65th Airlift Squadron

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65th Airlift Squadron
65th Airlift Squadron Patch
Active 7 December 1942 - 27 January 1946
9 August 1947 - 1 July 1966
10 March 1992 - Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Airlift Training
Part of Pacific Air Forces
15th Wing
15th Operations Group
Garrison/HQ Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Decorations Distinguished Unit Citation
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation

The 65th Airlift Squadron (65 AS) 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.



File:Bulldozer arrives on plane at Kaiapit strip 1943.jpg
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, and in Korea from 9 May 1952 – 31 December 1952.

It has flown worldwide aerial transportation operations since 1992.



  • 65th Troop Carrier Squadron (1942–1949)
  • 65th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium (1949–1992)
  • 65th Airlift Squadron (1992–Present)


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