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65th Airlift Squadron

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Country  United States
Type  Airlift Training
65th Airlift Squadron
Active  7 December 1942 – 27 January 1946 9 August 1947 – 1 July 1966 10 March 1992 – Present
Branch  United States Air Force
Part of  Pacific Air Forces 15th Wing 15th Operations Group
Garrison/HQ  Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

The 65th Airlift Squadron (65 AS) is part of the 15th Wing at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. It operates C-37 and C-40 Clipper aircraft providing executive airlift in the Pacific theater.

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Mission

The squadron's mission is to provide global airlift to Commander, US Pacific Command and Commander, Pacific Air Forces, as well as distinguished visitor missions.

History

The 65th conducted aerial transportation and evacuation in the Pacific Theater of Operations from 26 July 1943-c. August 1945, and in Korea from 9 May 1952 – 31 December 1952.

It has flown worldwide aerial transportation operations since 1992.

Operations

  • World War II
  • Korean War
  • Lineage

  • 65th Troop Carrier Squadron (1942–1949)
  • 65th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium (1949–1992)
  • 65th Airlift Squadron (1992–Present)
  • Aircraft operated

  • C-47 Skytrain (1943–1945)
  • C-46 Commando (1944–1945, 1947–1952)
  • C-119 Flying Boxcar (1952, 1953–1966)
  • C-135 Stratolifter (1992–2003)
  • C-37 (2002–Present)
  • C-40 Clipper (2003–Present)
  • References

    65th Airlift Squadron Wikipedia


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