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3 AIRLIFT SQUADRON

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Lineage. Constituted 3d Air Corps Ferrying Squadron on 18 Feb 1942. Activated on 7 Mar 1942. Redesignated 3d Transport Squadron on 24 Mar 1943. Disbanded on 1 Dec 1943. Reconstituted, and redesignated 3d Air Transport Squadron, Heavy, on 20 Jun 1952. Activated on 20 Jul 1952. Redesignated: 3d Military Airlift Squadron on 8 Jan 1966; 3d Airlift Squadron on 1 Dec 1991.

Assignments. 1st Ferrying (later, 1st Transport) Group, 7 Mar 1942-1 Dec 1943. 1703d Air Transport Group, 20 Jul 1952; 1700th Air Transport Group, 18 Jun 1957; 1608th Air Transport Wing, 24 Nov 1957; 1608th Air Transport Group, 18 Jun 1958; 1608th Air Transport Wing, 18 Jan 1963; 437th Military Airlift Wing, 8 Jan 1966; 436th Military Airlift Wing, 1 Aug 1973; 436th Operations Group, 1 Dec 1991-.

Stations. Pope Field, NC, 7 Mar 1942; Charleston SC, 17-19 Mar 1942; Karachi, India, 15 May 1942; New Malir Cantonment, India, 17 May 1942; Chabua, India, 1 Aug 1942-1 Dec 1943. Brookley AFB, AL, 20 Jul 1952; Charleston AFB, SC, 18 Jun 1958; Dover AFB, DE, 1 Aug 1973-.

Aircraft. C-46, 1942-1943. C-124, 1952-1965; C-74, 1955; C-141, 1965-1970; C-5, 1970-.

Operations. Air transport in CBI, 17 May 1942-1 Dec 1943. Began worldwide airlift in 1952. Flew missions to Southeast Asia, 1965-1973. Supported operations in Grenada, 24 Oct-18 Dec 1983; Panama, 19 Dec 1989-14 Jan 1990; and Southwest Asia, Aug 1990-Jul 1991.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: India-Burma; China Defensive. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan 1963-1 Feb 1964; 11 Jul 1966-10 Jul 1967; 11 Jul 1967-10 Jul 1968; 11 Jul 1968-12 Jun 1969; 13 Jun 1969-12 Jun 1970; 1 Jul 1972-30 Jun 1973; 13 Oct-14 Nov 1973; 1 Jan 1974-30 Apr 1975; 1 May 1975-31 May 1976; 1 Jun 1976-31 May 1978; 1 Jun 1978-31 May 1979; 1 Jun 1981-31 May 1982; 1 Jun 1982-31 May 1984. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-28 Jan 1970.

Emblem. On a Blue disc bordered Blue, a Golden Yellow sun issuing from dexter (right), radials Blue, the perimeter surmounted by a White lighting flash arched; in chief three small White stars forming "Orion's Belt"; in sinister (left) one (1) large White star "Sirius"; over all a Golden crown trimmed Red, lined Blue with highlights White, outlines and details Blue. MOTTO: SAFE, SWIFT, SURE. Approved on 31 Jul 1959 (K 11378).







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