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2 AIRLIFT SQUADRON (AMC)

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Lineage.   Constituted 2 Provisional Transport Squadron on 1 Mar 1935.  Redesignated 2 Transport Squadron, and activated, on 28 Jun 1935.  Redesignated 2 Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942.  Inactivated on 24 Dec 1945.  Redesignated 2 Airlift Squadron, and activated, on 1 Jun 1992.

Assignments.  Middletown Air Depot, PA, 28 Jun 1935; 10 Transport (later, 10 Troop Carrier) Group, 20 May 1937; Tenth Air Force, c. 17 Feb 1943 (attached to India-China Wing, Air Transport Command, 9 Mar-1 Jul 1943); Assam Air Base Command, c. 1 Jul 1943 (attached to Troop Carrier Command, Eastern Air Command, 20 Dec 1943-6 Mar 1944); 443 Troop Carrier Group, 6 Mar 1944-24 Dec 1945.  23 Operations Group, 1 Jun 1992; 43 Operations Group, 1 Apr 1997-.

Stations.   Olmsted Field, PA, 28 Jun 1935; Stout Field, IN, 21 May 1942; Kellogg Field, MI, 1 Jul 1942; Bowman Field, KY, 4 Aug 1942; Pope Field, NC, 1 Oct 1942-23 Jan 1943; Yangkai, China, 17 Feb 1943; Dinjan, India, 1 Jul 1943; Shingbwiyang, Burma, 14 Aug 1944; Dinjan, India, 1 Jun 1945; Chihkiang, China, 24 Aug 1945; Hankow, China, 25 Sep-21 Nov 1945; Camp Anza, CA, 23-24 Dec 1945.  Pope AFB, NC, 1 Jun 1992-.

Commanders.   Unkn, 28 Jun 1935-20 May 1942; Capt Sterling G. Harvey, c. 21 May 1942; Capt Robert O. Butler Jr., c. 1 Oct 1942; Maj Ralph A. Hering, 16 Oct 1942; Capt Albert E. Bivings, 19 Jan 1943; Maj Frank E. Sears Jr., 17 Feb 1943; Capt Warren D. Rose, 31 Jan 1944 (acting); Capt Eugene J. Comontofsky, 26 Feb 1944; Maj Allan L. Dickey, 1 May 1944; Maj Benjamin F. Beauman, 7 Dec 1944; Capt Ralph B. Voorhis, Apr 1945; Maj Edgar R. Owen, May-c. Nov 1945.  Lt Col Randy Honnet, 1 Jun 1992; Lt Col Jerome Macken, 23 Oct 1992; Lt Col Kent Kysar, 26 Aug 1994; Lt Col Mark W. Gibson, 24 May 1996; Lt Col Robert L. English, 6 Jun 1998; Lt Col Paul J. Montgomery, 6 Jul 1999; Lt Col Scott K. Cummings, 30 May 2001; Lt Col John R. Romero, Jun 2003; Lt Col Jeffrey G. Brown, Mar 2005; Lt Col Walter H. Ward, 15 Sep 2006-.

Aircraft.   C-27, 1935-1937; C-33, 1936-1939; including C-39 and various civilian and military modifications of DC-3 during period 1939-1941; C-47, 1942-1945; C-46, 1945.  C-130, 1992-.

Operations.   Trained transport pilots, 21 May-1 Oct 1942; airborne assault on Myitkyina, Burma, 17 May 1944; aerial transportation in China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater, 25 Feb 1943-c. Aug 1945; airlift of Chinese troops to eastern China for disarmament operations, Sep-Nov 1945. Airlift for airborne troops, 1 Jun 1992-30 Mar 1997.  Primary focus was rapid global mobility and partnership with US Army 82 Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; also provided support for the White House, US embassies in Central and South America and humanitarian relief, Apr 1997-.
Service Streamers.   World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers.   World War II: India-Burma with Arrowhead; China Defensive; Central Burma; China Offensive. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.   Distinguished Unit Citations: China, Burma, and India, [25 Feb]-31 Dec 1943; Burma, 1-29 Feb 1944; China, 5-30 Sep 1945.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 6 Jul 1992-5 Jul 1994; 31 May 1995-31 Mar 1997; 1 Jul 1998-30 Jun 2000; 1 Jul 2001-30 Jun 2002; 1 Jul 2002-31 May 2004; 1 Jun 2004-31 May 2006; 1 Jun 2006-31 May 2007.
  
Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 4 Jun 2008.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 30 May 2008.

Supersedes published information contained in: Judy G. Endicott (ed.), USAF Active Flying, Space, and Missile Squadrons as of 1 October 1995 (Washington: USGPO, 1999).

Emblem.   Approved on 5 May 1942. 
 
Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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