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68th Airlift Squadron

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Country  United States
Garrison/HQ  Kelly Field Annex
Type  Airlift
68th Airlift Squadron
Active  22 January 1943 - 15 January 1946 3 August 1947 - 14 July 1952 18 May 1955 - Present
Branch  United States Air Force
Part of  Air Force Reserve Command 4th Air Force 433d Airlift Wing 433d Operations Group

The 68th Airlift Squadron (68 AS) is a United States Air Force Reserve squadron, assigned to the 433d Operations Group, stationed at Kelly Field Annex, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

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Overview

The squadron operates Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft providing global airlift.

History

The 68th flew troop carrier missions in New Guinea, Philippines, and the western Pacific from 1943 to 1945 and participated in the airborne assault at Aparri, Luzon, 23 June 1945.

It has conducted worldwide airlift since 1955. Specific contributions have included the 68th flying medical supplies, tanks, and field rations to Panama in 1989 and 1990 and airlifting personnel and materiel destined for southwestern Asia, 1990-1991.

Operations

  • World War II
  • Operation Just Cause
  • Operation Desert Shield
  • Lineage

  • 68th Troop Carrier Squadron (1943–1949)
  • 68th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium (1949–1967)
  • 68th Tactical Airlift Squadron (1967–1985)
  • 68th Military Airlift Squadron (1985–1992)
  • 68th Airlift Squadron (1992–Present)
  • Assignments

  • 433d Troop Carrier Group (1943–1946, 1947–1952)
  • 433d Troop Carrier Wing (1955–1963)
  • 433d Airlift Wing (1974–Present)
  • 921st Tactical Airlift Group, 30 June-1 November 1974
  • 922d Tactical Airlift Group, 17 January 1963 – 30 June 1974
  • Aircraft operated

  • C-47 Skytrain (1943–1945)
  • B-17 Flying Fortress (1944)
  • C-46 Commando (1944–1945, 1949–1950, 1955–1958)
  • T-11 Kansan (1948–1951)
  • T-7 Navigator (1949–1951)
  • C-119 Flying Boxcar (1950–1952, 1958–1971)
  • T-28 Trojan (1955)
  • C-45 Expeditor (1955–1958)
  • C-130 Hercules (1971–1985)
  • C-5 Galaxy (1985 – Present)
  • References

    68th Airlift Squadron Wikipedia


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