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19th Military Airlift Squadron

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Active  1952–1969
Type  Airlift
Country  United States
19th Military Airlift Squadron
Branch  United States Air Force

The 19th Military Airlift Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the 62d Military Airlift Wing, Military Airlift Command, stationed at McChord Air Force Base, Washington. It was inactivated on 22 December 1969.



It was established in 1952 as a Headquarters. Air Force Logistics Command-controlled logistics squadron. Its mission was to provide worldwide airlift of nuclear weapons and related equipment, with a secondary mission to airlift other Department of Defense cargo as required when space was available. It was inactivated in 1965 with inactivation of storage sites.

It became a Military Air Transport Service (later Military Airlift Command) C-124 Globemaster II strategic transport squadron flying worldwide airlift operations. It was inactivated in 1969 with the retirement of the C-124.


  • Established as 19th Logistic Support Squadron, 1 September 1952
  • Activated on 23 September 1952 Redesignated as 19th Air Transport Squadron on 1 January 1965 Redesignated as 19th Military Airlift Squadron on 8 January 1966
  • Inactivated on 22 December 1969
  • Assignments

  • 3079th Aviation Depot Wing, 23 September 1952
  • 62d Air Transport Wing (later 62d Military Airlift Wing), 1 January 1965 – 22 December 1969
  • Stations

  • Kelly Air Force Base, Texas, 23 September 1952 – 22 December 1969
  • Aircraft

  • Douglas C-124 Globemaster II 1952–1969
  • References

    19th Military Airlift Squadron Wikipedia