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772 EXPEDITIONARY AIRLIFT SQUADRON (ACC)

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Lineage. Constituted 772 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 Aug 1943. Redesignated 772 Bombardment Squadron, Heavy c. 29 Sep 1944. Inactivated on 25 Sep 1945. Redesignated 772 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 1 Dec 1952. Activated on 16 Jan 1953. Redesignated: 772 Troop Carrier Squadron, Assault on 18 Dec 1961; 772 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 15 May 1965; 772 Troop Carrier Squadron on 1 Jan 1967; 772 Tactical Airlift Squadron on 1 Aug 1967. Inactivated on 15 Jun 1971. Activated on 1 Jun 1972. Redesignated 772 Airlift Squadron on 1 Nov 1991. Inactivated on 1 Oct 1993. Redesignated 772 Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, and converted to provisional status, on 4 Dec 2001.

Assignments. 463 Bombardment Group, 1 Aug 1943-25 Sep 1945. 463 Troop Carrier Group, 16 Jan 1953; 463 Troop Carrier Wing, 25 Sep 1957; 840 Air Division, 23 Nov 1965; 463 Troop Carrier (later, 463 Tactical Airlift) Wing, 7 Feb 1966-15 Jun 1971. 463 Tactical Airlift Wing, 1 Jun 1972; (attached to 513 Tactical Airlift Wing, 9 Jul-15 Sep 1972 and 10 Nov 1972-10 Jan 1973; 374 Tactical Airlift Wing, 6 May-4 Jun 1973; 322 Tactical Airlift Wing, 5 Feb-8 Apr 1974; 513 Tactical Airlift Wing, 5 Jan-15 Mar 1975 and 3 Nov 1975-15 Jan 1976; 322 Tactical Airlift Wing, 3 Aug-15 Oct 1976; 313 Tactical Airlift Group, 3 Nov 1977-7 Jan 1978, 3 Apr-5 Jun 1979, 3 Aug-5 Oct 1980, 3 Dec 1981-13 Feb 1982, 4 Apr-7 Jun 1983; 5 Jun-4 Aug 1984; 10 Oct-7 Dec 1985, 4 Jun-12 Aug 1987, 4 Aug-13 Oct 1988, and 4 Oct-12 Dec 1989); 463 Operations Group, 1 Nov 1991-1 Oct 1993. Air Combat Command to activate or inactivate at anytime after 4 Dec 2001.

Stations. Geiger Field, WA, 1 Aug 1943; Rapid City AAB, SD, Aug 1943; MacDill Field, FL, 4 Nov 1943; Lakeland AAFld, FL, 3 Jan 1944; Hampton Roads (Camp Patrick Henry), VA (ground echelon), 2-12 Feb 1944 (air echelon operated from Hunter Field, GA, 6-10 Feb 1944; Morrison Field, FL, 11-14 Feb 1944; then staged through bases in South America and North Africa, 15 Feb-13 Mar 1944); Naples, Italy (ground echelon), 10 Mar 1944; Celone Airfield, Italy (ground echelon), 11 Mar 1944 (air echelon operated from Amendola Field, Foggia, Italy, 14-27 Mar 1944, then joined ground echelon at Celone Airfield, Italy, 28 Mar 1944); Pomigliano Airfield, Italy, 26 May 1945; Celone Airfield, Italy, 3-25 Sep 1945. . Memphis Muni Aprt, TN, 16 Jan 1953; Ardmore AFB, OK, 17 Aug 1953; Sewart AFB, TN, 15 Nov 1958; Langley AFB, VA, 5 Jul 1963-7 Feb 1966; Mactan Isle Airfield, Philippines, 12 Feb 1966; Clark AB, Philippines, 15 Jul 1968-15 Jun 1971. Dyess AFB, TX, 1 Jun 1972-1 Oct 1993 (deployed at RAF Mildenhall, England, 9 Jul-15 Sep 1972 and 10 Nov 1972-10 Jan 1973; Ching Chuan Kang AB, Taiwan, 6 May-4 Jun 1973; Rhein Main AB, Germany, 5 Feb-8 Apr 1974; RAF Mildenhall, England, 5 Jan-15 Mar 1975, and 3 Nov 1975-15 Jan 1976; Rhein Main AB, Germany, 3 Aug-15 Oct 1976; RAF Mildenhall, England, 3 Nov 1977-7 Jan 1978, 3 Apr-5 Jun 1979, 3 Aug-5 Oct 1980, 3 Dec 1981-13 Feb 1982, 4 Apr-7 Jun 1983, 5 Jun-4 Aug 1984, 10 Oct -7 Dec 1985, 4 Jun-12 Aug 1987, and 4 Oct-12 Dec 1989; RAF Sculthorpe, England, 4 Aug-13 Oct 1988).

Commanders. Maj Harry W. Robb, 1 Aug 1943; 2Lt William R. Francis, 1 Sep 1943; 1Lt Emerson Tolle, 5 Oct 1943; Capt George D. Burgess, 28 Oct 1943; Maj James W. Patton, 21 Mar 1944; Lt Col Harry W. Robb, Jan 1945; Lt Col Harvey E. Ferguson, 25 Mar 1945-unkn. Unkn, 16 Jan-4 Aug 1953; Maj Arthur T. Schaaf, 5 Aug 1953; Capt J. B. Leroy McCoy, c. Jun 1955; Lt Col Arthur C. Madeley Jr., c. Jul 1955; Lt Col Frank Hatten, 25 Sep 1957-unkn; Lt Col Edwin L. Hibner, 2 Feb 1958; Maj George B. Clark, 1 Mar 1958; Maj Francis B. Young, by Aug 1958; Maj Ray C. Shoemaker, by Sep 1958-unkn; Lt Col Edwin L. Hibner, by Jan 1960; Maj Ray C. Shoemaker, 23 May 1960; Col Edwin L. Hibner, 1 Jan 1961; Lt Col Ray C. Shoemaker, 8 May 1961; Maj Lester J. Baer, 1 Jun 1962; Maj Charles L. Muirhead Jr., 15 Jun 1962; Lt Col Robert T. Simpson, 25 Jun 1962; Col Robert C. Drum, 3 Dec 1962; Lt Col Paul E. Malone, 18 Feb 1965; Lt Col Miles R. League, 1 Nov 1966; Lt Col Denning M. Perdew, 17 Jan 1967; Col Loyal W. Fry, 13 Dec 1967; Lt Col Stanley A. Rollag, 22 Mar 1968; Lt Col William A. Wood, 11 Jun 1968; Lt Col Leroy M. Lancaster, 30 Nov 1968; Lt Col Howard D. Morgan, 17 Jun 1970-15 Jun 1971. Lt Col Richard D. Kimball, 1 Jun 1972; Lt Col Richard L. W. Henry, 1 Nov 1973; Lt Col Bruce H. Mosley, 1 May 1975; Lt Col Jack R. Nickel, 21 Mar 1977; Lt Col Gene R. Hollrah, 15 Dec 1978; Lt Col Baxter F. Snider, 24 Mar 1980; Lt Col David D. Wilson, 22 Dec 1980; Lt Col Robert A. McGuire, 31 Jul 1981; Lt Col Carl L. McPherson, 25 Jun 1982; Lt Col Gary C. Vycital, 29 Mar 1984; Lt Col Frederick G. Gross, 14 Apr 1986; Lt Col Steven F. Tomhave, 27 Jun 1986; Lt Col Robert H. Meyers, 19 May 1987; Lt Col Robert L. Mims, 30 May 1989; unkn, Jul 1990-1 Oct 1993.
Aircraft. B-17, 1943-1945. C-119, 1953-1957; C-130, 1956-1971. C-130, 1972-unkn.

Operations. Combat in MTO and ETO, 16 Mar 1944-26 Apr 1945. Transported men and material in support of the crises in Lebanon, Jul 1958, Taiwan, Aug 1958; Berlin, Sep 1961, Cuba, Oct-Nov 1962, and Dominican Republic, Apr-Oct 1965. Rotated aircraft and crews to SEA, Feb 1966- May 1971. Worldwide tactical airlift, 1972-c. 1993.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern France; Southern France; North Apennines; Rhineland; Central Europe; Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.
 
Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Ploesti, Rumania, 18 May 1944; Germany, 24 Mar 1945. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with "Combat V": 1 Jan 1967-31 May 1968; 1 Jun 1968-30 Jun 1969; 1 Jul 1970-31 May 1971. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 15 Dec 1960-1 Apr 1961; 1 Jul 1964-[22 Nov 1965] and [7 Feb 1966]-15 Jun 1966; 1 May 1977-15 Jul 1978; 16 Jul 1978-30 Jun 1979; 1 Mar 1981-30 Apr 1982. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Jan 1967-31 May 1971.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 4 Dec 2001.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 30 Jun 1990.

Supersedes statement prepared on 20 Jun 1984.

Emblem. Approved on 7 Jul 1972.

Prepared by Carl E. Bailey.

Approved by Judy G. Endicott.







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