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AIR MOBILITY COMMAND TEST & EVALUATION SQUADRON
Lineage. Constituted 33 Transport Squadron on 2 Feb 1942. Activated on 14 Feb 1942. Redesignated 33 Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 15 Feb 1946. Redesignated as 33 Flight Test Squadron on 14 Jul 1994. Activated on 1 Oct 1994. Redesignated as Air Mobility Command Test and Evaluation Squadron on 16 Oct 2003-.
Assignments. 315 Transport (later Troop Carrier) Group, 14 Feb 1942; 374 Troop Carrier Group, 12 Nov 1942-15 Feb 1946. Air Mobility Warfare Center, 1 Oct 1994; Air Mobility Command, 16 Oct 2003-.
Stations. Olmsted Field, Pa, 14 Feb 1942; Bowman Field, Ky, 17 Jun 1942; Florence AAF, SC, 3 August-30 Sep 1942; Archerfield Airport (Main Brisbane airfield), Brisbane, Australia, 1 Dec 1942; Wards Airfield (5 Mile Drome), Port Moresby, New Guinea, 28 Dec 1942; RAAF Base Garbutt (Townsville), Australia, 5 Oct 1943; Wards Airfield (5 Mile Drome), Port Moresby, New Guinea, Apr 1944; Hollandia Airfield Complex, Netherlands East Indies, 15 Oct 1944; Nielson Field, Luzon, Philippines, 18 Apr 1945-15 Feb 1946. Fort Dix Air Installation, NJ, 1 Oct 1994; McGuire AFB, NJ, 19 Nov 2004-. (Detachment operated from: Plaine Des Gaiacs Airfield, New Caledonia, 25 Oct-29 Nov 1942; Cairns Airport, Queensland, Australia, c. 1 Nov-10 Dec 1942)
Aircraft. C-39, 1942; C-53, 1942; C-47, 1942–1946; C-46, 1945–1946; BT-13, 1945; B-25, 1945–1946. C-141, 1994-2003; KC-135, 1994-2003; C-5, 1994-2003; C-17, 1995-2003.
Operations. Aerial transportation in South and Southwest Pacific during World War II. Executed operational testing for all mobility aircraft. AMCTES works directly for the HQ AMC Test and Evaluation Directorate at Scott AFB, IL, and operates as Air Mobility Command’s sole Operational Test and Evaluation organization that provides strategically placed operators, maintainers, and acquisitions personnel to support AF systems. This enables AMCTES to provide vital testing of systems, tactics, and procedural improvements to modernization programs for the C-5, C-17, C-130, KC-10, KC-135, and the KC-46 airframe platforms.
Service Streamers. None.
Campaigns. Papua; New Guinea; Guadalcanal; Northern Solomons; Bismark Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines.
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.
Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Papua, [Nov] 1942-23 Jan 1943; Papua, 12 Nov-22 Dec 1942; Wau, New Guinea, 30 Jan-1 Feb 1943; Philippine Presidential Unit Citation.