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337th Airlift Squadron

The 337th Airlift Squadron (337 AS) is part of the 439th Airlift Wing at Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts. It operates C-5 Galaxy aircraft supporting the United States Air Force global reach mission world wide.

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Mission

Davis-Monthan AFB]], in 2005.

History

The 337th served on active duty within the United States during Korean War from, 1951 1953, airlifting U.S. airborne forces and military equipment and supplies as needed. It trained for and flew airlift missions worldwide from, 1953 1957 and since 1958. At the end of 1989, it took part in Operation Just Cause, flying troops and equipment to Panama.They provide communications, engineering, logistical, medical and security requirement.

Operations

  • World War II
  • Operation Just Cause
  • Operation Desert Shield
  • Operation Desert Storm
  • Operation Noble Eagle
  • Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom

Previous designations

  • 337th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium (1949 1966)
  • 337th Military Airlift Squadron (1966 1972)
  • 337th Tactical Airlift Squadron (1972 1987)
  • 337th Military Airlift Squadron (1987 1992)
  • 337th Airlift Squadron (1992 Present)

Assignments

  • 514th Troop Carrier Group (1949 1953, 1953 1957)
  • 514th Troop Carrier Wing (1958 1963)
  • 905th Tactical Airlift Group (1963 1974)
  • 439th Airlift Wing (1974 Present)

Bases stationed

  • Birmingham Municipal Airport, Alabama (1949)
  • Mitchel Air Force Base, New York (1949 1953, 1953 1957)
  • Bradley Field, Connecticut (1958 1966)
  • Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts (1966 Present)

Aircraft operated

  • C-46 Commando (1949 1953, 1953 1954)
  • C-119 Flying Boxcar (1952 1953, 1954 1957, 1958 1965)
  • C-124 Globemaster II (1965 1970, 1970 1974)
  • C-130 Hercules (1974 1988)
  • C-5 Galaxy (1987 Present)

References

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