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12 Airlift Flight (ACC)

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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 12 Transport Squadron on 1 Jan 1938. Activated on 1 Dec 1940. Redesignated 12 Troop Carrier Squadron on 5 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 31 Jul 1945. Activated on 30 Sep 1946. Redesignated: 12 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 1 Jul 1948; 12 Troop Carrier Squadron, Heavy, on 5 Nov 1948; 12 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 16 Nov 1949. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 8 Jan 1961. Redesignated 12 Airlift Flight on 1 Apr 1993. Activated on 1 May 1993.

Assignments. 60 Transport (later 60 Troop Carrier) Group, 1 Dec 1940-31 Jul 1945. 60 Troop Carrier Group, 30 Sep 1946; (attached to 60 Troop Carrier Wing, 15 Nov 1956-11 Mar 1957); 60 Troop Carrier Wing, 12 Mar 1957; 322 Air Division, 25 Sep 1958-8 Jan 1961. 1 Operations Group, 1 May 1993-.

Stations. Olmsted Field, PA, 1 Dec 1940; Mitchel Field, NY, 20 May 1941; Westover Field, MA, 16 Dec 1941-20 May 1942; Chelveston, England, 10 Jun 1942; Aldermaston, England, 7 Aug 1942; Tafaraoui, Algeria, 8 Nov 1942; Relizane, Algeria, 30 Nov 1942; Thiersville, Algeria, 20 May 1943; El Djem, Tunisia, 29 Jun 1943; Gela, Sicily, 6 Sep 1943 (air echelon operated from Comiso, Sicily, 22 Oct-9 Nov 1943); Gerbini, Sicily, 9 Nov 1943; Brindisi, Italy, c. 29 Mar 1944; Pomigliano, Italy, 7 Oct 1944-May 1945; Waller Field, Trinidad, 4 Jun-31 Jul 1945. Rhein/Main AB, Germany, 30 Sep 1946; Munich, Germany, 1 Nov 1946; Templehof AB, Germany, 5 May 1947; Rhein/Main AB, Germany, 20 Jan 1948; Kaufbeuren AB, Germany, 17 Apr 1948; Wiesbaden AB, Germany, 24 Dec 1948; Rhein/Main AB, Germany, 26 Sep 1949; Wiesbaden, Germany, 20 Oct 1949; Rhein/Main AB, Germany, 7 Jul 1950; Dreux AB, France, 13 Sep 1955-8 Jan 1961. Langley AFB, VA, 1 May 1993-.

Aircraft. C-47, 1942-1945. C-47, 1946-1948; C-54, 1948-1949; C-82, 1949-1953; C-119, 1953-1960. C-21, 1993-.

Operations. During World War II, participated in airborne invasions of North Africa, Sicily, and Greece; airlifted supplies to partisans in the Balkans; and transported personnel and equipment in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations. Took part in the Berlin Airlift, 1948-1949. Provided airlift service for USAFE, 1946-1960, and for Air Combat Command, 1993-.

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Algeria-French Morocco with Arrowhead; Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; North Apennines; Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: MTO, [2 Apr]-15 Sep 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 8 Jul-10 Aug 1960; [1 May] 1993-30 Apr 1994.

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 15 Oct 1996.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 1993.

Date Prepared. 15 Oct 1996. 

Supersedes published information contained in Maurer Maurer (ed.), Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (Washington: USGPO, 1969). 

Emblem. Approved on 7 Feb 1994.

Prepared by Daniel L. Haulman.