 1952-1960 and 1961-1972.  In 1966, recovered Gemini 8 space capsule with astronauts, including Neil Armstrong.  Beginning in May 1993, operated helicopters for survival training.

Service Streamers.    None.

Campaign Streamers.  Korea: Korea, Summer-Fall 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea, Summer 1953.  

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.   None.

Decorations.  Distinguished Unit Citation: Korea, 1 May-27 Jul 1953.  Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation: Japan, 1 Jul 1967-26 Jul 1969.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1958-1 Dec 1959; 1 Aug 1961-31 Oct 1962; 1 Jul 1964-30 Jun 1966; 1 Jul 1966-31 May 1968; 1 Jun 1969-31 May 1971; 1 Jul 1993-30 Jun 1995; 1 Jul 1996-30 Jun 1998; 1 Jul 2003-30 Jun 2005; 1 Jul 2005-30 Jun 2006; 1 Jul 2006-30 Jun 2007; 1 Jul 2007-30 Jun 2008; 1 Jul 2008-30 Jun 2009; 1 Jul 2009-30 Jun 2010; 1 Jul 2010-30 Jun 2011; [1 Jul 2012]-30 Jun 2013.  Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation:  [14 Nov 1952]-31 Mar 1953.   

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 18 Sep 2015.

Aircraft through 1993.

Supersedes statement prepared on 28 Aug 1996. 

Emblem.  Approved on 14 Jan 1959.  Revised to meet AF standards on 14 Feb 2001.

Prepared by Carl E. Bailey.







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