65th Airlift Squadron

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65th Airlift Squadron
Boeing C-40 Clipper Wellington Airport (24).jpg
Squadron C-40 Clipper at Wellington Airport
Active1942–1946; 1947–1966; 1992–present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
RoleAirlift
Part ofPacific Air Forces
Garrison/HQJoint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
EngagementsSouthwest Pacific Theater
Korean War[1]
DecorationsDistinguished Unit Citation
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation[1]
Insignia
65th Airlift Squadron emblem (approved 27 November 1942)[1]65 AS.jpg

The 65th Airlift Squadron is part of the 15th Wing at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. It operates C-37 and C-40 Clipper aircraft providing executive airlift in the Pacific theater.

Mission  [edit]

The squadron's mission is to provide global airlift to Commander, US Pacific Command and Commander, Pacific Air Forces, as well as distinguished visitor missions.[1]

History[edit]

World War II[edit]

New Guinea. A bulldozer arrives for use on the Kaiapit strip, September 1943. The aircraft is C-47A 42-92034 of the 65th Troop carrier Squadron.

The 65th conducted aerial transportation and evacuation in the Pacific Theater of Operations from 26 July 1943-c. August 1945.[1]

Reserve operation and Korean War mobilization[edit]

The 65th conducted aerial transportation and evacuation in Korea from 9 May 1952 – 31 December 1952.[1]

Reactivation and Berlin crisis mobilization[edit]

Pacific airlift[edit]

Beginning in 1992, flew specially configured C-135s, and later C-37 and C-40 aircraft, to provide global airlift to Commander, US Pacific Command and Commander, Pacific Air Forces, as well as distinguished visitor missions.[1]

Lineage[edit]

  • Constituted as the 65th Troop Carrier Squadron on 7 December 1942
Activated on 12 December 1942
Inactivated on 27 January 1946
  • Activated in the reserve on 9 August 1947
Redesignated 65th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 27 June 1949
Ordered to active service on 1 April 1951
Inactivated on 1 January 1953
  • Activated in the reserve on 1 January 1953
Ordered to active service on 28 Oct 1962
Relieved from active service on 28 Nov 1962
Discontinued and inactivated on 1 July 1966
  • Redesignated 65th Airlift Squadron on 20 February 1992
Activated on 10 March 1992[1]

Assignments[edit]

Stations[edit]

Aircraft[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Robertson, Patsy (April 3, 2014). "65 Airlift Squadron (PACAF)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Archived from the original on December 17, 2014. Retrieved December 8, 2017.

Bibliography[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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