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47 AIRLIFT FLIGHT (AFMC)

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Lineage. Constituted 47 Transport Squadron on 30 May 1942. Activated on 15 Jun 1942. Redesignated 47 Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 22 Sep 1945. Activated on 30 Sep 1946. Redesignated: 47 Troop Carrier Squadron, Heavy on 30 Jul 1948; 47 Troop Carrier Squadron, Special on 1 Feb 1949. Inactivated on 18 Sep 1949. Redesignated 47 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: 47 Troop Carrier Squadron on 1 Mar 1966; 47 Tactical Airlift Squadron on 1 May 1967. Inactivated on 1 Aug 1973. Redesignated 47 Airlift Flight on 1 May 1993. Activated on 31 May 1993.

Assignments. 313 Transport (later, 313 Troop Carrier) Group, 15 Jun 1942-22 Sep 1945. 313 Troop Carrier Group, 30 Sep 1946-18 Sep 1949. 313 Troop Carrier Group, 1 Feb 1953-8 Jun 1955. Tactical Air Command, 15 Jun 1964; 313 Troop Carrier (later, 313 Tactical Airlift) Wing, 1 Oct 1964; 463 Tactical Airlift Wing, 6 Jul-1 Aug 1973. 645 Logistics and Operations Group, 31 May 1993; 88 Air Base Wing, 1 Oct 1994; 88 Operations Support Squadron, 1 Jul 1995-.

Stations. Daniel Field, GA, 15 Jun 1942; Bowman Field, KY, 21 Jun 1942; Florence, SC, 4 Aug 1942; Maxton, NC, 13 Dec 1942-25 Apr 1943; Oujda, French Morocco, 9 May 1943; Kairouan, Tunisia, 16 Jun 1943; Trapani/Milo Afld, Sicily, 1 Sep 1943-17 Feb 1944; Folkingham, England, 1 Mar 1944; Achiet, France, 26 Feb-5 Aug 1945; Camp Myles Standish, MA, 21-22 Sep 1945. Templehof AB, Germany, 30 Sep 1946; 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; Fassberg, 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; Dyess AFB, TX, 6 Jul-1 Aug 1973. Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 31 May 1993-.

Aircraft. C-47, 1942-1945; CG-4, 1943-1945; British Horsa glider, 1944; C-53, 1944-1945; C-109, 1944-1945; CG-13, 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, 1964-1973. C-21, 1993-.

Operations. Provided air transportation in the Mediterranean and European theaters of operation during World War II; participated in airborne assaults in Sicily, Italy, Normandy, the Netherlands, and Germany. Took part in the Berlin Airlift, 1948-1949. Conducted routine and special assignment airlift missions under Tactical Air Command, 1953-1955 and 1964-1973. Transported personnel for the Aeronautical Systems Center and Air Force Materiel Command since 1993.

Service Streamers. None.

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

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Sicily, 11 Jul 1943; France, [6-7] Jun 1944

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 9 Jan 1997.
Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through May 1993.

Emblem. Approved on 28 July 1970. 

Date Prepared. 9 Jan 1997. 

Supersedes Maurer Maurer (ed.), Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (Washington: USGPO, 1969). 

Prepared by Daniel L. Haulman. 







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