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52d Airlift Squadron

The 52d Airlift Squadron is a Regular Component United States Air Force unit. Its currently assigned to the 19th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, but is based at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. There, the squadron flies and maintains aircraft with the Air Force Reserve's 302d Airlift Wing.

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History

Lineage

  • Constituted as 52d Transport Squadron on 30 May 1942
Activated on 15 June 1942
Redesignated as 52d Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 July 1942
Disbanded on 14 April 1944
  • Reconstituted, and redesignated 52d Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 10 May 1949
Activated in the Reserve on 27 June 1949
Ordered to active service on 1 May 1951
Inactivated on 9 May 1951
  • Redesignated 52d Troop Carrier Squadron, Heavy, on 19 March 1953
Activated on 20 June 1953
Redesignated as: 52d Military Airlift Squadron on 8 January 1966
Inactivated on 8 February 1969
  • Activated on 1 June 1988
Redesignated as 52d Airlift Squadron on 1 January 1992
Inactivated on 30 September 1992
  • Activated on 1 May 1994
Inactivated on 27 September 1997
  • Activated on 3 October 2009 as an active associate squadron with the Air Force Reserve's 302d Airlift Wing

Assignments

Attached for operational control to 322d Air Division, c. 29 January-c. 1 August 1960 and c. January 1962
Remained under operational control of 322d Air Division
Remained under operational control of 322d Air Division, to 8 February 1969
63d Operations Group, 1 January-30 September 1992
  • 347th Operations Group, 1 May 1994 1 April 1997
  • 19th Operations Group, 3 October 2009 present

Stations

  • Camp Williams, Wisconsin, 15 June 1942
  • Dodd AAF, Texas, 17 September 1942
  • Stuttgart AAF, Arkansas, 18 November 1942
  • Victorville AAF, California, 25 December 1942
  • Lawson AAF, Georgia, 5 May 1943
  • Grenada AAF, Mississippi, 3 June 1943
  • Sedalia AAF, Missouri, c. 19 January- 14 April 1944
  • Floyd Bennett NAS, New York, 27 June 1949 9 May 1951
  • Altus AFB, Oklahoma, 20 June 1953

Operated from Rhein-Main AB, West Germany, 29 January-c. 1 August 1960 and c. January 1962
Continued to operate from Rhein-Main AB, West Germany
Continued to operate from Rhein-Main AB, West Germany, to 8 February 1969
  • Norton AFB, California, 1 June 1988 30 September 1992
  • Moody AFB, Georgia, 1 May 1994 1 April 1997
  • Peterson AFB, Colorado, 3 October 2009 present

Aircraft

  • Douglas DC-3, 1942
  • C-39, 1942
  • C-53, 1942 1943
  • C-47, 1942 1944; 1949 1951
  • T-6, 1949 1950
  • T-7, 1949 1951
  • T-11, 1949 1951
  • C-124, 1953 1969
  • C-141, 1988 1992
  • C-130E, 1994 1997
  • C-130H3, 2009 present

Operations

Replacement training, 1943 1944. Worldwide Airlift, 1953 1969. Supported Project Deep Freeze in the Antarctic, 1956 1958. Worldwide airlift, 1988 1992, including airdrop of troops and equipment in Operation JUST CAUSE in Panama on 20 December 1989. Tactical Airlift, 1994 1997. Organization re-activated to duty on 3 October 2009 as an active associate airlift squadron dually-assigned to the Air Force Reserve's 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson AFB, Colo. Participated in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan 23 Aug 2010 present.

References

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  • Mauer, Mauer (1969), Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II, Air Force Historical Studies Office, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. ISBN 0-89201-097-5

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