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USAF ANG 156th Airlift Squadron Desert Patch

 
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3.5 inch - 90mm
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156th Airlift Squadron
 Lineage. Constituted 360th Fighter Squadron on 8 Dec 1942. Activated on 12 Dec 1942. Inactivated on 11 Nov 1945. Redesignated 156th Fighter Squadron and allocated to the ANG on 24 May 1946. Extended federal recognition on 15 Mar 1948. Redesignated 156th Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 10 Oct 1950; 156th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 1 Jul 1955; 156th Aeromedical Transport Squadron on 1 Feb 1961; 156th Air Transport Squadron on 25 Jan 1964; 156th Military Airlift Squadron on 1 Jan 1966; 145th Tactical Airlift Squadron on 15 May 1971; 145th Airlift Squadron on 15 Mar 1992-Present.
Assignments. 356th Fighter Group, 12 Dec 1942-11 Nov 1945. NC ANG, 15 Mar 1948; 123d Fighter Bomber Group, 10 Oct 1950-10 July 1952; 145th Fighter-Interceptor Group, 1 Jul 1957; 145th Aeromedical Transport Group, 1 Feb 1961; 145th Air Transport Group (Heavy), 25 Jan 1964; 145th Military Airlift Group, 1 Jan 1966; 145th Tactical Airlift Group, 15 May 1971; 145th Airlift Group, 15 Mar 1992-Present.
Stations. Westover Field, MA, 12 Dec 1942; Groton AAF, CT, 9 Mar 1943; Grenier Field, NH, 6 Jul-15 Aug 1943; Goxhill, England, 26 Aug 1943; Martlesham, England, c. 10 Oct 1943-27 Oct 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 10-11 Nov 1945. Morris Field (later Douglas IAP), NC, 15 Mar 1948-Present. (Korean War call-up, Godman Field, KY, 20 Oct 1950; RAF Manston, England, Nov 1951-10 Jul 1952)
Aircraft. P-47, 1943-1944; P-51, 1944-1945. F-47D, 1948-1949; F-51D, 1949-1950; F-84D/E, 1950-1952; F-51D, 1952-1955; T-33, 1953-1961; F-86A, 1955-1957; F-86E, 1957-1959; F-86L, 1959-1961; C-119C, 1961-1962; C-121C/G, 1962-1965; C-124C, 1965-1971; C-130B, 1971-1994; C-130H, 1993-Present.
Operations. Combat in ETO, 15 Oct 1943-1 May 1945. Called to active duty as part of the Korean War call-up, 10 Oct 1950-10 Jul 1952. Air Defense of Southern US, 1952-1961. Aeromedical transport, 1961-1964. Worldwide airlift mission, with a secondary aeromedical evacuation mission, 1964-Present. Airlift missions to Vietnam, 1967-1971. Participated in exercises; Volant Oak, Operation Sandbag, Bold Eagle, Red Flag, Solid Shield, Gallant Eagle, Sentry Tarheel, Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Won the 1986 Airlift Rodeo competition. Currently, the mission is to maintain operational readiness and provide the capability to deploy and redeploy air and ground forces to any area of the world. It can further provide resupply missions, routine airlift and combat missions in the war zone by airland or airdrop as well as aeromedical and refugee evacuation.
Service Streamers. None.
Campaign Streamers. Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater.
Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Holland, 17, 18 and 23 Sep 1944.
Emblem.

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