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75 AIRLIFT SQUADRON

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Lineage. Constituted 75th Ferrying Squadron (Special) on 30 Jan 1943. Activated on 8 Feb 1943. Redesignated 75th Transport Transition Squadron on 4 Jun 1943. Disbanded on 31 Mar 1944. Reconstituted, and redesignated 75th Air Transport Squadron, Medium, on 20 Jun 1952. Activated on 20 Jul 1952. Redesignated: 75th Air Transport Squadron, Heavy, on 8 Oct 1953; 75th Military Airlift Squadron on 8 Jan 1966; 75th Airlift Squadron on 1 Nov 1991.

Assignments. 2d Operational Training Unit, Air Transport Command, 8 Feb 1943-31 Mar 1944. 1701st Air Transport Group, 20 Jul 1952; 1501st Air Transport Group, 16 May 1953; 1501st Air Transport Wing, 18 Jan 1963; 60th Military Airlift Wing, 8 Jan 1966; 60th Military Airlift Group, 6 Mar 1978; 60th Military Airlift Wing, 15 Feb 1979; 60th Operations Group, 1 Nov 1991; 86th Operations Group, 1 Oct 1993-.

Stations. Homestead AAB, FL, 8 Feb 1943-31 Mar 1944. Great Falls AFB, MT, 20 Jul 1952; Travis AFB, CA, c. 28 Apr 1953-1 Oct 1993; Ramstein AB, Germany, 1 Oct 1993-.

Aircraft. Primarily C-46 and C-54, 1943-1944; but also included AT-6, 1943; AT-17, 1943; B-24, 1943-1944; C-36, 1943; C-39, 1943; C-49, 1943; C-57, 1943; C-60, 1943-1944; C/UC-78, 1943; and C-87, 1943-1944. C-54, 1952-1953; C-97, 1953-1960; C-124, 1960-1965; C-141, 1965-1971; C-5, 1970-.

Operations. Operational training and air transport of cargo during World War II. Began airlift to Alaska and throughout the Pacific in 1952. Flew almost exclusively to Southeast Asia, Oct 1965-Apr 1975. Supported operations in Panama, 20 Dec 1989; and Southwest Asia, Aug 1990-.

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamer. Panama, 1989-1990.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan-31 Dec 1962; 1 Jul 1965-30 Jun 1966; 1 Jul 1966-30 Jun 1967; 1 Jul 1967-30 Jun 1968; 1 Jul 1974-30 Jun 1975; 1 Jul 1975-30 Jun 1977; 16 Dec 1989-31 Jan 1990; 1 Jul 1990-30 Jun 1992. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-28 Jan 1973.

Emblem. On a Medium Blue disc bordered Air Force Blue, an Air Force Golden Yellow sun issuing from dexter chief and three White stars in sinister chief, above a small land area in dexter and a larger one issuing from sinister base, both White edged Air Force Golden Yellow, and connected by a Red dotted line; over all, a caricatured Air Force Golden Yellow kangaroo in profile, jumping, outlines and details Air Force Blue, wearing a White mailed gauntlet on his left forepaw; outlines and details Air Force Blue throughout. MOTTO: SUSTINERE EST DEFENDERE--To Support is to Defend. Approved on 3 Nov 1959, reinstated on 30 Apr 1962 (K 13138); replaced emblem approved on 28 Nov 1961 (162438 A.C.).







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