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965th Airborne Air Control Squadron E-3 Sentry

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Description

965th Airborne Air Control Squadron E-3 Sentry

Fly with the 965th Air Airborne Control Squadron in this handcrafted E-3 Sentry. Each piece is carved from wood and handpainted to provide a piece you’ll love.

Specifications:
Length: 18 inches
Wingspan: 17.1 inches

The 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron (965 AACS) is part of the 552d Air Control Wing at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. It operates the E-3 Sentry aircraft conducting airborne command and control missions

Provide the Combat Air Force with airborne systems and personnel for surveillance, warning and control of strategic, tactical, and special mission forces.

History
During World War II the squadron was an operational training unit from, March–August 1943 and conducted replacement training from, August 1943–May 1944. After a brief inactivation it flew evacuation missions and provided light transport services for ground forces in Burma from, 6 October 1944–23 April 1945.

The 965th flew long range surveillance, late 1950s and rotated aircrews to Southeast Asia from, c. 4 April 1965–c. June 1971. It flew combat support missions over Panama from, 20 December 1989–24 January 1990 and in Southwest Asia from, 17 January–6 March 1991.