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28th Military Airlift Squadron

Emblem of the AFLC 28th Logistics Support Squadron The 28th Military Airlift Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last was assigned to the 62d Military Airlift Wing, Military Airlift Command, stationed at McChord Air Force Base, Washington. It was inactivated on 22 December 1969.

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History

Established in 1952 as a Headquarters. Air Force Logistics Command-controlled logistics squadron. It's mission was to provide world-wide airlift of nuclear weapons and related equipment, with a secondary mission to airlift other Department of Defense cargo as required when space was available. Inactivated in 1965 with inactivation of storage sites.

Became a Military Air Transport Service (later Military Airlift Command) C-124 Globemaster II strategic transport squadron flying worldwide airlift operations. Inactivated in 1969 with the retirement of the C-124.

Lineage

  • Established as 28th Logistic Support Squadron, 1 Sep 1952
Activated on 23 Sep 1952
Redesignated 28th Air Transport Squadron on 1 January 1965
Redesignated 28th Military Airlift Squadron on 8 January 1966
  • Inactivated on 22 December 1969

Assignments

  • 3079th Aviation Depot Wing, Air Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, 23 Sep 1952-1 Jan 1965
  • 62d Air Transport Wing, 1 January 1965
  • 62d Military Airlift Wing, 8 Jan 1966-22 Dec 1969

Stations

  • Hill AFB, Utah, 23 Sep 1952-1 Jan 1965
  • McChord AFB, Washington, 1 Jan 1965-22 Dec 1969

Aircraft

  • C-124 Globemaster II 1952-1969

References

  • Mueller, Robert, Air Force Bases Volume I, Active Air Force Bases Within the United States of America on 17 September 1982, Office of Air Force History, 1989

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