187th AIRLIFT SQUADRON – OCP

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187th AIRLIFT SQUADRON

Lineage. Constituted 402nd Fighter Squadron on 25 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Inactivated on 10 Nov 1945. Redesignated 187th Fighter Squadron, and allotted to WY ANG, on 24 May 1946. 187th Fighter Squadron (SE) extended federal recognition on 11 Aug 1946. Redesignated: 187th Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 1 Apr 1951; 187th Fighter Interceptor Squadron on 1 Jul 1957; 187th Aeromedical Transport Squadron on 1 May 1961; 187th Air Transport Squadron (Heavy) on 8 Feb 1964; 187th Military Airlift Squadron on 1 Jan 1966; 187th Tactical Airlift Squadron on 13 Jul 1972; 187th Airlift Squadron on 15 Mar 1992-.

Assignments. 370th Fighter Group, 1 Jul 1943-7 Nov 1945. WY ANG, 11 Aug 1946; 153rd Fighter-Interceptor group, 1 Jul 1957; 153rd Aeromedical Transport Group, 1 May 1961; 153rd Air Transport, 8 Feb 1964; 153rd Military Airlift Group, 1 Jan 1966; 153rd Tactical Airlift Group, 13 Jul 1972; 153rd Airlift Group, 15 Mar 1992; 153rd Airlift Wing, 1 Oct 1995-.

Stations. Westover Field, MA, 1 Jul 1943; Groton AAFld, CT, 19 Oct 1943; Bradley Field, CT, 6-19 Jan 1944; Aldermaston, England, 12 Feb 1944; Andover, England, 1 Mar-27 Jul 1944; Cardonville, France, 31 Jul 1944; La Vielle, France, 15 Aug 1944; Lonray, France, 6 Sep 1944; Roye/Amy, France, 11 Sep 1944; Florennes/Juxaine, Belgium, 26 Sep 1944; Zwartberg, Belgium, 27 Jan 1945; Gutersloh, Germany, 22 Apr 1945; Sandhofen, Germany, 27 Jun 1945; Fritzlar, Germany, 6 Aug-Sep 1945; Camp Shanks, NY, c. 9-10 Nov 1945. Cheyenne MAP, WY, 11 Aug 1946-. (operated from Clovis AFB, NM, Dec 1951-1 Jan 1953)

Aircraft. P-47, 1943-1944; P-38, 1944-1945; P-51, 1945. F-51D, 1946-1953; F-80C, 1953-1957; F-86L, 1957-1961; C/MC-119J, 1961-1963; C-121G, 1963-1972; C-130B, 1972-1994; C-130H, 1993-.

Operations. Combat in ETO, 1 May 1944-25 Apr 1945. Called to active duty as part of the Korean War call-up, 1 Apr 1951-1 Jan 1953. Provided medical airlift, 1961-. Selected for the unique role of aerial fire fighting, two C-130s were equipped with Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS), began water/fire retardant bombing of fires throughout the United States, 1975-present. Participated in OPERATIONs: JUST CAUSE, Panama, 1989-1990; DESERT SHIELD, DESERT STORM, Saudi Arabia, 1990-1991; PROVIDE COMFORT, Iraq, 1991-1993; PROVIDE HOPE, Egypt/Somalia, 1993-1994; PROVIDE PROMISE, Bosnia/Serbia, 1993-1994; UPHOLD DEMOCRACY, Haiti, 1995, SOUTHERN WATCH, Iraq, in 1996, 1998; TEMPEST RAPID, Indonesia, 1997; JOINT ENDEAVOR, Bosnia, 1996; SHINING HOPE, Bosnia, 1999; JOINT FORGE, Bosnia/Kosovo, 1999; CORONET OAK, Panama, 2000; ENDURING FREEDOM, Oman, 2001; IRAQI FREEDOM, 2004-2005. Federal and state airlift, fire fighting, and humanitarian missions.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaigns. Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhine-land; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Hurtgen Forest, Germany, 2 Dec 1944. Cited in the Order of the Day, Belgian Army: 6 Jun-30 Sep 1944; 16 Dec 1944-25 Jan 1945. Belgian Fourragere.

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