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95 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 95 Troop Carrier Squadron on 25 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Inactivated on 18 Oct 1945. Activated in the Reserve on 9 Apr 1947. Redesignated as 95 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 27 Jun 1949. Ordered to Active Service on 1 May 1951. Inactivated on 4 May 1951. Redesignated as 95 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 26 May 1952. Activated in the Reserve on 15 Jun 1952. Redesignated as 95 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 8 Sep 1957. Ordered to Active Service on 28 Oct 1962. Relieved from Active Duty on 28 Nov 1962. Redesignated as: 95 Tactical Airlift Squadron on 1 Jul 1967; 95 Airlift Squadron on 1 Feb 1992.
 
Assignments. 440 Troop Carrier Group, 1 Jul 1943-18 Oct 1945. Second Air Force, 9 Apr 1947; 440 Troop Carrier Group, 3 Sep 1947-4 May 1951. 440 Fighter-Bomber (later, 440 Troop Carrier) Group, 15 Jun 1952; 440 Troop Carrier Wing, 14 Apr 1959; 933 Troop Carrier (later, 933 Tactical Airlift) Group, 11 Feb 1963; 440 Tactical Airlift (later, 440 Airlift) Wing, 1 Sep 1975; 440 Operations Group, 1 Aug 1992-.
 
Stations. Baer Field, IN, 1 Jul 1943; Sedalia AAFld, MO, 9 Jul 1943; Alliance AAFld, NE, 7 Sep 1943; Pope Field, NC, 4 Jan 1944; Baer Field, IN, 14-21 Feb 1944; Bottesford, England, 8 Mar 1944; Exeter, England, 26 Apr 1944 (operated from Ombrone Airfield, Italy, 18 Jul-24 Aug 1944); Reims, France, 13 Sep 1944; Le Mans, France, 28 Sep 1944; Orleans, France, 4 Nov 1944-18 Oct 1945. Wold-Chamberlain Field, MN, 9 Apr 1947-4 May 1951. Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl Aprt, MN, 15 Jun 1952; General Mitchell Field (later, General Billy Mitchell Field; General Mitchell Intl Aprt; General Mitchell IAP-ARS), WI, 16 Nov 1957; Pope AFB (later, Pope Army Air Field), NC, 10 Jun 2007-.
 
Commanders. Lt Col Irvin G. Anderson, 1 Jul 1943; unkn, Aug-18 Oct 1945. Unkn, 9 Apr 1947-Jul 1950; Maj Alfred F. Hein, by Aug 1950-4 May 1951. Unkn, 15 Jun 1952-Jul 1953; Maj R. L. Callaway, by Aug 1953; Lt Col William B. Spengler, 14 Nov 1957; Col Earl W. Steinke, 16 Apr 1963; Lt Col Donald Haase, 21 Dec 1968; Lt Col Henry R. Schieble, 25 Mar 1970; Lt Col Robert D. Hoffman, Feb 1972; Lt Col Francis T. Schmitz, 21 Jan 1973; Lt Col Douglas B. Phillips, by Dec 1974; Lt Col Donald W. Carll, Sep 1978; Col William H. Roewer, by Nov 1981; Lt Col Ross R. Bowen, by Oct 1984; Col Heinz F. Poellet, 7 Feb 1987; Lt Col Robert S. Rick, by Feb 1988; Lt Col Henry J. Liebeck, 20 Jan 1990; Lt Col George W. Kohn, 7 Nov 1992; Lt Col Kevin M. Wentworth, 20 Aug 1994; Lt Col Michael J. Byers, 1 Jan 1996; unkn, 13 Jan-28 Feb 1998; Lt Col James D. Webb, 1 Mar 1998; Lt Col Peter C. Maynard, 3 Oct 1998-.
 
Aircraft. Principally C-47, 1943-1945. C-46, 1947-1951; T-11, 1949-1951; T-6, 1949-1950; T-7, 1950. T-6, 1952-1955; C-46, 1952-1957; F-51, 1953-1954; TF-51, 1954; T-33, 1954-1957; F-80, 1954-1957; C-47, 1955; TC-47, 1955-1957; C-119, 1957-1971; C-130, 1971-.
 
Operations. Airborne assaults on Normandy, Southern France, Holland, and Germany; relief of Bastogne; transportation of cargo and personnel in European and Mediterranean theaters of operation (ETO and MTO) during World War II. Trained in the Reserve for airlift missions, 1952-1957; for fighter-bomber operations, 1952-1957; and reverted in 1957 to an airlift mission. Flew airlift missions worldwide, including to Southeast Asia during the Vietnam conflict and to Southwest Asia during the Gulf War. Participated in training exercises, some involving the dropping or landing of airborne troops, and flew numerous humanitarian airlift missions. Supported Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, 2003-2005. Provided Hurricanes Katrina and Rita relief, 2005.
 
Service Streamers. None.
 
Campaign Streamers. World War II: Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern France; Southern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.
 
Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: France, [6-7] Jun 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Oct 1985-30 Sep 1987; 1 Oct 1990-30 Sep 1992; 2 Oct 1992-2 Oct 1993; 1 Jun 1997-30 Sep 1998; 1 Aug 2003-31 Jul 2005. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 14 Feb 1968-6 Nov 1972.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 17 Aug 2011.

Commanders through 30 Sep 2001, Aircraft, and Operations through Aug 2011.

Supersedes statement prepared on 31 Jul 2001.

Emblem. Approved on 5 Jan 1961; newest rendition approved on 6 Feb 2008.
 
Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Approved by Daniel Haulman.