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313 Airlift Squadron (AFRC)

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.

Lineage. Constituted as 313 Troop Carrier Squadron on 23 Oct 1943. Activated on 1 Nov 1943. Inactivated on 7 Sep 1946. Redesignated as 313 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 10 May 1949. Activated in the Reserve on 27 Jun 1949. Ordered to active duty on 1 Apr 1951. Inactivated on 2 Apr 1951. Redesignated as 313 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 26 May 1952. Activated in the Reserve on 13 Jun 1952. Redesignated as 313 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 1 Sep 1957. Ordered to active duty on 28 Oct 1962. Relieved from active duty on 28 Nov 1962. Redesignated as: 313 Tactical Airlift Squadron on 1 Jul 1967; 313 Military Airlift Squadron (Associate) on 25 Jul 1968; 313 Airlift Squadron (Associate) on 1 Feb 1992; 313 Airlift Squadron on 1 Oct 1994.
 
Assignments. 349 Troop Carrier Group, 1 Nov 1943-7 Sep 1946. 349 Troop Carrier Group, 27 Jun 1949-2 Apr 1951. 349 Fighter-Bomber (later, 349 Troop Carrier) Group, 13 Jun 1952; 349 Troop Carrier Wing, 14 Apr 1959; 939 Troop Carrier (later, 939 Tactical Airlift; 939 Military Airlift) Group, 11 Feb 1963; 446 Military Airlift (later, 446 Airlift) Wing, 1 Jul 1973; 446 Operations Group, 1 Aug 1992-.
 
Stations. Sedalia AAFld, MO, 1 Nov 1943; Alliance AAFld, NE, 20 Jan 1944; Pope Field, NC, 11 Mar 1944; Baer Field, IN, 7-15 Mar 1945; Barkston, England, 3 Apr 1945; Roye/Amy Airfield, France, 18 Apr-13 Jul 1945; Bergstrom Field, TX, 17 Sep 1945-7 Sep 1946. Hamilton AFB, CA, 27 Jun 1949-2 Apr 1951. Hamilton AFB, CA, 13 Jun 1952; Hill AFB, UT, 14 Oct 1955; Portland Intl Aprt, OR, 16 Nov 1957; McChord AFB (later, Joint Base Lewis-McChord), WA, 25 Jul 1968-.
 
Commanders. 1Lt Mathieu T. Slater, 1 Dec 1943; Capt William H. Corwin, 4 Dec 1943-1945; Unkn, Oct 1945-7 Sep 1946. Unkn, 27 Jun 1949-2 Apr 1951. Unkn, 13 Jun 1952-Jun 1955; Lt Col Henry L. Knoll, by Jun 1955; Lt Col Benton M. Clay, by Dec 1955; Lt Col Gilbert G. Tipton, by Dec 1957; Col Vernon E. Acker, by Jun 1959; Lt Col Leonard E. Ranton, by Jun 1963; Lt Col Herbert F. Mellor, by Dec 1963; Lt Col Edmund G. Hepner, 18 Oct 1970; Lt Col Donald G. Turner, by Sep 1971; Lt Col Howard H. Bauer, by 1 Jul 1973; Lt Col Lawrence D. Luedke, by Jun 1975; Lt Col Nile E. Woltman, 15 Oct 1975; Lt Col Lawrence D. Luedke, by Dec 1977; Lt Col Theodore M. Tochterman, 14 Dec 1981; Lt Col Ronald P. Huffman, 5 Jul 1983; Lt Col George H. Suter, 4 Feb 1985; Lt Col Robert A. Stewart, 1 May 1986; Lt Col William E. Thomlinson, 18 Nov 1989; Lt Col Charles P. Little, 17 Aug 1992; Lt Col Bruce K. McRae, 16 Oct 1993; Lt Col Roger S. Parsons, 21 Jun 1997-unkn; Lt Col Eric Newhouse, 1 Jan 2006; Lt Col Richard O. Grayson, May 2008; Lt Col Tony Angello, Oct 2011-.
 
Aircraft. Principally C-53, 1943-1944; C-47, 1944, 1945-1946; C-46, 1944-1946. C-46, 1949-1951; T-7, 1949-1951; T-11, 1949-1951. T-6, 1952-1954; F-51, 1952-1954; T-33, 1953-1956; F-80, 1954-1956; F-84, 1956-1957; C-46, 1957-1958; C-119, 1958-1968; C-141, 1968-1996; C-17, 1996-.
 
Operations. Aerial transportation in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) during World War II. Trained in the Reserve for troop carrier operations, 1949-1951, and for fighter-bomber missions, 1952-1957. Returned to Reserve troop carrier operations in 1957. Active duty during Cuban Missile Crisis, Oct-Nov 1962. Since 1968, has trained for and flown strategic airlift missions, including special assignment, channel, and humanitarian airlift missions.
 
Service Streamers. World War II: American Theater; EAME Theater.
 
Campaign Streamers. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.
 
Decorations. Meritorious Unit Awards: 1 Oct 2005-30 Sep 2006; 1 Oct 2006-30 Sep 2007. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 23 Dec 1964-22 Jan 1965; 1 Jul 1969-30 Jun 1970; 1 Jul 1973-30 Jun 1974; 1 Sep 1982-31 Aug 1984; 1 Aug 1990-31 Jul 1992. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 25 Jul 1969-28 Jan 1973.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 19 Nov 2012.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Oct 2011.

Supersedes statement prepared on 7 Feb 2001.

Emblem. Approved on 23 May 1984.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.