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300th Airlift Squadron (Charleston) C-17 Model

$279.00

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Description

300th Airlift Squadron (Charleston) C-17 Model

Fly with the 300th Airlift Squadron (Charleston) in this handcrafted C-17 Globemaster Model. Each piece is carved from wood and hand painted to provide a piece you’ll love.

Length – 18 inches

The 300th Airlift Squadron is part of the 315th Airlift Wing at Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina. It operates Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft supporting the United States Air Force global reach mission worldwide.

Mission
Train and equip C-17 aircrews for global air-land and airdrop operations.

History
World War II
During World War II the 300th airlifted military supplies from India to Allied forces in Burma and China in 1943.

Military Air Transport Service
It flew airlift missions within Japan and to Southeast Asia from 1952 to 1955. The squadron airlifted US ex-prisoners of war from Japan to the U.S. following the Korean War and transported French troops wounded in the First Indochina War from Japan to France and Algeria in 1954.

Air Force Reserve
It has flown worldwide airlift missions since 1969. Specifically, the 300th airlifted U.S. troops to Grenada and U.S. students from Grenada to the U.S. in 1983 and supported the 1989 contingency operation in Panama. Received the Air Force Reserve Aircrew of the Year award twice.

Operations
World War II
Operation Urgent Fury
Operation Just Cause
1991 mobilized for the Gulf War.