535th AIRLIFT SQUADRON – HANG LOOSE POCKET TAB

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535th AIRLIFT SQUADRON (PACAF)

Lineage. Constituted as 535 Fighter Squadron on 24 Sep 1943. Activated on 1 Oct 1943. Disbanded on 10 Apr 1944. Reconstituted, and redesignated as 535 Fighter Squadron, Two-Engine, on 16 May 1949. Activated in the Reserve on 27 Jun 1949. Redesignated as 535 Fighter-Escort Squadron on 16 Mar 1950. Ordered to active service on 1 May 1951. Inactivated on 25 Jun 1951. Redesignated as 535 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 26 May 1952. Activated in the Reserve on 15 Jun 1952. Inactivated on 1 Feb 1953. Redesignated as 535 Troop Carrier Squadron, and activated, on 12 Oct 1966. Organized on 1 Jan 1967. Redesignated as 535 Tactical Airlift Squadron on 1 Aug 1967. Inactivated on 24 Jan 1972. Redesignated as 535 Airlift Squadron on 1 Apr 2005. Activated on 18 Apr 2005.

Assignments. 87 Fighter Group, 1 Oct 1943-10 Apr 1944. 87 Fighter (later, 87 Fighter-Escort) Group, 27 Jun 1949-25 Jun 1951. 87 Troop Carrier Group, 15 Jun 1952-1 Feb 1953. Pacific Air Forces, 12 Oct 1966; 483 Troop Carrier (later, 483 Tactical Airlift) Wing, 1 Jan 1967-24 Jan 1972. 15 Operations Group, 18 Apr 2005-.

Stations. Richmond AAB, VA, 1 Oct 1943; Camp Springs AAFld, MD, 21 Jan-10 Apr 1944. Bergstrom AFB, TX, 27 Jun 1949-25 Jun 1951. Atterbury AFB, IN, 15 Jun 1952-1 Feb 1953. Vung Tau Airfield, South Vietnam, 1 Jan 1967; Cam Ranh Bay AB, South Vietnam, 21 Jun 1970-24 Jan 1972. Hickam AFB (later, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam), HI, 18 Apr 2005-.

Aircraft. P-47, 1943-1944; A-24, 1943-1944. F-82, 1949-1950; T-6, 1950; T-33, 1950; F-84, 1950-1951. C-46, 1952-1953. C-7A, 1967-1972. C-17, 2005-.

Operations. Replacement crew, advanced flying, and basic flying training, Dec 1943-Apr 1944. Reserve flying training, Jun 1949-Apr 1951. Reserve flying training, Jun 1952-Feb 1953. On activation in 1967, took over C-7A aircraft of 57 Aviation Company (USA) and tactical airlift mission in South Vietnam. Operated from several locations in addition to its primary base. Airlifted routine cargo and passengers, provided support for Army special forces and radio relay for ground units, airdropped troops and cargo, performed emergency resupply and medical evacuations, and flew other combat airlift missions. Earned a Navy Presidential Unit Citation (PUC), as well as a PUC for airlift support of Khe Sanh and other forward bases from Jan to May 1968 . Earned a second PUC between Apr and Jun 1970 for participation in aerial resupply of Dak Seang Special Forces Camp, evacuation of over 2000 refugees from Cambodia, and transportation of the Presidential Southeast Asia Investigation Team to various remote locations in South Vietnam. Last mission in Vietnam flown 24 Jan 1972. Activated at Hickam AFB (later, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam), HI, in Apr 2005. Conducted strategic and tactical airlift in C-17 aircraft; supported Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn; provided emergency humanitarian airlift to Haiti, Samoa, Indonesia and Japan, 2005-.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. Vietnam: Vietnam Air Offensive; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III; Vietnam Air/Ground; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV; TET 69/Counteroffensive; Vietnam Summer/Fall 1969; Vietnam Winter/Spring; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Southwest Monsoon; Commando Hunt V; Commando Hunt VI; Commando Hunt VII.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Presidential Unit Citations (Vietnam): 21 Jan-12 May 1968; 1 Apr-30 Jun 1970. Navy Presidential Unit Citation: Vietnam, 20 Jan-31 Mar 1968. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat “V” Device: 1 Jan-30 Apr 1967; 1 May 1967-30 Apr 1968; 1 Jul 1970-31 Dec 1971. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: [18 Apr 2005]-31 Oct 2006; 1 Nov 2006-31 Oct 2007. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 May 1967-24 Jan 1972.

Emblem. Approved on 6 Apr 2007.

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Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 cm