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65th Airlift Squadron C-37 Model

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65th Airlift Squadron C-37 Model

Fly with the 65th Airlift Squadron in this hand crafted C-37 Model. Each piece is carefully carved from wood and hand painted to provide a piece you’ll love.

Length – 18 inches

The 65th Airlift Squadron is part of the 15th Wing at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. It operates C-37 aircraft providing executive airlift in the Pacific theater.
Mission
The squadron’s mission is to provide global airlift to Commander, US Pacific Command and Commander, Pacific Air Forces, as well as distinguished visitor missions.
History
World War II
The 65th conducted aerial transportation and evacuation in the Pacific Theater of Operations from 26 July 1943-c. August 1945.

Reserve operation and Korean War mobilization
The 65th conducted aerial transportation and evacuation in Korea from 9 May 1952 – 31 December 1952.

Reactivation and Berlin crisis mobilization
Beginning in 1992, flew specially configured C-135s, and later C-37 and C-40 aircraft, to provide global airlift to Commander, US Pacific Command and Commander, Pacific Air Forces, as well as distinguished visitor missions.

Lineage
Constituted as the 65th Troop Carrier Squadron on 7 December 1942
Activated on 12 December 1942
Inactivated on 27 January 1946
Activated in the reserve on 9 August 1947
Redesignated 65th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 27 June 1949
Ordered to active service on 1 April 1951
Inactivated on 1 January 1953
Activated in the reserve on 1 January 1953
Ordered to active service on 28 Oct 1962
Relieved from active service on 28 Nov 1962
Discontinued and inactivated on 1 July 1966
Redesignated 65th Airlift Squadron on 20 February 1992
Activated on 10 March 1992[1] Assignments
403d Troop Carrier Group, 12 Dec 1942
Fifth Air Force, 26 July 1943
54th Troop Carrier Wing, 13 August 1943
433d Troop Carrier Group, 9 November 1943
403d Troop Carrier Group, 20 February 1945 – 27 January 1946
419th Troop Carrier Group, 9 August 1947
403 Troop Carrier Group, 27 June 1949 – 1 January 1953
403 Troop Carrier Group, 1 January 1953
442d Troop Carrier Group, 16 November 1957
403d Troop Carrier Wing, 14 April 1959
929th Troop Carrier Group, 11 January 1963 – 1 July 1966
15th Air Base Wing, 10 March 1992
15th Operations Group, 13 April 1992 – present

Aircraft
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (1943–1945)
Curtiss C-46 Commando (1944–1945, 1947–1952)
Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar (1952, 1953–1966)
Boeing C-135 Stratolifter (1992–2003)
C-37A Gulfstream (2002–present)
Boeing C-40B Clipper (2003–2019)

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