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76th Airlift Squadron

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Country  United States
Garrison/HQ  Ramstein Air Base
Type  Airlift
76th Airlift Squadron
Active  30 January 1943 - 31 March 1944 20 July 1952 - Present
Branch  United States Air Force
Part of  United States Air Forces in Europe 3rd Air Force 86th Airlift Wing 86th Operations Group

The 76th Airlift Squadron (76 AS) is part of the 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. It operates C-20, C-21, C-37, C-40 Clipper aircraft providing executive airlfit in Europe.

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Mission

Conduct executive airlift missions.

History

The 76th trained transport flight crews, February 1943-March 1944. It has flown worldwide airlift since 1952. The squadron transported UN troops to Suez Canal in November 1956. The 76th has also supported operations in Southeast Asia from, 1966–1973, the evacuation of Saigon in May 1975, in Grenada, October-December 1983, Panama, 18–28 December 1989, and Southwest Asia, August 1990-December 1991.

Lineage

  • Constituted as 76th Ferrying Squadron (Special) on 30 Jan 1943
  • Activated on 8 Feb 1943 Redesignated as 76th Transport Transition Squadron on 4 Jun 1943 Disbanded on 31 Mar 1944
  • Reconstituted, and redesignated as 76th Air Transport Squadron, Medium, on 20 Jun 1952
  • Activated on 20 Jul 1952 Redesignated as: 76th Military Airlift Squadron on 8 Jan 1966 Redesignated as: 76th Airlift Squadron on 1 Oct 1991.

    Assignments

  • 2d Operational Training Unit, 8 Feb 1943-31 Mar 1944
  • 1700th Air Transport Group, 20 Jul 1952
  • 1608th Air Transport Group, 1 Feb 1956
  • 1608th Air Transport Wing, 18 Jan 1963
  • 437th Military Airlift Wing, 8 Jan 1966
  • 437th Operations Group, 1 Oct 1991
  • 86th Operations Group, 1 Oct 1993-Present
  • Bases stationed

  • Homestead Army Air Base, Florida (1943–1944)
  • Kelly Air Force Base, Texas (1952–1956)
  • Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina (1956–1993)
  • Ramstein Air Base, Germany (1993–Present)
  • Aircraft flying in this unit

    C-21A
    84-0084 (Feb'94); 84-0086 (Feb'94)

    Operations

  • World War II
  • Vietnam War
  • Operation Urgent Fury
  • Operation Just Cause
  • Operation Desert Shield
  • Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Operation New Dawn
  • Operation Odyssey Dawn
  • References

    76th Airlift Squadron Wikipedia


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