2nd Airlift Squadron (2 AS) of the United States Air Force is an airlift squadron operating from Pope Air Force Base, Fayetteville, North Carolina. They operate C-130 Hercules aircraft. The squadron is part of the 43d Airlift Wing of the Air Mobility Command.
The squadron trained transport pilots, 21 May-1 October 1942; transported troops and airdropped them during the airborne assault on Myitkyina, Burma, 17 May 1944; aerial transportation in China-Burma-India theater, 25 February 1943-c. August 1945; airlift of Chinese troops to eastern China for disarmament operations, September-November 1945. Airlift for airborne troops, 1 June 1992–present.
Today the squadron flies
C-130H2 Hercules' transport aircraft on airlift missions and shares these aircraft in an association with the Air Force Reserve Command's 440th Airlift Wing. After being moved to Pope in the 2005 BRAC, the 440th became the first Air Force Reserve Wing to have an active duty associate squadron. [1 ] [2 ] [3 ]
Mission [ edit ]
Department of Defense with highly trained, highly motivated, combat-ready aircrews who execute the best tactical airlift/airdrop operations in the United States Air Force. [4 ]
History [ edit ]
Lineage [ edit ]
2d Provisional Transport Squadron on 1 March 1935
2d Transport Squadron, and activated, on 28 June 1935 Redesignated
2d Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 July 1942 Inactivated on 24 December 1945
2d Airlift Squadron, and activated, on 1 June 1992.
Assignments [ edit ]
Attached to India-China Wing,
Air Transport Command, 9 March-1 July 1943
Assam Air Base Command, c. 1 July 1943
Attached to Troop Carrier Command, Eastern Air Command, 20 December 1943-6 March 1944
Stations [ edit ]
Olmsted Field, Pennsylvania, 28 June 1935
Stout Field, Indiana, 21 May 1942
Kellogg Field, Michigan, 1 July 1942
Bowman Field, Kentucky, 4 August 1942
Pope Field, North Carolina, 1 October 1942-23 January 1943 Yangkai,
China, 17 February 1943 Dinjan,
India, 1 July 1943 Shingbwiyang,
Burma, 14 August 1944 Dinjan,
India, 1 June 1945 Chihkiang,
China, 24 August 1945 Hankow,
China, 25 September-21 November 1945
Camp Anza, California, 23–24 December 1945
Pope AFB, North Carolina, 1 June 1992–present
Aircraft [ edit ]
Including C-39 and various civilian and military modifications of DC-3 during period 1939-1941
This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
^ * "43d Operations Group" . Retrieved 2006-08-18.
External links [ edit ]