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52d Airlift Squadron

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Active  1942–2009
Type  Airlift
Country  United States
52d Airlift Squadron
Branch  United States Air Force

The 52d Airlift Squadron is a Regular Component United States Air Force unit. Its currently assigned to the 19th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, but is based at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. There, the squadron flies and maintains aircraft with the Air Force Reserve's 302d Airlift Wing.

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Lineage

  • Constituted as 52d Transport Squadron on 30 May 1942
  • Activated on 15 June 1942 Redesignated as 52d Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 July 1942 Disbanded on 14 April 1944
  • Reconstituted, and redesignated 52d Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 10 May 1949
  • Activated in the Reserve on 27 June 1949 Ordered to active service on 1 May 1951 Inactivated on 9 May 1951
  • Redesignated 52d Troop Carrier Squadron, Heavy, on 19 March 1953
  • Activated on 20 June 1953 Redesignated as: 52d Military Airlift Squadron on 8 January 1966 Inactivated on 8 February 1969
  • Activated on 1 June 1988
  • Redesignated as 52d Airlift Squadron on 1 January 1992 Inactivated on 30 September 1992
  • Activated on 1 May 1994
  • Inactivated on 27 September 1997
  • Activated on 3 October 2009 as an active associate squadron with the Air Force Reserve's 302d Airlift Wing
  • Assignments

  • 63d Transport (later, 63d Troop Carrier) Group, 15 June 1942 – 14 April 1944
  • 63d Troop Carrier Group, 27 June 1949 – 9 May 1951
  • 63d Troop Carrier Group, 20 June 1953
  • Attached for operational control to 322d Air Division, c. 29 January-c. 1 August 1960 and c. January 1962
  • 63d Troop Carrier (later, 63d Military Airlift) Wing, 18 January 1963
  • Remained under operational control of 322d Air Division
  • 436th Military Airlift Wing, 8 January 1967 – 8 February 1969
  • Remained under operational control of 322d Air Division, to 8 February 1969
  • 63d Military Airlift Wing, 1 June 1988
  • 63d Operations Group, 1 January-30 September 1992
  • 347th Operations Group, 1 May 1994 – 1 April 1997
  • 19th Operations Group, 3 October 2009–present
  • Aircraft

  • Douglas DC-3, 1942
  • C-39, 1942
  • C-53, 1942–1943
  • C-47, 1942–1944; 1949–1951
  • T-6, 1949–1950
  • T-7, 1949–1951
  • T-11, 1949–1951
  • C-124, 1953–1969
  • C-141, 1988–1992
  • C-130E, 1994–1997
  • C-130H3, 2009–present
  • Operations

    Replacement training, 1943–1944. Worldwide Airlift, 1953–1969. Supported Project Deep Freeze in the Antarctic, 1956–1958. Worldwide airlift, 1988–1992, including airdrop of troops and equipment in Operation JUST CAUSE in Panama on 20 December 1989. Tactical Airlift, 1994–1997. Organization re-activated to duty on 3 October 2009 as an active associate airlift squadron dually-assigned to the Air Force Reserve's 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson AFB, Colo. Participated in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan 23 Aug 2010 – present.

    References

    52d Airlift Squadron Wikipedia


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