62d Airlift Squadron

62d Troop Carrier Squadron62nd Squadron62d Tactical Airlift Squadron62d Troop Carrier62nd Airlift Squadron
The 62d Airlift Squadron is part of the 314th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.wikipedia
73 Related Articles

314th Operations Group

314th Troop Carrier Group314th Transport Group
314th Troop Carrier Group, 15 March 1943
The 62d Airlift Squadron flies the C-130J Super Hercules

314th Airlift Wing

314th Troop Carrier Wing314th Tactical Airlift Wing314th Troop Carrier Group
The 62d Airlift Squadron is part of the 314th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.
62d Airlift Squadron (62 AS)

315th Operations Group

315th Troop Carrier Group315th Transport Group315th
315th Troop Carrier Group, 5 December 1942 (attached to 89th Troop Carrier Group)
To replace the lost squadrons, the 61st Troop Carrier Squadron was activated at Bowman Field in October and the 62d Troop Carrier Squadron at Sedalia Army Air Field in December 1942, However these squadrons remained in the United States to be trained and were reassigned in March 1943 without ever joining the wing.

322d Tactical Airlift Wing

64th Troop Carrier Wing (later 64th Tactical Airlift Wing), 1 July 1966 (attached to 513th Tactical Airlift Wing, 15 December 1967 – 8 April 1968, 29 June-2 Oct 1968, 16 November 1969 – 11 January 1970, 3 July-30 August 1970; 322d Tactical Airlift Wing, 10 April-12 Jun 1971)
62d Tactical Airlift Squadron, 10 April – 12 June 1971

839th Air Division

839th Air Division, 1 December 1965 (attached to Troop Carrier Wing Provisional, 4413)
Two of the 314th's squadrons, the 61st and 62d Troop Carrier Squadrons were assigned to the division and attached to the 4413th.

64th Flying Training Wing

64th Troop Carrier Wing64th Troop Carrier Group64th Tactical Airlift Wing
64th Troop Carrier Wing (later 64th Tactical Airlift Wing), 1 July 1966 (attached to 513th Tactical Airlift Wing, 15 December 1967 – 8 April 1968, 29 June-2 Oct 1968, 16 November 1969 – 11 January 1970, 3 July-30 August 1970; 322d Tactical Airlift Wing, 10 April-12 Jun 1971)
62d Troop Carrier Squadron (later 62d Tactical Airlift Squadron): 1 July 1966 – 31 May 1971 (detached 13 December 1967 – c. 28 March 1968; 1 July – 2 October 1968; 5 November 1969 – 17 January 1970; 2 July – 31 August 1970; 2 April – 31 May 1971)

RAF Saltby

Saltby Airfield
RAF Saltby (AAF-538), England, 24 February 1944
62d Troop Carrier Squadron (E5)

Little Rock Air Force Base

Little Rock AFBAdams FieldAdams Field (later Little Rock AFB)
The 62d Airlift Squadron is part of the 314th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.

Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules

C-130JC-130J Super HerculesC-130J-30
It operates Lockheed C-130J Super Hercules aircraft and provides advanced training to pilots, copilots, and loadmasters for combat airlift and airdrop operations.

Aircraft pilot

pilotaviatorpilots
It operates Lockheed C-130J Super Hercules aircraft and provides advanced training to pilots, copilots, and loadmasters for combat airlift and airdrop operations.

Airdrop

air dropairdropsdropped
It operates Lockheed C-130J Super Hercules aircraft and provides advanced training to pilots, copilots, and loadmasters for combat airlift and airdrop operations.

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 Douglas C-47 Skytrains.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain

C-47Douglas DakotaDakota
Activated in late 1942 under I Troop Carrier Command and equipped with Douglas 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

North AfricaNorth AfricanNorth Africa 1941–43
Deployed to French Morocco in May 1943 and assigned to Twelfth Air Force to support combat operations in the North African Campaign.

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

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

Paratrooper

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

Normandy

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

Normandy landings

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

Military glider

glidergliderstransport glider
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)

Presidential Unit CitationNavy Presidential Unit CitationArmy Presidential Unit Citation
The unit received a Distinguished Unit Citation and a French citation for these missions.

Nijmegen

NoviomagusMayor of NijmegenNijmegen Salient
It dropped paratroops near Nijmegen and towed gliders carrying reinforcements during the airborne attack on the Netherlands.

Operation Market Garden

airborne attack on the NetherlandsMarket Gardenairborne invasion of the Netherlands
It dropped paratroops near Nijmegen and towed gliders carrying reinforcements during the airborne attack on the Netherlands.

Battle of the Bulge

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