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89 OPERATIONS GROUP (AMC)

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Lineage. Established as 89 Transport Group on 19 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Feb 1942. Redesignated as 89 Troop Carrier Group on 4 Jul 1942. Disestablished on 14 Apr 1944. Reestablished, and redesignated as 89 Troop Carrier Group, Medium, on 10 May 1949. Activated in the Reserve on 27 Jun 1949. Ordered to active service on 1 May 1951. Inactivated on 10 May 1951. Redesignated as 89 Fighter-Bomber Group on 26 May 1952. Activated in the Reserve on 14 Jun 1952. Inactivated on 16 Nov 1957. Redesignated as: 89 Tactical Fighter Group on 31 Jul 1985; 89 Operations Group on 1 Jul 1991. Activated on 12 Jul 1991.

Assignments. Air Force Combat Command, 1 Feb 1942; 50 Transport (later, 50 Troop Carrier) Wing, 30 Apr 1942; 53 Troop Carrier Wing, 3 Nov 1942; I Troop Carrier Command, 24 Dec 1942; 61 Troop Carrier Wing, 26 Feb-14 Apr 1944. 89 Troop Carrier Wing, Medium, 27 Jun 1949-10 May 1951. 89 Fighter-Bomber Wing, 14 Jun 1952-16 Nov 1957. 89 Airlift Wing, 12 Jul 1991-.
 
Operational Components. Squadrons. 1 Airlift: 12 Jul 1991-. 1 Helicopter: 12 Jul 1991-22 Jun 2006. 24 Transport (later, 24 Troop Carrier; 24 Fighter-Bomber): 1 Feb 1942-14 Apr 1944; 27 Jun 1949-10 May 1951; 14 Jun 1952-16 Nov 1957. 25 Transport (later, 25 Troop Carrier; 25 Fighter-Bomber): 1 Feb 1942-14 Apr 1944; 27 Jun 1949-10 May 1951; 14 Jun 1952-1 Jul 1957. 26 Transport (later, 26 Troop Carrier; 26 Fighter-Bomber): 1 Feb 1942-14 Apr 1944; 27 Jun 1949-10 May 1951; 14 Jun 1952-16 Nov 1957. 27 Transport: 1 Feb-15 Jun 1942. 28 Transport: 1 Feb-19 May 1942. 30 Transport (later, 30 Troop Carrier): 15 Jun 1942-14 Apr 1944; 27 Jun 1949-10 May 1951. 31 Transport (later, 31 Troop Carrier): 15 Jun 1942-14 Apr 1944. 99 Airlift: 12 Jul 1991-. 457 Airlift: 1 Apr 1993-1 Apr 1995.
 
Stations. Daniel Field, GA, 1 Feb 1942; Harding Field, LA, 8 Mar 1942; Camp Williams, WI, 20 Jun 1942; Sedalia AAB, MO, 8 Sep 1942; Del Valle (later, Bergstrom) Field, TX, 14 Dec 1942-14 Apr 1944. Laurence G. Hanscom Field, MA, 27 Jun 1949-10 May 1951. Laurence G. Hanscom Field, MA, 14 Jun 1952-16 Nov 1957. Andrews AFB, MD, 12 Jul 1991-.
 
Commanders. Capt. William C. Allen, 1 Feb 1942; Col Julian M. Chappell, 8 Apr 1942; Lt Col Ralph J. Gibbons, 4 Apr 1943-14 Apr 1944. Unkn, 27 Jun 1949-10 May 1951. Lt Col George S. Wemyss, by Sep 1953-unkn; Lt Col Charles L. Collins, by May 1956-unkn. Col John D. Hopper Jr., 12 Jul 1991; Col William Stevens, 4 Aug 1992; Col Cameron M. Crawford, 9 Jul 1993; Col Duncan J. McNabb, 2 Jun 1995; Col Randall Larsen, 3 Jul 1996; Col Brooks L. Bash, 15 Jul 1998; Lt Col John Ball, 21 Jan 2000; Col David S. Fadok, 12 May 2000; Col Mark F. Ramsay, 13 Jul 2001; Col John R. Ranck Jr., 15 Aug 2003; Col James Pavlisin, 17 Feb 2004; Col John D. Zazworsky Jr., 14 Sep 2005; Col James S. Wolcott, 22 May 2007; Col Monty R. Perry, 4 Jun 2009-.
 
Aircraft. DC-3 (probably as military versions C-49, C-50, and C-53), 1942-1943; C-47, 1943-1944. C-45, 1949-1950; C-46, 1949-1951; T-6, 1949-1950; T-7, 1949-1951; T-11, 1949-1951. T-6, 1952-1954; T-11, 1952; F-51, 1952-1954; C-46, 1952, 1956-1957; T-28, 1953-1956; T-33, 1953-1957; F-80, 1953-1957; C-45, 1955-1957; TC-47, 1955-1957; F-86, 1957; C-119, 1957. C-135, 1991-1992; VC-135, 1991-1992; VC-137 (later, C-137), 1991-2001; VC/C-9, 1991-2005; UH-1, 1991-2006; C-12, 1991-1993; C-20, 1991-; VC-25, 1991-2001; C-21, 1993-1997; C-32, 1998-; C-37, 1998-; C-40, 2002-.

Operations. Provided transition training for pilots, 1942-1944. Trained replacement crews, Mar-Apr 1944. Trained in the Reserve for troop carrier operations, Jun 1949-May 1951. Briefly called into active service in May 1951 to provide personnel to other units during the Korean War. Trained in the Reserve for fighter-bomber operations, Jun 1952-Nov 1957. Since Jul 1991, managed airlift operations of the 89 Airlift Wing. Airlifted high U.S. government officials, including the President, and foreign dignitaries as needed. Participated in humanitarian airlift missions and transported personnel returning from war in Southwest Asia. Frequently participated in humanitarian missions at home and abroad. Provided transport for personnel and supplies to Southwest Asia, 1990-1991. In 1991, airlifted home 20 former prisoners of war from Iraqi captivity.

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: [12] Jul 1991-30 Jun 1992; 1 Jul 1992-30 Jun 1994; 1 Jul 1994-30 Jun 1996; 1 Jul 1996-30 Jun 1998; 1 Jul 1998-30 Jun 2000; 1 Jul 2000-30 Jun 2002; 1 Jul 2002-30 Jun 2004; 1 Jul 2004-30 Jun 2005; 1 Jul 2005-30 Jun 1006; 1 Jul 2006-30 Jun 2007; 1 Jul 2007-30 Jun 2008; 1 Jul 2008-30 Jun 2009.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, Commanders, Aircraft, and Honors through 16 Jul 2010.

Emblem. Group will use the wing emblem with the group designation in the scroll.

Supersedes statement prepared on 1 Sep 2005.

Prepared by Robert B. Kane.

Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.







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