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75th Airlift Squadron

The 75th Airlift Squadron (75 AS) is part of the 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. It operated C-9A Nightingale aircraft providing theater medivac airlfit in Europe.

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History

The 75th conducted operational training and air transport of cargo during World War II. Postwar, the 75th was assigned to the 316th Troop Carrier Group (9th AF) supporting airborne operations at Ft. Bragg and Ft. Benning. It began airlift to Alaska and throughout the Pacific in 1952. The squadron flew almost exclusively to Southeast Asia, October 1965-April 1975. It also supported operations in Panama, 20 December 1989 and ongoing military operations in Southwest Asia since August 1990.

Lineage

  • Constituted 75th Ferrying Squadron (Special) on 30 Jan 1943
Activated on 8 Feb 1943
Redesignated 75th Transport Transition Squadron on 4 Jun 1943
Disbanded on 31 Mar 1944
  • Reconstituted, and redesignated 75th Air Transport Squadron, Medium, on 20 Jun 1952
Activated on 20 Jul 1952
Redesignated: 75th Air Transport Squadron, Heavy, on 8 Oct 1953
Redesignated: 75th Military Airlift Squadron on 8 Jan 1966
Redesignated: 75th Airlift Squadron on 1 Nov 1991.

Assignments

  • 2d Operational Training Unit, Air Transport Command, 8 Feb 1943-31 Mar 1944
  • 1701st Air Transport Group, 20 Jul 1952
  • 1501st Air Transport Group, 16 May 1953
  • 1501st Air Transport Wing, 18 Jan 1963
  • 60th Military Airlift Wing, 8 Jan 1966
  • 60th Military Airlift Group, 6 Mar 1978
  • 60th Military Airlift Wing, 15 Feb 1979
  • 60th Operations Group, 1 Nov 1991
  • 86th Operations Group, 1 Oct 1993-Present

Bases stationed

  • Homestead Army Airbase, Florida, 8 Feb 1943-31 Mar 1944
  • Great Falls AFB, Montana, 20 Jul 1952
  • Travis AFB, California, c. 28 Apr 1953-1 Oct 1993
  • Ramstein AB, Germany, 1 Oct 1993-Present

Aircraft operated

  • C-46 Commando (1943 1944)
  • C-54 Skymaster (1943 1944, 1952 1953)
  • AT-6 Harvard II (1943)
  • AT-17 Bobcat (1943)
  • B-24 Liberator (1943 1944)
  • C-36 Electra (1943)
  • C-49 (1943)
  • C-57 Lodestar (1943)

  • C-60 Lodestar II (1943 1944)
  • C/UC-78 (1943)
  • C-87 Liberator Express (1943 1944)
  • C-82 Packet (ca 1946 - ca 1949)
  • CG-15 Hadrian (ca 1946 - ca 1949)
  • C-97 Stratofreighter (1953 1960)
  • C-124 Globemaster II (1960 1965)
  • C-141 Starlifter (1965 1971)
  • C-5 Galaxy (1970 1992)
  • C-9A Nightingale (1992 Present )

Operations

  • Vietnam War
  • Operation Just Cause
  • Operation Desert Shield
  • Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom

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