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774 Expeditionary Airlift Squadron (ACC)

In accordance with AFI 84-105, chapter 3, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT authorized without the approval of the organization's commander.

In accordance with AFI 84-105, chapter 3, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT authorized without the approval of the organization's commander.

Lineage.   Constituted 774 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 May 1943.  Activated on 1 Aug 1943.  Redesignated 774 Bombardment Squadron, Heavy c. 29 Sep 1944.  Inactivated on 25 Sep 1945.  Redesignated 774 Troop Carrier Squadron Medium, on 1 Dec 1952.  Activated on 16 Jan 1953.  Redesignated: 774 Troop Carrier Squadron on 8 Dec 1965; 774 Tactical Airlift Squadron on 1 Aug 1967.  Inactivated on 15 Sep 1972.  Activated on 1 Aug 1973.  Inactivated on 1 Oct 1986.  Redesignated 774 Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, and converted to provisional status, on 4 Dec 2001.  Activated on 20 Apr 2002.  Inactivated on 18 Mar 2003.  Activated on 4 Oct 2004. 

Assignments.  463 Bombardment Group, 1 Aug 1943-25 Sep 1945.  463 Troop Carrier Group, 16 Jan 1953; 463 Troop Carrier (later, 463 Tactical Airlift) Wing, 25 Sep 1957 (attached to 315 Air Division, 21 Mar-19 Jun 1961; 322 Air Division, c. 15 Mar-20 Jul 1962; and Jan-Apr 1964); 405 Fighter Wing, 31 Dec 1971-15 Sep 1972.  463 Tactical Airlift Wing, 1 Aug 1973-1 Oct 1986 (attached to 322 Tactical Airlift Wing, 6 Oct-16 Dec 1973; 513 Tactical Airlift Wing, 3 Sep-16 Nov 1974; 435 Tactical Airlift Wing, 4 Aug-15 Oct 1975; 513 Tactical Airlift Wing, 3 May-7 Jul 1976; 435 Tactical Airlift Wing, 3 Jun-7 Aug 1977; 313 Tactical Airlift Group, 3 Mar-5 May 1978, 28 Sep-5 Dec 1979, 3 Feb-7 Apr 1981, 5 Apr-15 Jun 1982, 4 Aug-7 Oct 1983, 3 Dec 1984-9 Feb 1985, and 9 Apr-11 Jun 1986).  Air Combat Command to activate or inactivate anytime after 4 Dec 2001.  320 Expeditionary Operations Group, 20 Apr 2002-18 Mar 2003.  376 Expeditionary Operations Group, 4 Oct 2004; 455 Expeditionary Operations Group, 6 Jan 2006-. 

 

Stations.  Geiger Field, WA, 1 Aug 1943; Rapid City AAB, SD, Aug 1943; MacDill Field, FL, 4 Nov 1943; Lakeland AAFld, FL, 2 Jan 1944; Hampton Roads (Camp Patrick Henry), VA, 3-12 Feb 1944; Bari, Italy, 10 Mar 1944; Celone Airfield, Italy, 15 Mar 1944-25 Sep 1945.  Memphis Muni Aprt, TN, 16 Jan 1953; Ardmore AFB, OK, 10 Aug 1953; Sewart AFB, TN, 15 Dec 1958 (deployed at Clark AB, Philippines, 21 Mar-19 Jun 1961; Evreaux-Fauville AB, France, c. 15 Mar-20 Jul 1962); Langley AFB, VA, 1 Apr 1963-15 Nov 1965 (deployed at Evreaux-Fauville, France, Jan-Apr 1964); Mactan Isle Airfield, Philippines, 23 Nov 1965; Clark AB, Philippines, 15 Jul 1968-15 Sep 1972.  Dyess AFB, TX, 1 Aug 1973-1 Oct 1986 (deployed at Rhein Main AB, Germany, 6 Oct-16 Dec 1973; RAF Mildenhall, England, 3 Sep-16 Nov 1974; Rhein Main AB, Germany, 4 Aug-15 Oct 1975; RAF Mildenhall, England, 3 May-7 Jul 1976; Rhein Main AB, Germany, 3 Jun-7 Aug 1977; RAF Mildenhall, England, 3 Mar-5 May 1978, 28 Sep-5 Dec 1979, 3 Feb-7 Apr 1981, 5 Apr-15 Jun 1982, 4 Aug-7 Oct 1983, 3 Dec 1984-9 Feb 1985, and 9 Apr-11 Jun 1986).  Ali Salem, Kuwait, 20 Apr 2002-18 Mar 2003.  Bishkek Manas, Kyrgyzstan, 4 Oct 2004; Bagram AB, Afghanistan, 6 Jan 2006-. 

 

Commanders.  Capt Carroll A. L’Ecluse, Aug 1943; Maj Nolan D. Baker, Nov 1943; Capt Carroll A. L’Ecluse, Dec 1943; Maj Emerson Tolle, 27 Jan 1944; Maj Joseph Compton, Sep 1944; Capt Oren Crum, 16 Nov 1944; Lt Col Charles F. Scott Jr., 19 Nov 1944-1945.  Maj Albert C. Hegenberger, by Mar 1953; Lt Col Barrie C. Burnside, by Dec 1953; Maj Leon W. Steffy Jr., c. 1 Oct 1954; Lt Col Roland R. Jehl, Nov 1954; Maj Milburn E. Estes, May 1955; Lt Col Edwin L. Hibner, Oct 1955; Lt Col John E. Mclure, c. 2 May 1957; Maj George B. Clark, c. 25 Sep 1957; Maj Joseph G. Nellor, Jan 1958; Maj Lawrence E. Spears, 25 Jul 1958; Lt Col Oscar N. Tibbetts, by May 1959-26 Dec 1962; Unkn (manned only as paper unit, 27 Dec 1962-31 Mar 1963); Col George C. Welch, 1 Apr 1963; Lt Col Elmer H. Cryer, 1 Jul 1963; Maj Harris B. Cargill, 18 May 1965; Maj Lewis B. Senter, 24 May 1965; Lt Col Robert C. Kimble, 2 Sep 1965; Lt Col Elmer H. Cryer, 22 Sep 1965; Lt Col Robert C. Kimble, 31 May 1966; Lt Col Elmer H. Cryer, 21 Jun 1966; Lt Col Robert F. Regan, 1 Nov 1966; Lt Col Joe H. Whittington, 18 Mar 1967; Lt Col Paul L. Green, 4 Apr 1967; Col Malcolm M. MacWilliams, 1 Oct 1967; Lt Col Claude B. Dodson, 8 Dec 1967; Lt Col Donald C. Meyers, 24 Oct 1968; Lt Col Lester W. Robinson, 28 Dec 1968; Lt Col Samuel S. Palmer, 26 Oct 1969; Lt Col Lester W. Robinson, c. 1 Jan 1970; Lt Col Charles O. Hopingardner, 19 Feb 1970; Lt Col Lester W. Robinson, by May 1970; Lt Col Charles O. Hopingardner, 15 Jul 1971-15 Sep 1972.  Lt Col Floyd D. Wood, 1 Aug 1973; Lt Col Theodore M. Faurer, 26 Feb 1976; Lt Col George W. Hillyer III, 1 Mar 1977; Lt Col Lowell G. Fathera, 17 Feb 1978; Col Clifford A. Hodge, 9 Jul 1979; Lt Col Charles P. Fortenberry, 29 Dec 1981; Lt Col William B. Orellana, 19 Oct 1983; Lt Col Steven F. Tomhave, 12 Jun 1985-27 Jun 1986; none (not manned), 28 Jun-1 Oct 1986. 

 

Aircraft.  B-17, 1943-1945. C-119, 1953-1957; C-130, 1956-1962; 1963-1972.  C-130, 1973-1986.

 

Operations.  Combat in the MTO and ETO 30 Mar 1944-26 Apr 1945. Transported men and material in support of the crises in Lebanon, Jul 1958, Taiwan, Aug 1958; Berlin, Sep 1961, Cuba, Oct-Nov 1962, and Dominican Republic, Apr-Oct 1965.  Rotated aircraft and crews for combat support operations in Vietnam and Thailand, Dec 1965-Aug 1972.  Worldwide airlift, 1973-1986.

 

Service Streamers.  None

 

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern France; Southern France; North Apennines; Rhineland; Central Europe; Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater.  Global War on Terrorism: GWOT-E. 

 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None

 

Decorations.  Distinguished Unit Citations: Ploesti, Rumania, 18 May 1944; Germany, 24 Mar 1945. Meritorious Unit Awards: 1 Oct 2005-1Sep 2006; 1 Oct 2006-30 Sep 2007; 1 Oct 2007-30 Sep 2008; 1 Oct 2008-30 Sep 2009; 1 Oct 2009-30 Sep 2010; 1 Oct 2010-30 Sep 2011; 1 Oct 2011-30 Jun 2012; 1 Jul 2012-30 Jun 2013; 1 Jul 2013-30 Jun 2014; 1 Oct 2014-30 Sep 2015; 1 Oct 2015-31 Mar 2017.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with “Combat V” Device:  1 Jan 1967-31 May 1968; 1 Jun 1968-30 Jun 1969; 1 Jul 1970-31 May 1971; 1 Mar 2002-31 May 2003; 1 Jul 2004-31 May 2005.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  15 Dec 1960-1 Apr 1961; 1 Jul 1964-15 Jun 1966; 1 May 1977-15 Jul 1978; 16 Jul 1978-30 Jun 1979.  Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm:  1 Jan 1967-31 May 1971.  Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation:  21 Jul-15 Aug 1972.

 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 6 Feb 2018. 

 

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 1 Oct 1986

 

Supersedes statement prepared on 4 Dec 2001. 

 

Emblem.  Approved on 7 Dec 1973

 

Prepared by Daniel L. Haulman.