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45 AIRLIFT SQUADRON (AETC)

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Lineage. Constituted as 45 Transport Squadron on 30 May 1942. Activated on 15 Jun 1942. Redesignated as 45 Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 26 Dec 1945. Redesignated as 45 Airlift Flight on 1 Apr 1993. Activated on 1 May 1993. Inactivated on 1 Oct 1993. Redesignated as 45 Airlift Squadron on 21 Mar 1994. Activated on 1 Jul 1994. Redesignated as: 45 Airlift Flight on 1 Oct 1999; 45 Airlift Squadron on 9 Jul 2001.

Assignments. 316 Transport (later, 316 Troop Carrier) Group, 15 Jun 1942; I Troop Carrier Command, May-26 Dec 1945 (attached to VI Air Service Area Command, 9 Sep-c. 20 Dec 1945). 2 Operations Group, 1 May-1 Oct 1993. 81 Training Group, 1 Jul 1994; 314 Operations Group, 1 Oct 1999-.
 
Stations. Patterson Field, OH, 15 Jun 1942; Bowman Field, KY, 20 Jun 1942; Lawson Field, GA, 9 Aug 1942; Del Valle, TX, 29 Sep-10 Nov 1942; Egypt, 25 Nov 1942; Libya, Mar 1943; Nouvion, Algeria, 24 May 1943; Guercif, French Morocco, 28 May 1943; Enfidaville, Tunisia, 21 Jun 1943; Mazara, Sicily, 1 Sep 1943; Borizzo, Sicily, 18 Oct 1943-12 Feb 1944; Cottesmore, England, 15 Feb 1944-May 1945; Pope Field, NC, May 1945; Baer Field, IN, 20 Jun-15 Aug 1945; Kipapa Airfield, TH, 9 Sep 1945; Wheeler Field, TH, 29 Sep-20 Dec 1945; Camp Anza, CA, 26 Dec 1945. Barksdale AFB, LA, 1 May-1 Oct 1993. Keesler AFB, MS, 1 Jul 1994-.

Commanders. Unkn, 15 Jun-Dec 1942; Maj William N. Dekker, by Dec 1942; Lt Col Mars Lewis, by May 1944; Maj James L. Hoggatt (acting), 25 Mar 1945; Capt Robert I. Simkins, 1 May 1945; Capt Michael Brenkus, 11 Dec-26 Dec 1945. Unkn, 1 May-1 Oct 1993. Lt Col Michael L. Rogers, 1 Jul 1994; Lt Col Scott E. Lewis, 15 Jul 1996; Lt Col Dann C. McDonald, 1 Jul 1998; Lt Col Mark D. Audiss, 1 Oct 1999; Lt Col Mark J. Schmitz, 16 Nov 2000; Lt Col Michael A. Torino, 16 May 2003; Lt Col Christopher Miceli, 25 May 2005; Lt Col Mickey D. Tate, 7 Feb 2007; Maj Karl D. Zurbrugg, 3 Jan 2008; Lt Col Jimmy R. Canlas, 22 May 2008; Lt Col Scott M. Nishwitz, 22 Mar 2010-.

Aircraft. C-47, 1942-1945; C-46, 1945. Unkn, 1993. C-12, 1994-1999; C-21, 1994-.

Operations. Included airborne assaults on Sicily, Normandy, Holland, and Germany; aerial transportation of personnel (including casualties), supplies, and equipment in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) and European Theater of Operations (ETO), Nov 1942-Apr 1945. Trained pilots in operational support airlift mission, 1994-.

Service Streamers. World War II Asiatic-Pacific Theater.

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

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Sicily, 25 Nov 1942-25 Aug 1943; Sicily, 11 Jul 1943; France, [6-7] Jun 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1996-30 Jun 1998; 1 Jul 1999-30 Jun 2001; 1 Jul 2001-30 Jun 2003; 1 Jul 2003-30 Jun 2004; 1 Jul 2005-30 Jun 2006; 1 Jul 2006-30 Jun 2007; 1 Jul 2008-30 Jun 2009.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Oct 2010.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Oct 2010.

Supersedes statement prepared on 30 Jul 2004.

Emblem. Approved on 5 Jun 1995.
 
Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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