328th Airlift Squadron

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328th Airlift Squadron
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A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft assigned to the 107th Airlift Wing is loaded with 30,000 bottles of water at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, N.Y. 121102-F-ZP861-886.jpg
A squadron C-130 Hercules is loaded with water to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts
Active 1944-1945; 1949-1951; 1952-present
Country  United States
Branch  United States Air Force
Role Airlift
Part of Air Force Reserve Command
Garrison/HQ Niagara Falls International Airport
Engagements China-Burma-India Theater
Decorations Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm[1]
Insignia
328th Airlift Squadron emblem (approved 23 September 1998)[1] 328th Airlift Squadron.jpg
328th Airlift Squadron emblem (1996) (approved 28 July 1944, modified 1996)[2][note 1] 328 Airlift Sq emblem (1996).png

The 328th Airlift Squadron is part of the 914th Airlift Wing at Niagara Falls International Airport, New York. It operates C-130 Hercules aircraft supporting the United States Air Force global reach mission world wide.

Mission[edit]

History[edit]

World War II[edit]

The 328th transported personnel and supplies, primarily to forward areas, and evacuated casualties in the China-Burma-India Theater from 16 September 1944 to 11 November 1945. [1]

Initial reserve operations and activation for Korean War[edit]

It performed troop carrier training from 1949 until it was mobilized for the Korean War in April 1951.[1]

Reserve airlift operations[edit]

It has supported airborne forces and performed worldwide airlift since 1952. The squadron deployed to Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War and in Southwest Asia during the Gulf War.[1]

Operations[edit]

Lineage[edit]

  • Constituted as the 3d Combat Cargo Squadron on 11 April 1944
Activated on 15 April 1944
Redesignated 328th Troop Carrier Squadron on 29 September 1945
Inactivated on 20 December 1945
  • Redesignated 328th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 4 August 1949
Activated in the reserve on 2 September 1949
Ordered to active service on 15 March 1951
Inactivated on 1 April 1951
  • Activated in the reserve on 14 June 1952
Ordered to active service on 28 October 1962
Relieved from active service on 28 November 1962
Redesignated 328th Tactical Airlift Squadron on 1 July 1967
Redesignated 328th Airlift Squadron on 1 February 1992[1]

Assignments[edit]

Stations[edit]

Aircraft[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Maurer indicates that a variation of this emblem was the one approved in 1944. Maurer, Combat Squadrons, p. 20. The AFHRA Factsheet indicates a version of the current emblem is the 1944 emblem. It appears that the 3d Combat Cargo Squadron used a variation of the Horseshoe Emblem in the CBI Theater.
Citations
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Factsheet 328 Airlift Squadron (AFRC)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. December 10, 2007. Retrieved November 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ Maurer, Combat Squadrons, p. 20

Bibliography[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.