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Histories for 1st Airlift Squadron




History of the 89th Airlift Wing

89th Airlift Wing

Lineage

Established as 89th Troop Carrier Wing, Medium, on 10 May 1949. Activated in the Reserve on 27 Jun 1949. Ordered to active service on 1 May 1951. Inactivated on 10 May 1951. Redesignated 89th Fighter-Bomber Wing on 26 May 1952. Activated in the Reserve on 14 Jun 1952. Inactivated on 16 Nov 1957. Redesignated 89th Military Airlift Wing, Special Mission, and activated, on 27 Dec 1965. Organized on 8 Jan 1966. Redesignated: 89th Military Airlift Group on 30 Sep 1977; 89th Military Airlift Wing on 15 Dec 1980; 89th Airlift Wing on 12 Jul 1991.

Assignments

First Air Force, 27 Jun 1949?10 May 1951. First Air Force, 14 Jun 1952? 16 Nov 1957. Military Air Transport Service (later, Military Airlift Command), 27 Dec 1965; 76th Airlift Division, 1 Jul 1976; 76th Military Airlift Wing, 30 Sep 1977; 76th Airlift Division, 15 Dec 1980; Twenty-First Air Force, 1 Oct 1985?.

Stations

Hanscom Field, MA, 27 Jun 1949?10 May 1951. Hanscom (later, Laurence G. Hanscom) Field, MA, 14 Jun 1952?16 Nov 1957. Andrews AFB, MD, 8 Jan 1966?.

Aircraft

C?45, 1949?1950; C?46, 1949?1951; T?6, 1949?1950; T?7, 1949?1951; T?11, 1949?1951. T?6, 1952?1954; T?11, 1952; F?51, 1952?1954; C?46, 1952, 1956?1957; T?28, 1953?1956; T?33, 1953?1957; F?80, 1953?1957; C?45, 1955?1957; TC?47, 1955?1957; F?86, 1957; C?119, 1957. C?118, 1966?1972; VC?118, 1966?1974; C?121, 1966?1968; VC?121, 1966; C?131, 1966; VC?131, 1966?1977, 1978?1979; C?135, 1966?1968, c. 1975?; VC?137, 1966?; C?140, 1966?1972; VC?140, 1966?1987; VC?6, 1966?1985; U?4, 1966?1969; VC?135, 1968?1992; VC/C?9, 1975?; T (later, CT)?39, 1975?1978; UH?1, 1976?; CH?3, 1976?1988; C?12, 1976?; C?20, 1983?; VC?25, 1990?.

Operations

Trained 1949?1951 in the organized Reserve as a troop carrier wing. Ordered to active service in May 1951, the wing was soon inactivated and its people used to fill worldwide vacancies in regular units. Trained 1952?1957 in the organized Reserve as a fighter-bomber wing. From Jan 1966 (after replacing the 1254th Air Transport Wing), served as a special mission airlift wing charged with providing worldwide airlift for the Executive Department and high?ranking dignitaries of the US Government and of foreign governments, as directed. Assumed an additional mission of controlling all T?39 administrative airlift within the United States from 1975?1978 and continued maintenance support to 1984. Gained a helicopter squadron in Jul 1976 and added rescue and medical evacuation (in the DC area) to its mission. In Oct 1976, began training C?12 pilots for units in Alaska and Germany, and for duty with defense attach?ffices and military assistance units. Reduced in size in 1977 through transfer of many aircraft and inactivation of units, and became a group on 30 Sep 1977. Redesignated in 1980 as a selectively manned wing. In addition to primary mission, frequently participated in humanitarian missions at home and abroad. Provided transport for personnel and supplies to Southwest Asia, 1990?1991.

Honors

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1966?30 Jun 1968; 1 Jul 1968? 30 Jun 1970; 1 Jul 1970?30 Jun 1972; 1 Jul 1972?30 Jun 1974; 1 Jul 1974? 31 Dec 1975; 1 Jan 1976?31 Jan 1977; 6 Apr 1977?18 May 1979; 1 Jul 1987?30 Jun 1989; 1 Jul 1989?30 Jun 1991; 1 Jul 1991?30 Jun 1992.

Bestowed Honors. Authorized to display honors earned by the 89th Operations Group prior to 27 Jun 1949.

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Decorations. None.



Jul 28 2000 10:13:37:000AM




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