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19 AIRLIFT SQUADRON

Posted 1/4/2008 Printable Fact Sheet

Lineage. Constituted 19th Transport Squadron on 22 Nov 1940. Activated on 1 Jan 1941. Redesignated 19th Troop Carrier Squadron on 5 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 26 Aug 1948. Redesignated 19th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 23 May 1952. Activated on 10 Jun 1952. Inactivated on 18 Jan 1955. Consolidated (1 Apr 1992) with the 1403d Military Airlift Squadron, which was designated, and activated, on 1 Aug 1984. Redesignated 19th Airlift Squadron on 1 Apr 1992.

Assignments. Hawaiian (later, Seventh) Air Force, 1 Jan 1941; VI Air Service Area Command, 15 Aug 1944; AAF, Middle Pacific, 15 Dec 1945; Pacific Air Command, 1 Jan 1946; 403d Troop Carrier Group, 31 May 1946; 374th Troop Carrier Group, 15 Oct 1946; Seventh Air Force (later, Pacific Air Command), 1 Jan 1947; Ninth Air Force, 17-26 Aug 1948 (attached to Airlift Task Force [Prov], Jul-26 Aug 1948). 315th Troop Carrier Group, 10 Jun 1952-18 Jan 1955. 316th Tactical Airlift Group, 1 Aug 1984; 374th Tactical Airlift Wing, 1 Oct 1989; 316th Airlift Support Group, 1 Apr 1992; 374th Operations Group, 1 Jun 1992; 60th Operations Group, 1 Oct 1993-.

Stations. Hickam Field, TH, 1 Jan 1941; John Rogers Aprt, TH, 29 May 1942; Hickam Field, TH, 1946; Bergstrom AFB, TX, 17-26 Aug 1948 (detachment operated from Rhein-Main AB, Germany, 2 Jul-26 Aug 1948). Brady AB, Japan, 10 Jun 1952-18 Jan 1955. Yokota AB, Japan, 1 Aug 1984-1 Oct 1993; Travis AFB, CA, 1 Oct 1993-.

Aircraft. C-33, 1941-1942; C-53, 1942-1945; C-57, 1943-1946; C-47, 1943-1946; C-45, 1944-1946; C-54, 1946-1948; C-46, 1946-1948. C-46, 1952-1954. C-12, 1984-; C-21, 1985-.

Operations. Aerial transportation in the Hawaiian Islands and to forward bases in the Pacific during World War II; during the Berlin Airlift, Jul-Aug 1948; and between Japan and Korea, 10 Jun 1952-27 Jul 1953. Provided intratheater airlift for high-ranking PACAF and civilian officials and small mission-essential equipment, 1984-1993.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Central Pacific; Eastern Mandates; Western Pacific. Korea: Korea Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea, Summer 1953.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Aug 1984-30 Jun 1985; 1 Jul 1987-30 Jun 1989. Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: [10 Jun 1952]-27 Jul 1953.

Emblem. On a disc per fess debased, border Black, a stylized White cargo aircraft, edged Black, flying into sky portion of Ultramarine Blue, charged with the Southern Cross constellation White, all over the Golden Yellow moon rising, flecked with clouds of Grey and Yellow, behind Black silhouette outline of islands and palm trees resting on Dark Blue water segment in base, marked with Golden Yellow moon rays. Approved on 5 Jun 1953 (K 7070) as modification of emblem approved on 30 May 1944 (28653 A.C.); reinstated on 4 Oct 1993 to replace emblem approved on 26 Jun 1986.







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