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54th Helicopter Squadron

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Active  ???-present
Country  United States
54th Helicopter Squadron
Branch  United States Air Force
Part of  Air Force Global Strike Command

The 54th Helicopter Squadron is a unit of the United States Air Force based at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. It is currently part of the 582d Helicopter Group.

Contents

Lineage

  • Constituted as the 54th Air Rescue Squadron on 17 October 1952
  • Activated on 14 November 1952 Inactivated on 18 June 1960 Activated on 18 June 1961
  • Redesignated 54th Air Recovery Squadron on 1 July 1965
  • Redesignated 54th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron on 8 January 1966
  • Inactivated on 1 July 1974
  • Redesignated 54th Rescue Flight
  • Activated on 1 May 1993
  • Redesignated 54th Helicopter Flight on 1 May 1998
  • Redesignated 54th Helicopter Squadron on 8 October 2005
  • Assignments

  • 6th Air Rescue Group, 14 Nov 1952
  • Air Rescue Service, 18 February 1958 – 18 June 1960
  • Military Air Transport Service, 10 May 1961 (not organized)
  • Air Rescue Service(later Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service), 18 June 1961
  • 39th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Wing, 1 January 1970 - 15 July 1974
  • 91st Operations Group, 1 May 1993
  • 91st Missile Group, 1 Jul 1994
  • 91st Operations Group, 1 Feb 1996 - 5 January 2015 (attached to Twentieth Air Force Helicopter Operations Group after August 2014)
  • 582d Helicopter Group: 5 January 2015
  • Stations

  • Goose Bay Airport (later Goose Air Base), Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, 14 November 1952 - 18 Jun 1960
  • Goose Air Base, Canada, 18 Jun 1961
  • Pease Air Force Base, New Hampshire, 1 August 1967 - 15 July 1974
  • Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota 1 May 1993 – present
  • Aircraft

  • Grumman SA-16 Albatross (later HU-16), 1952-1957, 1961-1963
  • Boeing SB-17 Dumbo, 1952-1953
  • Douglas SC-47 Skytrain, 1952-1955;
  • Sikorsky H-5, 1952-1954
  • Sikorsky H-19, 1955-1956
  • Sikorsky SH-19 (later HH-19), 1961-1963
  • Piaseki SH-21B Work Horse, 1956-1960, 1961-1962
  • Douglas SC-54 Skymaster (later HC-54), 1957-1960, 1961-1966
  • Kamen SH- 43 (later HH-43Husky), 1961-1967
  • Lockheed HC-130 Hercules, 1966-1974
  • Sikorsky HH-3, 1972-1973
  • Bell UH-1 Iroquois, 1993
  • Bell HH-1, 1993
  • Bell UH-1N, 1996–present
  • References

    54th Helicopter Squadron Wikipedia


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