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42 Expeditionary Airlift Squadron (USAFE)

Lineage. Constituted 42 Transport Squadron on 17 Apr 1942. Activated on 2 May 1942. Redesignated 42 Troop Carrier Squadron on 5 Jul 1942. Disbanded on 14 Apr 1944. Reconstituted, and redesignated 42 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium (Special) on 6 Sep 1956. Activated on 25 Oct 1956. Inactivated on 8 Dec 1957. Redesignated 42 Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, and converted to provisional status, on 6 Nov 2007. Activated on 1 Oct 2008. 

Assignments. Eleventh Air Force, 2 May 1942 (attached to XI Air Force Service Command [Provisional], 21 Jun-8 Aug 1942); XI Air Force Service Command, 8 Aug 1942 (attached to Eleventh Air Force Troop Carrier Group, 1 Jul 1943-6 Mar 1944); 60 Troop Carrier Wing, 6 Mar-14 Apr 1944. Third Air Force, 25 Oct 1956-8 Dec 1957. 404 Air Expeditionary Group, 1 Oct 2008-. 

Stations. Elmendorf Field, AK, 2 May 1942-18 Feb 1944; Lawson Field, GA, 6 Mar-14 Apr 1944. RAF Molesworth, England, 25 Oct 1956; RAF Alconbury, England, 31 May-8 Dec 1957. Ramstein AB, Germany, 1 Oct 2008-. 

Commanders. Maj Phillip T. Durfee, 2 May 1942; Maj Henry P. King, 25 Aug 1942; Maj Guy G. Kintner, 10 Feb 1943; Capt Jack F. Scavenius, 29 Jun 1943; Maj Luther B. Matthews, 3 Feb 1944; Capt Henry J. Dodson, 1-14 Apr 1944. Unkn, 25 Oct 1956-8 Dec 1957. Maj Jason W. Havel, 1 Oct 2008-. 

Aircraft. C-47, 1942-1944; C-53, 1944. C-119, 1956-1957; C-54, 1956-1957; SA-16, 1956-1957. C-130, 2008-. 

Operations. Transported personnel and supplies to the Aleutian Islands, May 1942-Feb 1944. Served as a replacement training unit and participated in maneuvers, Mar-Apr 1944. Participated in airlift operations in the African Command AOR (area of responsibility). 

Service Streamers. None. 

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Aleutian Islands. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. None.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, Commanders, and Honors through 17 Nov 2008. 

Aircraft, and Operations through Dec 1957. 

Emblem. None on file. Squadron may design and request approval of an emblem in accordance with AFI 84-105, Chapter 3. 

Prepared by Daniel L. Haulman. 

Reviewed by Patsy Robertson.