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99 AIRLIFT SQUADRON (AMC)

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Lineage. Constituted as 99 Troop Carrier Squadron on 25 May 1943. Activated on 1 Aug 1943. Inactivated on 27 Mar 1946. Redesignated as 99 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 10 May 1949. Activated in the Reserve on 27 Jun 1949. Ordered to active service on 10 Mar 1951. Inactivated on 14 Mar 1951. Redesignated as 99 Military Airlift Squadron, Special Mission, and activated on 27 Dec 1965. Organized on 8 Jan 1966. Inactivated on 12 Sep 1977. Redesignated as 99 Military Airlift Squadron on 13 Sep 1988. Activated on 1 Oct 1988. Redesignated as 99 Airlift Squadron on 12 Jul 1991.

Assignments. 441 Troop Carrier Group, 1 Aug 1943; 27 Air Transport Group, 27 Aug 1945; United States Air Forces in Europe, 25 Sep 1945; Continental Air Forces (later, Strategic Air Command), 15 Feb-27 Mar 1946. 441 Troop Carrier Group, 27 Jun 1949-14 Mar 1951. Military Air Transport (later, Military Airlift) Command, 27 Dec 1965; 89 Military Airlift Wing, 8 Jan 1966-12 Sep 1977. 89 Military Airlift Wing, 1 Oct 1988; 89 Operations Group, 12 Jul 1991-.
 
Stations. Sedalia AAFld, MO, 1 Aug 1943; Camp Mackall, NC, 18 Jan 1944; Baer Field, IN, 22 Feb-2 Mar 1944; Langar, England, 17 Mar 1944; Merryfield, England, 25 Apr 1944 (portion of air echelon operated from Grosseto, Italy, 18 Jul-24 Aug 1944); Villeneuve/Vertus, France, 8 Sep 1944 (operated from Langar, England, 11-24 Sep 1944); St Marceau, France, 1 Oct 1944; Dreux, France, 4 Nov 1944 (operated from Chartres, France, 14-24 Mar 1945, and from Croix de Metz, France, 29 Apr-16 May 1945); Villacoublay, France, c. 2 Sep 1945; Wiesbaden, Germany, c. 1 Oct 1945-15 Feb 1946; Bolling Field, DC, 15 Feb-27 Mar 1946. Chicago-Orchard (later, O'Hare Intl) Aprt, IL, 27 Jun 1949-14 Mar 1951. Andrews AFB, MD, 8 Jan 1966-12 Sep 1977. Andrews AFB, MD, 1 Oct 1988-.

Commanders. 1Lt Eugene J. Sutherland, 1 Aug 1943; Capt Earl W. Peters, 21 Dec 1943; Maj Walter D. Fletcher, 3 Jan 1944; Maj Norman C. Williams, 1 May 1945; Maj Joel A. Carrol, 12 Sep 1945; Maj Allen R. Lind, 19 Sep 1945; Lt Col Willie O. Jackson, 2 Oct 1945-c. Feb 1946. Lt Col Albert L. Caney, 27 Jun 1949; Maj Donald McLain, c. Mar 1950; Lt Col Albert L. Caney, 20 Apr 1950; Capt (first name unkn) Albert, c. Aug 1950; Lt Col (first name unkn) Polasy, c. Nov 1950-14 Mar 1951. Lt Col Ernest E. Triplett, 8 Jan 1966; Lt Col Walter E. Dahlem Jr., 11 May 1967; Lt Col Frederick V. Sohle Jr., 17 Jul 1967; Lt Col Trusty M. Whitehead, 1 Jul 1968; Lt Col Claudie L. McDonald, 1 Dec 1968; Lt Col Harley L. Reed, 14 Nov 1969; Lt Col Samuel O. Sadler, by Sep 1971; Lt Col Don S. Spencer, 7 May 1973; Lt Col George G. Banks, 8 Jul 1974; Lt Col Kenneth R. Hesse, 1 Jun 1976-12 Sep 1977. Lt Col William A. Bontly, 1 Oct 1988; Lt Col Gregory J. Zeno, 6 Aug 1990; Lt Col Kurt F. Bock, 10 Jul 1992; Lt Col Charles S. Voelker, 23 Jul 1993; Lt Col Dale Pangman, 11 Oct 1994; Lt Col Charles Stiles, 17 Jun 1996; Lt Col Michael P. Zepf, 9 Jan 1998; Lt Col Scott M. Hanson, 1 May 1999; Lt Col Steven J. Arquette, 19 Jun 2001; Lt Col Keith E. Nickles, 27 Jun 2003; Lt Col Michael W. Hafer, 26 May 2005; Lt Col Preston L. Williamson IV, 4 Sep 2008; Lt Col Christopher Thompson, 3 Jun 2010-.

Aircraft. C-47, 1943-1946; CG-4 gliders, 1943-1945; C-109, 1945-1946; C-46, 1945; C-53, 1945-1946; numerous other types from Sep 1945-Mar 1946, including AT-6, B-17, B-25, B-29, C-45, C-61, C-78, L-1, L-4, L-5, P-47, and P-51. C-46, 1949-1951. C-140, 1966-c. 1971; VC-140, 1966-1977; C-131, 1966-1968; U-4, 1966-1969; VC-6, 1966-1977; VC-131, 1968-1975; VC-9, 1975-1977. C-9, 1988-2005; C-20, 1988-.
 
Operations. During World War II, participated in the airborne assaults on Normandy, Southern France, Holland, and Germany; the relief of Bastogne; and the aerial transportation of troops and supplies in the European and Mediterranean Theaters of Operation. From 1966 to 1977 and since 1988, participated in training exercises and humanitarian airlift missions at home and abroad and provided airlift support for the President and other high-ranking dignitaries of the US and foreign governments. Transported personnel and supplies to and from Southwest Asia, 1990-1991.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern France; Southern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: France, [6-7] Jun 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1966-30 Jun 1968; 1 Jul 1968-30 Jun 1970; 1 Jul 1970-30 Jun 1972; 1 Jul 1972-30 Jun 1974; 1 Jul 1974-31 Dec 1975; 1 Jan 1976-31 Jan 1977; [1 Oct 1988]-30 Jun 1989; 1 Jul 1989-30 Jun 1991; 1 Jul 1991-30 Jun 1992; 1 Jul 1992-30 Jun 1994; 1 Jul 1994-30 Jun 1996; 1 Jul 1996-30 Jun 1998; 1 Jul 1998-30 Jun 2000; 1 Jul 2000-30 Jun 2002; 1 Jul 2002-30 Jun 2004; 1 Jul 2004-30 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.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, Commanders, Aircraft, and Honors through Sep 2010.

Emblem. Approved on 24 Apr 1989.

Supersedes statement prepared on 3 Nov 1997.

Prepared by Robert B. Kane.

Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.







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