89th Airlift Squadron

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89th Airlift Squadron
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89th Airlift Squadron Patch
Active 14 May 1943 - 22 September 1945
27 June 1949 - 14 March 1951
15 June 1952 - 1 July 1957
1 July 1982 - Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Airlift
Part of Air Force Reserve Command
4th Air Force
445th Airlift Wing
445th Operations Group
Garrison/HQ Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Engagements Operation Overlord
Operation Dragoon
Operation Market Garden
Battle of Bastogne
Decorations Distinguished Unit Citation
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

The 89th Airlift Squadron (89 AS) is a United States Air Force Reserve squadron, assigned to the 445th Operations Group, stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.


It operates C-17 Globemaster III aircraft providing strategic, tactical and global airlift.


During World War II the 89th participated in the airborne assaults on Normandy, Southern France, the Netherlands, Germany, and the relief of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. The squadron also transported cargo and personnel in the European Theater of Operations and Mediterranean Theater of Operations in 1944 and 1945.

It trained for troop carrier operations from 1947–1951, for fighter-bomber missions from 1952–1957, and for tactical fighter operations from 1982-1994.

Since 1994 the 89th has trained for and flown strategic airlift missions worldwide, taking part in contingency operations as needed.



  • 89th Troop Carrier Squadron (1943–1949)
  • 89th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium (1949–1952)
  • 89th Fighter-Bomber Squadron (1952–1982)
  • 89th Tactical Fighter Squadron (1982–1992)
  • 89th Fighter Squadron (1992–1994)
  • 89th Airlift Squadron (1994–Present)


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

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