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35 Flying Training Squadron

Lineage. Constituted 35th Transport Squadron on 2 Feb 1942. Activated on 14 Feb 1942. Redesignated 35th Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 31 Jul 1945. Redesignated 35th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 3 Jul 1952. Activated on 14 Jul 1952. Inactivated on 21 Jul 1954. Activated on 20 Dec 1962. Organized on 8 Jan 1963. Redesignated: 35th Troop Carrier Squadron on 8 Dec 1965; 35th Tactical Airlift Squadron on 1 Aug 1967. Inactivated on 31 Mar 1971. Redesignated 35th Flying Training Squadron on 14 Apr 1972. Activated on 1 Oct 1972.

Assignments. 315th Transport Group, 14 Feb 1942; 64th Transport (later, 64th Troop Carrier) Group, 9 Jun 1942-31 Jul 1945. 64th Troop Carrier Group, 14 Jul 1952-21 Jul 1954. Pacific Air Forces, 20 Dec 1962; 315th Air Division, 8 Jan 1963; 374th Troop Carrier (later, 374th Tactical Airlift) Wing, 8 Aug 1966-31 Mar 1971. 64th Flying Training Wing, 1 Oct 1972; 64th Operations Group, 15 Dec 1991-.

Stations. Olmsted Field, PA, 14 Feb 1942; Westover Field, MA, 8 Jun-31 Jul 1942; Ramsbury, England, 18 Aug-Nov 1942 (operated from Casablanca, French Morocco, 14 Nov-Dec 1942); Blida, Algeria, c. 12 Dec 1942 (operated from Telergma, Algeria, 4 Jan-21 Mar 1943); Kairouan, Tunisia, 28 Jun 1943; El Djem, Tunisia, 26 Jul 1943; Comiso, Sicily, 7 Sep 1943 (operated from bases in India, Apr-Jun 1944); Ciampino, Italy, 8 Jul 1944 (operated from Istres, France, 6 Sep-11 Oct 1944); Rosignano Airfield, Italy, 9 Jan-23 May 1945; Waller Field, Trinidad, 4 Jun-31 Jul 1945. Donaldson AFB, SC, 14 Jul 1952-21 Jul 1954. Naha AB, Okinawa, 8 Jan 1963-31 Mar 1971. Reese AFB, TX, 1 Oct 1972-.

Aircraft. C-47, 1942-1945. C-82, 1952-1953; C-119, 1953-1954. C-130, 1963-1971. T-37, 1972-.

Operations. During World War II, included airborne assaults on Sicily and Southern France; support for partisans in northern Italy, Jan-May 1945; aerial transportation in MTO, and briefly in CBI. Transported cargo and personnel in the Far East and Southeast Asia, 1963-1971. Undergraduate pilot training, 1972-.

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; Southern France; North Apennines; Po Valley; India-Burma.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: CBI Theater, 7 Apr-15 Jun 1944. Presidential Unit Citation: Southeast Asia, 8 Aug 1967-7 Aug 1968. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1964-30 Apr 1966; 8 Aug 1966-7 Aug 1967; 1 Jan 1974-31 Dec 1975; 30 Apr 1981-29 Apr 1983; 30 Apr 1983-31 Dec 1984; 1 Jan 1985-31 Mar 1986; 1 Apr 1987-31 Mar 1989; 1 Apr 1988-31 Mar 1990. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 8 Aug 1966-31 Mar 1971.

Emblem. Azure, two ribbons barbed, each arcing from base doubled in chief braced and arcing back to base Or, between five mullets one, two, Or, and two Argent. Approved on 20 Feb 1973 (KE 48987); replaced emblem approved on 15 Jul 1954 (150593 A.C.).