67th Troop Carrier Squadron

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67th Troop Carrier Squadron
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Active 1943–1952
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Airlift

The 67th Troop Carrier Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the 433d Troop Carrier Group, based at Rhein-Main Air Base, West Germany. It was inactivated on July 14, 1952.

History

Established under I Troop Carrier Command, January 1943. after training deployed to Fifth Air Force in the Southwest Pacific Theater, August 1943 during the New Guinea Campaign. Engaged in combat operations, flying combat cargo resupply missions, troop carrier missions, parachute drops and other missions as necessary in New Guinea, Dutch East Indies; Philippine Campaign and the Battle of Okinawa. Participated in the Occupation of Japan, 1945-1946.

Reactivated in the Air Force Reserve 1947, activated at Cleveland Airport, Ohio. Not equipped or manned until 1950 when moved to Greenville AFB, South Carolina when equipped with C-119 Flying Boxcars. Activated during Korean War, personnel and equipment used as filler replacements in various active duty units, then inactivated.

Reactivated 1955 as part of 433d Troop Carrier Group, Brooks AFB, Texas again equipped with C-119s. Moved to Kelly AFB, Texas, May 1960 under 433d Troop Carrier Wing. Inactivated 30 June 1974.

Operations and Decorations

  • Combat Operations: World War II
  • Campaigns: Air Offensive, Japan; New Guinea; Northern Solomons; Bismarck Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines; Ryukyus
  • Decorations: Philippine Presidential Unit Citation.

Lineage

  • Constituted 67th Troop Carrier Squadron on January 22, 1943
  • Activated on February 9, 1943
Inactivated on January 15, 1946
  • Activated in the reserve on April 13, 1947
Re-designated 67th Troop Carrier Squadron (Medium) on June 27, 1949
Ordered to active service on October 15, 1950
Inactivated on July 14, 1952
  • Activated 18 May 1955
Re-designated 67th Military Airlift Squadron on 1 July 1967
Inactivated 30 June 1974

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Stations

Aircraft

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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