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84 Airlift Flight (AFSPC; AMC o/a 16 Apr 1997)

Lineage. Constituted 84th Troop Carrier Squadron on 15 Apr 1943. Activated on 1 May 1943. Inactivated on 15 Nov 1945. Activated in the Reserve on 12 Jun 1947. Redesignated 84th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 27 Jun 1949. Ordered to active service on 10 Aug 1950. Relieved from active duty, and inactivated, on 10 Jun 1952. Activated in the Reserve on 15 Jun 1952. Inactivated on 16 Nov 1957. Redesignated 84th Airlift Flight on 29 Oct 1993. Activated on 1 Nov 1993. 

Assignments. 437th Troop Carrier Group, 1 May 1943-15 Nov 1945. Second Air Force, 12 Jun 1947; Tenth Air Force, 1 Jul 1948; 437th Troop Carrier Group, 27 Jun 1949-10 Jun 1952. 437th Troop Carrier Group, 15 Jun 1952-16 Nov 1957. 21st Operations Group, 1 Nov 1993; scheduled to be reassigned to 458th Airlift Squadron o/a 16 Apr 1997. 

Stations. Baer Field, IN, 1 May 1943; Sedalia AAFld, MO, 8 Jun 1943; Pope Field, NC, 10 Oct 1943; Baer Field, IN, 31 Dec 1943-Jan 1944; Balderton, England, 20 Jan 1944; Ramsbury, England, 6 Feb 1944 (operated from Montala Afld, Italy, 19 Jul-23 Aug 1944); Coulommiers/Voisins, France, Feb-Jul 1945; Baer Field, IN, 15 Aug 1945; Marfa AAFld, TX, 14 Sep-15 Nov 1945. Orchard Place Aprt, IL, 12 Jun 1947; Shaw AFB, SC, 14 Aug-16 Oct 1950; Brady AB, Japan, 8 Nov 1950-10 Jun 1952. O'Hare Intl Aprt, IL, 15 Jun 1952-16 Nov 1957. Peterson AFB, CO, 1 Nov 1993-. 

Aircraft. Principally C-47, 1943-1945. C-46, 1950-1952. C-46, 1952-1957. C-21, 1993-. 

Operations. During World War II, participated in airborne assaults on Normandy, Southern France, Holland, and Germany; relief of Bastogne (Dec 1944); transportation of personnel and cargo in European and Mediterranean Theaters of Operation. Carried troops and equipment between Japan and Korea during the Korean War, and dropped paratroops at Munsan-ni, Korea in Mar 1951. Reserve training, 1952-1957. Transported personnel, Nov 1993-. 

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater. 

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern France; Southern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe. Korean War: CCF Intervention; First UN Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea Summer-Fall, 1952. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: France, [6-7] Jun 1944. Air Force 
Outstanding Unit Award: [1 Nov] 1993-30 Sep 1994. Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: 1 Jul 1951-[10 Jun 1952]. 

Date Prepared. 7 Feb 1997. 

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

Prepared by Daniel L. Haulman.