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36 RESCUE FLIGHT (AETC)

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Lineage. Constituted 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: 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.

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-.

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. 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. Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: [14 Nov 1952]-31 Mar 1953.

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 28 Aug 1996.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through May 1993.

Emblem. Approved on 14 Jan 1959; slightly modified on 14 Feb 2001. 

Date Prepared. 28 Aug 1996. 

Supersedes statement prepared on 23 Aug 1961. 

Prepared by Daniel L. Haulman. 







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