53d Airlift Squadron

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The 53d Airlift Squadron is part of the 19th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.wikipedia
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19th Airlift Wing

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The 53d Airlift Squadron is part of the 19th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.
53d Airlift Squadron, C-130H

463d Airlift Group

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463d Airlift Group, 15 May 2008 – 1 October 2008
53d Airlift Squadron (C-130E) "Blackjacks" (Gold tail Stripe)

19th Operations Group

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19th Operations Group, 1 October 2008 – present
53d Airlift Squadron

Waller Air Force Base

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In late May 1945, after V-E Day, the squadron was moved to Waller Field, Trinidad and attached to Air Transport Command.
14th, 15th, 53d, 59th Troop Carrier Squadrons, 29 May-31 July 1945 (C-47)

314th Operations Group

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314th Operations Group, 1 October 1993 – 11 January 2008
53d Airlift Squadron: 1 October 1993 – 11 January 2008

RAF Barkston Heath

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RAF Barkston Heath (AAF-483), England, 18 February 1944
53d Troop Carrier Squadron (3A)

61st Air Base Group

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61st Transport Group (later 61st Troop Carrier Group), 1 June 1942 – 31 July 1945
53d Transport (later, 53d Troop Carrier) Squadron: 1 June 1942 – 31 July 1945; 30 September 1946 – 8 October 1959 (detached 26 March – 14 September 1952; September 1958-c. March 1959)

Berlin Tempelhof Airport

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Tempelhof Air Base, Germany, 20 January 1948
To facilitate the command and control, as well as the unloading of aircraft, the USAF 53d Troop Carrier Squadron was temporarily assigned to Tempelhof.

63d Air Expeditionary Wing

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63d Troop Carrier Wing (later 63d Military Airlift Wing), 18 January 1963 – 8 July 1966
53d Troop Carrier Squadron (later 53 Military Airlift Squadron): 18 January 1963 – 8 July 1966, 8 January 1972 – 1 October 1978, 1 July 1980 – 1 January 1992

Little Rock Air Force Base

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The 53d Airlift Squadron is part of the 19th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

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It operates Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft for airlift and airdrop operations.

Airlift

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It operates Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft for airlift and airdrop operations.

Airdrop

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It operates Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft for airlift and airdrop operations.

I Troop Carrier Command

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Activated in June 1942 as a I Troop Carrier Command Douglas C-47 Skytrain troop carrier squadron, trained in the United States.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain

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Activated in June 1942 as a I Troop Carrier Command Douglas C-47 Skytrain troop carrier squadron, trained in the United States.

Twelfth Air Force

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Assigned to Twelfth Air Force and deployed North Africa during May 1943.

North African Campaign

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The squadron's aircraft flew supplies to front-line units in Algeria and Tunisia during the North African Campaign as soon as suitable landing strips were available and evacuated casualties back to rear area field hospitals.

Allied invasion of Sicily

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Squadron engaged in combat operations, dropping airborne units into Sicily during the Operation Husky invasion and later into areas around Anzio, Italy as part of Operation Shingle, the invasion of mainland Italy and the initiation of the Italian Campaign, January 1944.

Anzio

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Squadron engaged in combat operations, dropping airborne units into Sicily during the Operation Husky invasion and later into areas around Anzio, Italy as part of Operation Shingle, the invasion of mainland Italy and the initiation of the Italian Campaign, January 1944.

Battle of Anzio

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Squadron engaged in combat operations, dropping airborne units into Sicily during the Operation Husky invasion and later into areas around Anzio, Italy as part of Operation Shingle, the invasion of mainland Italy and the initiation of the Italian Campaign, January 1944.

IX Troop Carrier Command

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Was moved to England in February 1944, assigned to IX Troop Carrier Command.

Invasion

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Prepared for the invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe.

German-occupied Europe

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Prepared for the invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe.

Normandy

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In June 1944, subordinate units dropped paratroops in Normandy, subsequently flying numerous missions to bring in reinforcements and needed supplies.

Operation Market Garden

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During the airborne attack on The Netherlands (Operation Market Garden, September 1944), the squadron dropped paratroops, towed gliders, and flew resupply missions.