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14 AIRLIFT SQUADRON

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Lineage. Constituted 14th Transport Squadron on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 4 Dec 1940. Redesignated 14th Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 31 Jul 1945. Activated on 30 Sep 1946. Redesignated: 14th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 1 Jul 1948; 14th Troop Carrier Squadron, Heavy, on 15 Aug 1948; 14th Military Airlift Squadron on 8 Jan 1966; 14th Airlift Squadron on 1 Jan 1992.

Assignments. 61st Transport (later, 61st Troop Carrier) Group, 4 Dec 1940-31 Jul 1945. 61st Troop Carrier Group, 30 Sep 1946 (attached to 62d Troop Carrier Group, 5 Dec 1950-16 Nov 1951); 63d Troop Carrier Group, 8 Oct 1959; 63d Troop Carrier (later, 63d Military Airlift) Wing, 18 Jan 1963; 63d Military Airlift Group, 1 Oct 1978; 63d Military Airlift Wing, 1 Jul 1980; 63d Operations Group, 1 Jan 1992; 437th Operations Group, 1 Apr 1992-.

Stations. Duncan Field, TX, 4 Dec 1940; Augusta GA, 12 Jul 1941; Pope Field, NC, 24 May 1942; Lockbourne, OH, 10 Sep 1942; Dalhart AAFld, TX, 9 Oct 1942; Pope Field, NC, 27 Feb-1 May 1943; Lourmel, Algeria, 14 May 1943; Kairouan, Tunisia, Jun 1943; Licata, Sicily, 6 Sep 1943; Sciacca, Sicily, 6 Oct 1943-12 Feb 1944; Barkston, England, 18 Feb 1944; Abbeville, France, 13 Mar-19 May 1945; Waller Field, Trinidad, 29 May-31 Jul 1945. Eschborn AB, Germany, 30 Sep 1946; Rhein-Main AB, Germany, c. 15 Jan 1947-21 Jul 1950; McChord AFB, WA, 26 Jul 1950-16 Nov 1951; Tachikawa AB, Japan, 16 Nov 1951-1 Dec 1952; Larson AFB, WA, 1 Dec 1952; Donaldson AFB, SC, 25 Aug 1954; Hunter AFB, GA, 1 Apr 1963; Norton AFB, CA, 1 Apr 1967; Charleston AFB, SC, 1 Apr 1992-.

Aircraft. C-33, 1941; C-39, 1941-1942; C-47, 1942-1945. C-47, 1946-1948; C-54, 1948-1952; C-124, 1952-1967; C-141, 1967-.

Operations. World War II: Included airborne assaults on Sicily, Normandy, Holland, and Germany; aerial transportation in MTO and ETO. Berlin Airlift, 1948-1949. Korea: Aerial transportation from US to Japan and between Japan and Korea, 16 Nov 1951-1 Dec 1952. Worldwide airlift beginning 1953. Aerial transport missions to Southeast Asia, 1966-1973, and evacuation of South Vietnam, Apr-Jun 1975. Supported operations in Grenada, Oct-Nov 1983; Panama, Dec 1989-Jan 1990; and Southwest Asia, Aug 1990-Dec 1991.

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Central Europe. Korea: UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea Summer-Fall, 1952.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. Panama, 1989-1990.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Sicily, 11 Jul 1943; France, [6-7] Jun 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1957-10 Dec 1962; 1 Jul 1968-30 Jun 1969; 1 Jul 1970-30 Jun 1971; 1 Jun 1978-31 May 1980; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1983; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1987; 1 Jan 1990-30 Apr 1991. Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: [16 Nov 1951-1 Dec 1952]. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-28 Jan 1973.

Emblem. On a Blue disc fimbriated White bordered Yellow, a caricatured troop-carrying pelican in flight, bendsinisterwise, Light Blue and White, wings slotted to represent ailerons, beak Orange, having three windows and a door, from which two paratroopers proper, have emerged and are floating earthward in lower base. Approved on 28 Dec 1942 (K&KE 2894).







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