68th Airlift Squadron

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68th Airlift Squadron
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68th Airlift Squadron Patch
Active 22 January 1943 - 15 January 1946
3 August 1947 - 14 July 1952
18 May 1955 - Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Airlift
Part of Air Force Reserve Command
4th Air Force
433d Airlift Wing
433d Operations Group
Garrison/HQ Kelly Field Annex
Decorations Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation

The 68th Airlift Squadron (68 AS) is a United States Air Force Reserve squadron, assigned to the 433d Operations Group, stationed at Kelly Field Annex, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

Overview[edit]

The squadron operates Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft providing global airlift.[1]

History[edit]

The 68th flew troop carrier missions in New Guinea, Philippines, and the western Pacific from 1943 to 1945 and participated in the airborne assault at Aparri, Luzon, 23 June 1945.

It has conducted worldwide airlift since 1955. Specific contributions have included the 68th flying medical supplies, tanks, and field rations to Panama in 1989 and 1990 and airlifting personnel and materiel destined for southwestern Asia, 1990-1991.

Operations[edit]

Lineage[edit]

  • 68th Troop Carrier Squadron (1943–1949)
  • 68th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium (1949–1967)
  • 68th Tactical Airlift Squadron (1967–1985)
  • 68th Military Airlift Squadron (1985–1992)
  • 68th Airlift Squadron (1992–Present)

Assignments[edit]

Bases stationed[edit]

Aircraft operated[edit]

References[edit]

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

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