109th AIRLIFT SQUADRON

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Computer made/mounted on velcro   3.25 inch-85mm

 

109th AIRLIFT SQUADRON

Lineage. Organized as 109th Aero Squadron on 27 Aug 1917. Redesignated 803rd Aero Squadron on 1 Feb 1918. Demobilized on 23 Jun 1919. Reconstituted and consolidated (1936) with 109th Squadron which, having been allotted to NG, was organized on 17 Jan 1921. Redesignated 109th Observation Squadron 25 Jan 1923. Ordered to active service on 10 Feb 1941. Redesignated 109th Observation Squadron (Medium) on 13 Jan 1942; 109th Reconnaissance Squadron (Fighter) on 31 May 1943; 109th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 13 Nov 1943. Inactivated on 9 Nov 1945. Redesignated  109th Fighter Squadron and allotted to ANG on 24 May 1946. 109th Fighter Squadron extended federal recognition on 14 Sep 1946. Redesignated  109th Fighter Interceptor Squadron in May 1951; Redesignated  109th Air Transport Squadron (Heavy) on 22 Mar 1960; 109th Miltary Airlift Squadron on 1 Jan 1966; 109th Tactical Airlift Squadron on 20 Mar 1971; 109th Airlift Squadron on 15 Mar 1992-.

Assignments. Unkn, 27 Aug 1917-Jan 1918; Air Service Production Center No. 2, Jan 1918-Jun1919. Minnesota NG (divisional aviation, 34th Division), 17 Jan 1921; V Army Corps, 10 Feb 1941; 67th Observation (later Reconnaissance; Tactical Reconnaissance; Reconnaissance) Group, 1 Sep 1941-9 Nov 1945. 133rd Fighter Group, on 14 Sep 1946; 133rd Fighter Wing, Mar 1950; 109th Fighter Interceptor Wing, 1 Mar 1951; 133rd Airlift Group, 1 Jan 1960; 133rd Tactical Airlift Group, 20 Mar 1971; 133rd Operations Group, 16 Mar 1992-.

Stations. Kelly Field, TX, 27 Aug 1917; Garden City, NY, 1 Nov-7 Dec 1917; St Maixent, France, 2 Jan 1918; Romorantin, France, 18 Jan 1918- c. Jun 1919; Mitchel Field, NY, c. 13-23 Jun 1919. St Paul, MN, 17 Jan 1921; Camp Beauregard, LA, 27 Feb 1941 Savannah AB, GA, 18 Dec 1941; Esler Field, LA. 29 Jan-12 Aug 1942; Membury, England, 7 Sep 1942; Atcham, England 21 Nov 1942; Membury, England, 15 May 1943; Middle Wallop, England, 12 Dec 1943; Le Molay, France, 4 Jul 1944; Toussus le Noble, France, 29 Aug 1944; Buc, France, c. 31 Aug 1944; Gosselies, Belgium, 20 Sep 1944 (operated from Chievres, Belgium, 7-18 Dec1944); Vogelsang, Germany, 24 Mar 1945; Limburg, Germany, 2 Apr 1945; Eschwege, Germany, 12 Apr-c. Jul 1945; Drew Field, FL, 16 Sep-9 Nov 1945. Holman Field, MN, 14 Sep 1946-Feb 1958; Wold Chamberlain Field, MN, May 1951-1 Dec 1952 (Korean War call-up); Minneapolis-St. Paul IAP, MN, 1 Jan 1958-.

Aircraft. JN type, PT-1, BT-1, 1921-1933 O-38, c. 1932-1942 O-47, c. 1938-1942; O-49, O-58, 1941-1942; O-52, A-20, P-51, 1942; Spitfire, 1942-1944; L-4, 1942-1943; P-51/F-6, 1943-1945; P-51D, 1946-1956; T-6A, 1947-1956; P-51H, 1952; T-33A, 1952, 1954- TB-25K, 1954; T-28A, 1956-1957; F-94A/B, 1957; F-89H, 1957-1960; C-97A, 1960-1970; C-130A, 1970-1981; C-130E, 1981-1995; C-130H, 1995-.

Operations. Primarily a transportation unit, 1918-1919. Emergency operations while under state control included forest fire patrol in northern Minnesota during summer and fall of 1922. Antisubmarine patrols, Dec 1941-Jan 1942. Combat in ETO, 30 Dec 1943-9 May 1945. Called to active duty for the Korean War call-up and Berlin Crisis.

Service Streamers. Theater of Operations.

Campaign Streamers. Antisubmarine, American Theater; Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: LeHavre and Straits of Dover, 23 Feb-7 Mar 1944. Cited in the Order of the Day, Belgium Army: 6 Jun-30 Sep 1944; 16 Dec 1944-25 Jan 1945. Belgian Fourragere.

Emblem. Approved on 7 Mar 1939; superseded 17 Jul 1959; reinstated 15 Dec 1965.

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