181st AIRLIFT SQUADRON – OCP

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Computer made/mounted on velcro   3.5 inch-90mm

 

181st AIRLIFT SQUADRON

Lineage. Constituted 395 Fighter Squadron on 24 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jun 1943. Inactivated on 20 Aug 1946. Redesignated 181 Fighter Squadron, and allotted to TX ANG, on 21 Aug 1946. Extended federal recognition on 27 Feb 1947. Redesignated 181 Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 16 Sep 1952; 181 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 1 Jan 1953; 181 Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 1 Jul 1955; 181 Air Refueling Squadron, Medium on 1 Sep 1961; 181 Tactical Airlift Squadron on 8 Apr 1978; 181 Airlift Squadron on 16 Mar 1992-.

Assignments. 368 Fighter Group, 1 Jun 1943-20 Aug 1946. 136 Fighter Group, 27 Jan 1947; Texas Air National Guard, 10 Oct 1950-; 136 Fighter-Interceptor Group (later 136 Fighter-Bomber, 136 Fighter-Interceptor, 136 Fighter, 136 Air Refueling), 10 Jul 1952; 136 Air Refueling Wing (later 136 Tactical Airlift Wing, 136 Airlift Wing)), 8 Dec 1974; 136 Operations Group, 16 Mar 1992-.

Stations. Westover Field, MS, 1 Jun 1943; Farmingdale, NY, 23 Aug-20 Dec 1943; Greenham Common, England, 13 Jan 1944; Chilbolton, England, 15 Mar 1944; Cardonville, France, c. 20 Jun 1944; Chartres, France, 27 Aug 1944; Laon/Athies, France, 11 Sep 1944; Chievres, Belgium, 2 Oct 1944; Juvincourt, France, 27 Dec 1944; Metz, France, 5 Jan 1945; Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, 15 Apr 1945; Buchschwabach, Germany, 13 May 1945; Straubing, Germany, 13 Aug 1945-20 Aug 1946. Hensley Field (later NAS Dallas), TX, 1 Sep 1961; NAS Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, TX, 1 Oct 1997-.

Aircraft. P-47, 1943-1946. F-51, 1947-1955; F-80, 1955-1957; F-86, 1957-1961; KC-97, 1961-1976; KC-135, 1976-1978; C-130 1978-.

Operations. Combat in ETO, 14 Mar 1944-9 May 1945. Training for air defense beginning in 1947. Federalized and went on active duty but remained in the TX ANG and was assigned directly to its headquarters, 1950-1952. After the KW, remained focused on the air defense mission. Selected by ADC to man an alert program on an around the clock basis, with armed fighters ready to scramble, bringing the squadron into the daily combat operational program of the Air Force alongside regular air defense fighter squadrons. Mission changing to air refueling, primarily of TAC fighter aircraft. From 1966-1976, the squadron began a rotational deployment to Ramstein AB in support of Operation Creek Party, which provided USAFE an air refueling capability. In 1978, mission became airlift of troops, military equipment, cargo and aeromedical support.

Service Streamers. None.

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

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Mons, France, 3 Sep 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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