337th Airlift Squadron

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337th Airlift Squadron
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CH-53E loaded on C-5A Davis-Monthan 2005.jpg
A 337th C-5A Galaxy loading a US Navy CH-53 Super Stallion at Davis-Monthan AFB in 2005]]
Active 1949-1953; 1953-1957; 1958-present
Country  United States
Branch  United States Air Force
Role Airlift
Part of Air Force Reserve Command
Garrison/HQ Westover Air Reserve Base
Motto(s) Non Ducor Duco Latin I Am Not Led, I Lead
Engagements Operation Just Cause[1]
Decorations Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm[1]
Insignia
337th Airlift Squadron emblem (approved 11 July 1996)[1] 337th Airlift Squadron.jpg
337th Airlift Squadron emblem (c. 1994)[note 1] 337 AS new patch.jpg

The 337th Airlift Squadron is part of the 439th Airlift Wing at Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts. It operates Lockheed C-5 Galaxy aircraft supporting the United States Air Force global reach mission worldwide.

Mission[edit]

The 337th Airlift Squadron airlifted U.S. airborne forces, military equipment and supplies as needed during Korean War, 1951-1953. The squadron also flew airlift missions worldwide, 1953-1989. At the end of 1989, it took part in Operation Just Cause, flying troops and equipment to Panama. [2]

History[edit]

The 337th served on active duty within the United States during Korean War from, 1951–1953, airlifting U.S. airborne forces and military equipment and supplies as needed. It trained for and flew airlift missions worldwide from, 1953–1957 and since 1958. At the end of 1989, it took part in Operation Just Cause, flying troops and equipment to Panama.They provide communications, engineering, logistical, medical and security requirement.

Lineage[edit]

  • Constituted as the 337th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 10 May 1949
Activated in the reserve on 26 June 1949
Ordered to active service on 1 May 1951
Inactivated on 1 February 1953
  • Activated in the reserve on 1 April 1953
Inactivated on 1 July 1957.
  • Activated in the reserve on 8 July 1958
Redesignated 337th Military Airlift Squadron on 1 April 1966
Redesignated 337th Tactical Airlift Squadron on 1 April 1972
Redesignated 337th Military Airlift Squadron on 1 October 1987
Redesignated 337th Airlift Squadron on 1 February 1992[1]

Assignments[edit]

Stations[edit]

Aircraft[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ This emblem was originally approved for the 337th Troop Carrier Squadron on a shield. It was later placed on a disc to comply with requirements for squadron emblems.
Citations
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Haulman, Daniel L. (December 10, 2007). "Factsheet 337 Airlift Squadron (AFRC)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Retrieved July 31, 2017. 
  2. ^ http://usafunithistory.com/PDF/0300/337%20AIRLIFT%20SQ.pdf

Bibliogtaphy[edit]

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

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