Sewart Air Force Base, Tennessee, 1 July 1963. Lockbourne Air Force Base, Ohio, 1 April 1965 – 25 June 1967. Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, 15 October 1969 – 31 August 1972. McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, 1 October 1995 – present. Douglas C-47 Skytrain (1941–1945). Douglas C-54 Skymaster (1948–1949). Fairchild C-82 Packet (1951–1953). Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar (1953–1954). Lockheed C-130 Hercules (1962–1967). De Haviland Canada C-7 Caribou (1969–1972). Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker (1995 – present).
18th Troop Carrier Squadron18th Squadron18th
76th Flying Training Wing
The 76th Flying Training Wing was a wing of the United States Army Air Forces. It was assigned to the Army Air Forces Flying Training Command, and was stationed from 1943-46 at Smyrna Army Airfield, Tennessee.
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374th Tactical Airlift Wing374th Troop Carrier Wing374th Troop Carrier Group
Attached during Vietnam War. 22d Troop Carrier Squadron: 3 February 1956 – 1 July 1957. 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron: 16 May – 1 September 1972. 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron: 29 November 1972 – 28 February 1973. 38th Tactical Airlift Squadron: 1 September – 29 November 1972. 61st Tactical Airlift Squadron: 16 May – 1 September 1972. 772d Tactical Airlift Squadron: c. 10 May – 6 June 1973. 773d Tactical Airlift Squadron: 28 February – c. 10 May 1973.
Was: Sewart AAF until 1947, then Sewart Air Force Base (1947-1971). Now: Smyrna Airport and Army Aviation Support Facility #1, Tennessee Army National Guard. William Northern Field, Tullahoma. Sub-base of Smyrna AAF. 343d Army Air Force Base Unit. Now: Tullahoma Regional Airport. Memphis AAF, Memphis. 4th Ferrying Group. Joint use USAAF/Civil Airport/US Navy. 346th Army Air Force Base Unit. Now: Memphis International Airport and Memphis Air National Guard Base. Berry Field/Nashville Municipal Airport, Nashville, Tennessee. 20th Ferrying Group. Joint use USAAF/Civil Airport. 508th Army Air Force Base Unit. Now Nashville International Airport and Berry Field Air National Guard Base.
774th Tactical Airlift Squadron774th Troop Carrier Squadron774th Bombardment Squadron
Sewart Air Force Base, Tennessee, 15 November 1958. Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, 5 July 1963 – 7 February 1966. Mactan Isle Airfield, Philippines, 12 February 1966. Clark Air Base, Philippines, 15 July 1968 – 15 June 1971. Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, 1 June 1972 – 1 October 1993 (deployed at: RAF Mildenhall, England, 5 September – 15 November 1974; Rhein Main Air Base, West Germany, 12 October – 15 December 1973; RAF Sculthorpe, England, 4 August – 13 October 1988). Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, 20 April 2002 – 18 March 2003. Bishkek Manas, Kyrgyzstan, 4 October 2004. Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, 6 January 2006 – unknown. Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, 1943–1945.
Air ForceU.S. Air ForceUSAF
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces. It is one of the five branches of the United States Armed Forces, and one of the seven American uniformed services. Initially formed as a part of the United States Army on 1 August 1907, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the U.S. Armed Forces on 18 September 1947 with the passing of the National Security Act of 1947. It is the youngest branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, and the fourth in order of precedence. The USAF is the largest and most technologically advanced air force in the world.
Little Rock AFBAdams FieldAdams Field (later Little Rock AFB)
The 19th Operations Group is composed of three flying squadrons—the 41st, 53rd, and 61st Airlift Squadrons. The 41st is the Air Force's first active-duty combat-ready C-130J squadron. These squadrons are operational and deploy throughout the world. 19th Mission Support Group. The 19th Mission Support Group encompasses the support and logistic functions for the base. The group includes contracting, civil engineer, communications, security forces, force support and the logistic readiness squadrons. 19th Maintenance Group. Deploys and trains C-130 maintainers and aircraft.
Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee. The city is the county seat of Davidson County and is located on the Cumberland River. The city's population ranks 24th in the U.S. According to 2017 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the total consolidated city-county population stood at 691,243. The "balance" population, which excludes semi-independent municipalities within Davidson County, was 667,560 in 2017.
IraqOperation Iraqi Freedomwar in Iraq
The Iraq War was a protracted armed conflict that began in 2003 with the invasion of Iraq by a United States-led coalition that overthrew the government of Saddam Hussein. The conflict continued for much of the next decade as an insurgency emerged to oppose the occupying forces and the post-invasion Iraqi government. An estimated 151,000 to 600,000 or more Iraqis were killed in the first three to four years of conflict. The U.S. became re-involved in 2014 at the head of a new coalition; the insurgency and many dimensions of the civil armed conflict continue. The invasion occurred as part of a declared war against international terrorism and its sponsors under the administration of U.S.
War DepartmentDepartment of WarU.S. War Department
The United States Department of War, also called the War Department (and occasionally War Office in the early years), was the United States Cabinet department originally responsible for the operation and maintenance of the United States Army, also bearing responsibility for naval affairs until the establishment of the Navy Department in 1798, and for most land-based air forces until the creation of the Department of the Air Force on September 18, 1947.
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) was the official name used by the U.S. government for the Global War on Terrorism. On October 7, 2001, in response to the September 11 attacks, President George W. Bush announced that airstrikes targeting Al Qaeda and the Taliban had begun in Afghanistan. Operation Enduring Freedom primarily refers to the War in Afghanistan, but it is also affiliated with counterterrorism operations in other countries, such as OEF-Philippines and OEF-Trans Sahara.
Second World WarwarWWII
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. A state of total war emerged, directly involving more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. The major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources.
Rutherford CountyRutherfordMayor of Rutherford County
Rutherford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 262,604, growing to an estimated 317,157 in 2017, making it the fifth-most populous county in Tennessee. Its county seat is Murfreesboro, which is also the geographic center of Tennessee. As of 2010, it is the center of population of Tennessee.
USAAFArmy Air ForcesU.S. Army Air Forces
The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF or AAF), informally known as the Air Force, was the aerial warfare service of the United States during and immediately after World War II (1939/41–1945), successor to the previous United States Army Air Corps and the direct predecessor of the United States Air Force of today, one of the five uniformed military services. The AAF was a component of the United States Army, which in 1942 was divided functionally by executive order into three autonomous forces: the Army Ground Forces, the Services of Supply (which in 1943 became the Army Service Forces), and the Army Air Forces.
MoroccoFrench MoroccoFrench protectorate
The French protectorate in Morocco (Protectorat français au Maroc, ; الحماية الفرنسية في المغرب), also known as French Morocco (Maroc Français), was a territory established by the Treaty of Fez. It existed from 1912, when the protectorate was formally established, until independence and dissolution in 1956. It shared territory variously with the Spanish protectorate, established and dissolved the same years; its borders consisted of the area of Morocco between the "Corridor of Taza" and the Draa River, including sparse tribal lands, and the official capital was Rabat.
B-17B-17 Flying FortressB-17s
The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engined heavy bomber developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC). Competing against Douglas and Martin for a contract to build 200 bombers, the Boeing entry (prototype Model 299/XB-17) outperformed both competitors and exceeded the air corps' performance specifications. Although Boeing lost the contract (to the Douglas B-18 Bolo) because the prototype crashed, the air corps ordered 13 more B-17s for further evaluation.
12th Air ForceTwelfthTwelfth Air Force (AFSOUTH)
The Twelfth Air Force (12 AF; Air Forces Southern, (AFSOUTH)) is a Numbered Air Force of the United States Air Force Air Combat Command (ACC). It is headquartered at Davis–Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.
The Consolidated B-24 Liberator is an American heavy bomber, designed by Consolidated Aircraft of San Diego, California. It was known within the company as the Model 32, and some initial production aircraft were laid down as export models designated as various LB-30s, in the Land Bomber design category.
North AfricaNorth AfricanNorth Africa 1941–43
The North African Campaign of the Second World War took place in North Africa from 10 June 1940 to 13 May 1943. It included campaigns fought in the Libyan and Egyptian deserts (Western Desert Campaign, also known as the Desert War) and in Morocco and Algeria (Operation Torch), as well as Tunisia (Tunisia Campaign).
2nd Air Force2d Air ForceSecond
The Second Air Force (2 AF; 2d Air Force in 1942) is a USAF numbered air force responsible for conducting basic military and technical training for Air Force enlisted members and non-flying officers. In World War II the CONUS unit defended the Northwestern United States and Upper Great Plains regions and during the Cold War, was Strategic Air Command unit with strategic bombers and missiles. Elements of Second Air Force engaged in combat operations during the Korean War; Vietnam War, as well as Operation Desert Storm.
9th Troop Carrier CommandU.S. IX Troop Carrier Command
The IX Troop Carrier Command was a United States Army Air Forces unit. Its last assignment was with the Ninth Air Force, based at Greenville Army Air Base, South Carolina. It was inactivated on 31 March 1946. As a component command of the Ninth Air Force, based in the United Kingdom.
The title flight officer was a military rank used by the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. It was also an air force rank in several Commonwealth nations where it was used for female officers and was equivalent to the rank of flight lieutenant. The term flight officer is sometimes used today to describe job title positions as aircrew members.
A military operation is the coordinated military actions of a state, or a non-state actor, in response to a developing situation. These actions are designed as a military plan to resolve the situation in the state or actor's favor. Operations may be of a combat or non-combat nature and may be referred to by a code name for the purpose of national security. Military operations are often known for their more generally accepted common usage names than their actual operational objectives.
Second lieutenant (called lieutenant in some countries) is a junior commissioned officer military rank in many armed forces, comparable to NATO OF-1b rank.