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322d Tactical Airlift Wing

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Active  1970–1975
Country  United States
322d Tactical Airlift Wing
Branch  United States Air Force

The 322d Tactical Airlift Wing is an inactive unit of the United States Air Force

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History

The unit was activated as the 322d Tactical Airlift Wing on 1 January 1970 at Rhein-Main Air Base West Germany, replacing the 7310th Tactical Airlift Wing.

The 322d Wing used rotational Lockheed C-130 Hercules squadrons for tactical airlift in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. In addition, the wing used C-118s and C-131s for aeromedical airlift until late 1972, then shifted to C-9As for this work, continuing aeromedical airlift operations through March 1975.

The wing utilized KC-135 (VIP equipped) to provide transportation for CINCUSAFE until early 1973, followed by KC-135B until early 1974 and by C-135C thereafter. Used VT-29 aircraft to support Air Force North, a North Atlantic Treaty Organization component.

In March 1973, the wing gained the 7th Special Operations Squadron, equipped with C-47, UH-1H, and C-130E aircraft, which was reassigned from the 26th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing at Ramstein Air Base when the 26th moved to Zweibrücken AB. All but the C-130s were transferred a few months later, to conduct unconventional warfare operations in Europe.

The wing was inactivated in June 1975 when it was replaced by the 435th Tactical Airlift Wing.

Lineage

  • Constituted as the 322d Tactical Airlift Wing on 21 November 1969
  • Activated on 1 January 1970
  • Inactivated on 30 June 1975

    Assignments

  • Seventeenth Air Force, 1 January 1970 – 30 June 1975
  • Components

    Assigned
  • 7th Special Operations Squadron: 15 March 1973 – 30 June 1976
  • 55th Aeromedical Airlift Squadron: 1 January 1970 – 31 March 1975
  • 7406th Support Squadron (later 7406th Operations Squadron: 15 November 1971 - 30 June 1974
  • 7411 Support Flight (later 7411th Operations Flight: 1 February 1972 - 1 February 1975
  • Attached C-130 rotation squadrons
  • 32d Tactical Airlift Squadron, 15 February-15 April 1975
  • 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 1 January-2 February 1970; 10 August-21 October 1970; 29 September-29 October 1971; 16 August-16 October 1974
  • 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 4 October-1 November 1970; 8 February-10 April 1971; 1 September-5 October 1972; 16 April – 25 June 1974; 15 April – 15 June 1975
  • 38th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 16 December 1974 – 15 February 1975
  • 39th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 15 December 1973 – 12 February 1974
  • 40th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 1 September-5 October 1971; 11 April – 5 June 1973
  • 41st Tactical Airlift Squadron, 12 June-11 August 1972; 11 February-13 April 1973; 11 August-12 October 1973
  • 47th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 18 February-18 March 1970, 16 June-10 August 1970, 8 December 1971 – 14 February 1972, 11 August-20 October 1972, and 16 December 1972 – 11 February 1973
  • 48th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 12 April – 11 June 1972 and 20 October-16 December 1972
  • 50th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 1 June-15 August 1974
  • 61st Tactical Airlift Squadron, 21 October-19 December 1970, 5 June-11 August 1973, 16 October-16 December 1974, 15–30 June 1975
  • 62d Tactical Airlift Squadron, 10 April – 12 June 1971
  • 347th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 2 February-13 April 1970, 12 June-12 August 1971, and 14 February-17 April 1972
  • 348th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 5 October-8 December 1971
  • 772d Tactical Airlift Squadron, 12 February-16 April 1974
  • 774th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 12 October-15 December 1973
  • 778th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 12 August-1 September 1971
  • 779th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 13 April – 16 June 1970 and 19 December 1970 – 7 February 1971
  • Bases assigned

  • Rhein-Main Air Base, West Germany 1 January 1970 – 30 June 1975
  • Aircraft

  • C-130 (1970–1975)
  • VC-131 (1973–1974)
  • UH-1 (1973)
  • C-9 (1972–1975)
  • C-135 (1972–1974)
  • VC-118 (1971–1972)
  • C-131 (1970–1975)
  • VT-29 (1970–1975)
  • VC-54 (1970)
  • C-47 Skytrain (1970–1972)
  • KC-135 (1970–1974)
  • C-118 (1970–1972)
  • References

    322d Tactical Airlift Wing Wikipedia


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