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2 AIRLIFT SQUADRON

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

Assignments. Middletown Air Depot, PA, 28 Jun 1935; 10th Transport (later, 10th 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); 443d Troop Carrier Group, 6 Mar 1944-24 Dec 1945. 23d Operations Group, 1 Jun 1992-.

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-.

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 CBI, 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-.

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.

Emblem. Upon a disc per bend indented Or and Azure, a Brown spear in fesse, headed Gold, winged Gules. Approved on 5 May 1942 (K 2903).







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