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63d Air Refueling Squadron

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Country  United States
Garrison/HQ  MacDill Air Force Base
Type  Aerial refueling
63d Air Refueling Squadron
Active  12 December 1942 – 15 May 1946 21 June 1947 - Present
Branch  United States Air Force
Part of  Air Force Reserve Command 4th Air Force 927th Air Refueling Wing 927th Operations Group

The 63d Air Refueling Squadron (63 ARS) is a United States Air Force Reserve squadron, assigned to the 927th Operations Group, stationed at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. It is a corollary unit of the active duty 91st Air Refueling Squadron, 6th Air Mobility Wing (6 AMW).

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Overview

The squadron operates the KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft conducting aerial refueling missions as the reserve associate to the 6th Air Mobility Wing.

History

The 63d flew aerial transportation and casualty evacuation in the South and Southwest Pacific from, 6 August 1943-c. August 1945, and between Japan and Korea from, 19 May-31 December 1952. The squadron conducted tactical airlift operations from, 1953–1969 and 1971–1992 and trained for tactical air support missions from, 1969-1971. It deployed personnel to Southwest Asia in 1990 and 1991 during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. It has flown air refueling missions since 1992.

Operations

  • World War II
  • Korean War
  • Vietnam War
  • Operation Desert Storm
  • Lineage

  • 63d Troop Carrier Squadron (1942–1949)
  • 63d Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium (1949–1967)
  • 63d Tactical Airlift Squadron (1967–1969)
  • 63d Tactical Air Support Squadron (1969–1971)
  • 63d Tactical Airlift Squadron (1971–1992)
  • 63d Airlift Squadron (1992)
  • 63d Air Refueling Squadron (1992 – present)
  • Assignments

  • 403d Troop Carrier Group (1942–1946)
  • Attached: South Pacific Combat Air Transport Command (10 October 1943 – 3 July 1944)
  • 419th Troop Carrier Group (1947–1949)
  • 403d Troop Carrier Wing (1949–1963)
  • 927th Air Refueling Group (1963 – present)
  • Aircraft Operated

  • C-47 Skytrain (1943–1946)
  • C-46 Commando (1945–1946, 1951–1952, 1953–1957)
  • C-54 Skymaster (1946)
  • C-119 Flying Boxcar (1952, 1953–1954, 1957–1969)
  • U-3 Blue Canoe (1969–1971)
  • C-130 Hercules (1971–1992)
  • KC-135 Stratotanker (1992 – present)
  • References

    63d Air Refueling Squadron Wikipedia


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