1st HELICOPTER SQUADRON – SHERPAS

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Computer made/mounted on velcro   4.0 inch-100mm

 

1st HELICOPTER SQUADRON (AFDW)

Lineage. Constituted as 1 Fighter Reconnaissance Squadron on 11 Apr 1944. Activated on 20 Apr 1944. Redesignated as 1 Fighter Squadron, Commando, on 2 Jun 1944. Inactivated on 12 Nov 1945. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948. Reconstituted, and consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with the 1 Helicopter Squadron, which was constituted on 9 May 1969. Activated on 1 Jul 1969.

Assignments. Third Air Force, 20 Apr 1944; 2 Air Commando Group, 22 Apr 1944-12 Nov 1945. 1 Composite Wing, 1 Jul 1969; 89 Military Airlift Wing, Special Mission (later, 89 Military Airlift Group; 89 Military Airlift Wing), 1 Jul 1976; 89 Operations Group, 12 Jul 1991; 316 Operations Group, 22 Jun 2006; 811 Operations Group, 1 Nov 2010-.

Stations. Lakeland AAFld, FL, 20 Apr 1944; Cross City AAFld, FL, 12 Jun 1944; Alachua AAFld, FL, 21 Jun 1944; Drew Field, FL, 17 Aug 1944; Lakeland AAFld, FL, 22 Aug-23 Oct 1944; Kalaikunda, India, 14 Dec 1944; Cox’s Bazaar, India, 13 Feb 1945; Kalaikunda, India, 10 May-22 Oct 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 11-12 Nov 1945. Andrews AFB, MD, 1 Jul 1969-.

Aircraft. P-51, 1944-1945; F-6, 1945. CH-21, 1969-1970; TH-1, 1969-1970; UH-1, 1969-; CH-3, 1970-1988.

Operations. Combat in China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater, 14 Feb-9 May 1945. From 1969, provided local airlift for the Executive Department, high-ranking dignitaries, and distinguished visitors; support for emergency evacuation of key government officials; search and rescue; and emergency medical evacuation. Supported Washington D. C. capital area airlift for the Executive Branch, high-ranking dignitaries, military leaders and distinguished visitors, 2006-.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Central Burma.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Bangkok, Thailand, 15 Mar 1945. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1976-31 Jan 1977; 1 Jul 1987-30 Jun 1989; 1 Jul 1989-30 Jun 1991; 1 Jul 1991-30 Jun 1992; 1 Jul 1992-30 Jun 1994; 1 Jul 1994-30 Jun 1996; 1 Jul 1996-30 Jun 1998; 1 Jul 1998-30 Jun 2000; 1 Jul 2000-30 Jun 2002; 1 Jul 2002-30 Jun 2004; 1 Jul 2004-30 Jun 2005; 1 Jul 2005-22 Jun 2006.

Emblem. Approved on 25 Feb 1970.

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