8th AIRLIFT SQUADRON – OCP

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8th AIRLIFT SQUADRON (AMC)

Lineage. Constituted 8 Transport Squadron on 1 Oct 1933. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Redesignated 8 Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 11 Nov 1945. Activated on 7 Sep 1946. Redesignated: 8 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 23 Jun 1948; 8 Troop Carrier Squadron, Heavy, on 12 Oct 1949; 8 Air Transport Squadron, Heavy, on 1 Jan 1965; 8 Military Airlift Squadron on 8 Jan 1966; 8 Airlift Squadron on 1 Dec 1991.

Assignments. 10 Transport Group, 1 Feb 1940; 62 Transport (later, 62 Troop Carrier) Group, 11 Dec 1940-11 Nov 1945. 62 Troop Carrier Group, 7 Sep 1946 (attached to Alaskan Air Command, 2 Sep-1 Dec 1948; 62 Troop Carrier Wing, 8-14 Jan 1960); 62 Troop Carrier (later, 62 Military Airlift) Wing, 15 Jan 1960; 62 Operations Group, 1 Dec 1991-.

Stations. Brooks Field, TX, 1 Feb 1940; Duncan Field, TX, 5 Nov 1940; Hill Field, UT, 29 Jun 1941; Kellogg Field, MI, 26 May 1942; Florence, SC, 30 Jun-14 Aug 1942; Keevil, England, 25 Sep 1942; Tafaraoui, Algeria, 16 Nov 1942; Nouvion, Algeria, 22 Dec 1942; Matemore, Algeria, 17 May 1943; El Djem, Tunisia, 1 Jul 1943; Goubrine, Tunisia, 28 Jul 1943; Gela, Sicily, 7 Sep 1943; Ponte Olivo, Sicily, 30 Sep 1943; Gaudo Airfield, Italy, 8 May 1944; Galera Airfield, Italy, 30 Jun 1944; Malignano Airfield, Italy, 5 Oct 1944; Tarquinia, Italy, 9 Jan 1945; Rosignano, Italy, 26 May 1945; Naples, Italy, Oct-11 Nov 1945. Bergstrom Field, TX, 7 Sep 1946; McChord Field (later, AFB), WA, 14 Jul 1947 (deployed at Elmendorf Field, AK, 2 Sep-1 Dec 1948); Kelly AFB, TX, 9 May 1950; McChord AFB, WA, 27 Jul 1950; Larson AFB, WA, 9 May 1952; McChord AFB, WA, 13 Jun 1960-.

Aircraft. Probably included C-39, 1940-1942; C-47, 1942-1945. C-46, 1946-1947; C-82, 1947-1949; C-54, 1949-1951; C-124, 1951-1969; C-141, 1966-2000; C-17, 2000-.

Operations. Included airborne assaults on Sicily and Southern France, support of partisans in Northern Italy and the Balkans, and transportation of personnel and supplies in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations, during World War II. Airlift from US to Japan during the Korean War. Airdropped equipment and personnel during the invasion of Panama on 20 Dec 1989. Participated in evacuation of US personnel from Philippines following eruption of Mt Pinatubo, Jun 1991. Conducted aerial delivery of rations to Afghani towns and villages during Global War on Terrorism operations in 2001.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Tunisia; Sicily; Naples Foggia; Rome-Arno; Southern France; North Apennines; Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater. Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. Panama, 1989-1990.

Decorations. Meritorious Unit Award: 11 Sep 2001- 10 Sep 2003. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 19 Apr-5 May 1954; 1 Jan 1961-1 Nov 1962; 1 Jul 1965-15 Jul 1966; 1 Jul 1969-30 Jun 1970; 1 Jul 1973-30 Jun 1974; 1 Jul 1981-30 Jun 1983; 1 Jul 1983-30 Jun 1985; 14 Jun-3 Jul 1991;1 Jul 1994-30 Jun 1996; 1 Jul 1996-30 Jun 1997; 1 Jul 1997-30 Jun 1999; 1 Jul 2000-30 Jun 2001; 11 Sep 2005-10 Sep 2006. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-28 Jan 1973.

Emblem. Approved on 12 Jun 1943, modified on 5 Oct 2010.