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58 AIRLIFT SQUADRON (AETC)

Posted 7/22/2010 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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58 Airlift Squadron Emblem
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Lineage. Constituted as 58 Troop Carrier Squadron on 12 Nov 1942. Activated on 18 Nov 1942. Inactivated on 25 Mar 1946. Activated in the Reserve on 28 Jun 1947. Redesignated as 58 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 27 Jun 1949. Inactivated on 3 Oct 1950. Redesignated as 58 Military Airlift Squadron, Special, and activated, on 27 Dec 1965. Organized on 8 Jan 1966. Redesignated as 58 Military Airlift Squadron on 8 Jan 1967. Inactivated on 15 Aug 1971. Activated on 1 Sep 1977. Redesignated as 58 Airlift Squadron on 1 Jun 1992. Inactivated on 1 Oct 1993. Activated on 30 Jan 1996.

Assignments. 375 Troop Carrier Group, 18 Nov 1942-25 Mar 1946. Eleventh Air Force, 28 Jun 1947; 375 Troop Carrier Group, 30 Sep 1947-3 Oct 1950. Military Air Transport Service (later, Military Airlift Command), 27 Dec 1965; 63 Military Airlift Wing, 8 Jan 1966; 436 Military Airlift Wing, 1 Jul 1966-15 Aug 1971. 435 Tactical Airlift Wing, 1 Sep 1977; 322 Airlift Division, 23 Jun 1978; 608 Military Airlift Group, 1 Aug 1983; 86 Operations Group, 1 Jun 1992-1 Oct 1993. 97 Operations Group, 30 Jan 1996-.

Stations. Bowman Field, KY, 18 Nov 1942; Sedalia AAFld, MO, 24 Jan 1943; Laurinburg-Maxton AAB, NC, 6 May 1943; Baer Field, IN, 1-17 Jun 1943; Port Moresby, New Guinea, c. 10 Jul 1943; Dobodura, New Guinea, 19 Aug 1943; Port Moresby, New Guinea, 21 Dec 1943; Nadzab, New Guinea, 22 Apr 1944; Biak, 25 Sep 1944; San Jose, Mindoro, 1 Mar 1945; Porac, Luzon, 20 May 1945; Okinawa, 20 Aug 1945; Tachikawa, Japan, c. 20 Sep 1945-25 Mar 1946. Youngstown Muni Aprt, OH, 28 Jun 1947; Greater Pittsburgh Aprt, PA, 27 Jun 1949-3 Oct 1950. Robins AFB, GA, 15 Jan 1966-15 Aug 1971. Ramstein AB, Germany, 1 Sep 1977-1 Oct 1993. Altus AFB, OK, 30 Jan 1996-.

Commanders. Capt Milton A. Hardeman, 18 Nov 1942; 1 Lt Charles D. King, 5 May 1943; Capt Thomas L. White, 14 May 1944; Capt John O. Pettay, 27 Nov 1944; Capt Jesse M. Miller, 23 Dec 1944; Capt Morgan D. King, 7 Jul 1945; unkn, c. Sep 1945-25 Mar 1946. Maj F. J. Altiere, 28 Jan 1947; unkn, c. 30 Jun 1948-c. Jun 1949; Maj Jonathan F. Bland, c. Jun 1949; unkn, c. 1949-3 Oct 1950. Col Dixon J. Arnold, 15 Jan 1966; Col Jack R. Ruff, 27 Dec 1966; Col Wayne G. Duckett, 26 Jul 1968; Col Clarence G. Summerlin, 10 Sep 1969; Lt Col Tracy S. Breed, 24 Nov 1970-15 Aug 1971. Lt Col Karol E. Franzyshen, 1 Sep 1977; Lt Col Charles P. Belisle, 1 Jun 1979; Lt Col Thomas T. Rauk, 11 Mar 1981; Lt Col Robert J. Boots, c. 1983; Lt Col Richard J. Williamson, 28 Jan 1985; Lt Col James R. Rhoades, 16 Apr 1987; Lt Col James A. Steele, 9 Jul 1989-unkn; unkn, c. 1990-31 May 1992; Lt Col Robert N. Rhodes, 1 Jun 1992; Lt Col Ben Young Jr., 7 Apr-1 Oct 1993. Lt Col Todd D. Peckman, 30 Jan 1996; Lt Col Lawrence Kudelka, 26 Aug 1997; Lt Col J. Lance Acree, 30 Jul 1999; Lt Col Ralph T. Mead, 1 Jun 2001; Lt Col Ted E. Carter, 7 Apr 2003; Lt Col Tal W. Metzger, 22 Apr 2005; Lt Col Paul E. Bauman, 7 May 2007; Lt Col Brian J. Ede, 1 Dec 2008; Lt Col Christopher V. Maddox, 2 Aug 2010-.
 
Aircraft. C-47, 1942-1945; B-17, 1944-1945; C-46, 1944-1946. AT-6 and AT-11, 1948-unkn; C-46, 1949-1950. C-124, 1966-1967; C-141, 1967-1971. VC-140, 1977-1986; VC-135, 1977-1993; CT-39, 1978-1983; C-12, 1978-1993; C-21, 1984-1993; C-20, 1987-1993; T-43, 1988-1993. C-17, 1996-.

Operations. Aerial transportation in Southwest and Western Pacific during World War II; airborne assault on Nadzab, New Guinea, 5 Sep 1943. Worldwide airlift, 1966-1971 and 1977-1993. Trained pilots and loadmasters to fly C-17 aircraft, 1996-. Airdropped humanitarian supplies in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, 2001-. Airlifted equipment and supplies and evacuated passengers in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Sep 2005.
 
Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Japan; New Guinea; Northern Solomons; Bismarck Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines; Ryukyus.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 13 Nov-18 Dec 1967; 1 Jan 1968-1 Dec 1969; 1 Apr 1978-31 Dec 1979; 1 Aug 1983-31 Jul 1985; 1 Apr 1990-31 Mar 1992; 1 Jul-1 Oct 1993; 1 Jul 1996-30 Jun 1998; 1 Jul 1998-30 Jun 1999; 1 Jul 1999-30 Jun 2000; 1 Jul 2000-30 Jun 2001; 1 Jul 2001-30 Jun 2002; 1 Jul 2002-30 Jun 2004; 1 Jul 2004-30 Jun 2006; 1 Jul 2006-30 Jun 2007; 1 Jul 2007-30 Jun 2008; 1 Jul 2008-30 Jun 2009. Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (WWII). Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-15 Aug 1971.

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through Jul 2010.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Jun 2010.

Supersedes statement prepared on 7 Apr 1997.

Emblem. Approved on 26 May 1967; newest rendition approved on 18 Jul 1995.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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