32d Flying Training Squadron

32d Tactical Airlift Squadron32nd Squadron32d Transport (later, 32d Troop Carrier; 32d Tactical Airlift) Squadron32d Troop Carrier Squadron
The 32d Flying Training Squadron was last part of the 71st Flying Training Wing based at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma.wikipedia
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322d Tactical Airlift Wing

314th Tactical Airlift Wing, 1 Sep 1973 (attached to 513th Tactical Airlift Wing, 5 November 1973 – 16 January 1974, 3 September–14 November 1975; 322d Tactical Airlift Wing, 3 February–16 April 1975; 435th Combat Support Group, 3 June–14 August 1976, 13 February–13 April 1977; 435th Tactical Airlift Group, 9 September–14 November 1977)
32d Tactical Airlift Squadron, 15 February-15 April 1975

513th Air Control Group

513th Tactical Airlift Wing513th Troop Carrier Wing3d Combat Cargo Group
314th Tactical Airlift Wing, 1 Sep 1973 (attached to 513th Tactical Airlift Wing, 5 November 1973 – 16 January 1974, 3 September–14 November 1975; 322d Tactical Airlift Wing, 3 February–16 April 1975; 435th Combat Support Group, 3 June–14 August 1976, 13 February–13 April 1977; 435th Tactical Airlift Group, 9 September–14 November 1977)
32d Tactical Airlift Squadron: attached 5 November 1973 – 15 January 1974 and 5 September - 14 November 1975

314th Operations Group

314th Troop Carrier Group314th Transport Group
314th Transport Group, 2 March 1942
32d Transport (later, 32d Troop Carrier; 32d Tactical Airlift) Squadron (S2): 2 March 1942 – 18 September 1945; 1 November 1978 – 30 June 1979

3d Fighter Training Squadron

3d Tactical Fighter Squadron3d Aero Squadron3d Flying Training Squadron
Due to a lack of a relevant mission for a lesser known sister squadron, the 32d was inactivated in an attempt to save the heritage of the 3rd Fighter Training Squadron.
In September 2012, the 32d Flying Training Squadron was inactivated, and its T-1 Jayhawk training mission and personnel were taken over by the newly reactivated 3rd FTS at Vance in order to preserve the latter's heritage.

71st Operations Group

71st Reconnaissance Group71st Observation Group71st Tactical Reconnaissance Group
71st Operations Group, 1 June 1995 – 14 September 2012
32d Flying Training Squadron, T-1 Jayhawk

435th Operations Group

435th Troop Carrier Group435th Tactical Airlift Group
314th Tactical Airlift Wing, 1 Sep 1973 (attached to 513th Tactical Airlift Wing, 5 November 1973 – 16 January 1974, 3 September–14 November 1975; 322d Tactical Airlift Wing, 3 February–16 April 1975; 435th Combat Support Group, 3 June–14 August 1976, 13 February–13 April 1977; 435th Tactical Airlift Group, 9 September–14 November 1977)
32d Tactical Airlift Squadron: Attached 9 September 1977 – 14 November 1977

RAF Saltby

Saltby Airfield
RAF Saltby (AAF-538), England, 20 February 1944
32d Troop Carrier Squadron (S2)

71st Flying Training Wing

71st Tactical Reconnaissance Wing71st Strategic Reconnaissance Wing71st Missile Warning Wing
The 32d Flying Training Squadron was last part of the 71st Flying Training Wing based at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

I Troop Carrier Command

Air Transport CommandAir Transport Command (later I Troop Carrier Command)
Activated in late 1942 under I Troop Carrier Command and equipped with C-47 Skytrains.

Twelfth Air Force

12th Air ForceTwelfthTwelfth Air Force (AFSOUTH)
Deployed to French Morocco in May 1943 and assigned to Twelfth Air Force to support combat operations in the North African Campaign.

North African Campaign

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Deployed to French Morocco in May 1943 and assigned to Twelfth Air Force to support combat operations in the North African Campaign.

Mediterranean Theater of Operations

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Remained with Twelfth Air Force, moving to Tunisia and Sicily providing transport and resupply operations as well as casualty evacuation of wounded personnel in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations.

IX Troop Carrier Command

9th Troop Carrier CommandU.S. IX Troop Carrier Command
Reassigned to IX Troop Carrier Command, in England during early 1944 as part of the build-up of Allied forces prior to the D-Day invasion of France.

Military operation

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Began operations by dropping paratroops into Normandy on D-Day (6 June 1944) and releasing gliders with reinforcements on the following day.

Paratrooper

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Began operations by dropping paratroops into Normandy on D-Day (6 June 1944) and releasing gliders with reinforcements on the following day.

Normandy

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Began operations by dropping paratroops into Normandy on D-Day (6 June 1944) and releasing gliders with reinforcements on the following day.

Normandy landings

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Began operations by dropping paratroops into Normandy on D-Day (6 June 1944) and releasing gliders with reinforcements on the following day.

Military glider

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Began operations by dropping paratroops into Normandy on D-Day (6 June 1944) and releasing gliders with reinforcements on the following day.

Presidential Unit Citation (United States)

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The unit received a Distinguished Unit Citation for these missions.

Nijmegen

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It dropped paratroops near Nijmegen and towed gliders carrying reinforcements during the Operation Market Garden, the airborne attack on the Netherlands.

Operation Market Garden

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It dropped paratroops near Nijmegen and towed gliders carrying reinforcements during the Operation Market Garden, the airborne attack on the Netherlands.

Battle of the Bulge

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In December, it participated in the Battle of the Bulge by releasing gliders with supplies for the 101st Airborne Division near Bastogne.

Bastogne

NovilleArloncourtBastogne, Luxembourg, Belgium
In December, it participated in the Battle of the Bulge by releasing gliders with supplies for the 101st Airborne Division near Bastogne.

Rhine

River RhineRhine RiverRhine Valley
Moved to Belgium in early 1945, and participated in the Western Allied invasion of Germany, participating in the air assault across the Rhine River in March 1945, each aircraft towed two gliders with troops of the 17th Airborne Division and released them near Wesel.

17th Airborne Division (United States)

17th Airborne DivisionU.S. 17th Airborne Division17th
Moved to Belgium in early 1945, and participated in the Western Allied invasion of Germany, participating in the air assault across the Rhine River in March 1945, each aircraft towed two gliders with troops of the 17th Airborne Division and released them near Wesel.