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9th Airlift Squadron Plaque

$159.00

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Description

9th Airlift Squadron Plaque

A carefully carved and hand painted plaque of the 9th Airlift Squadron.

14 inches in length.

The 9th Airlift Squadron is a unit of the United States Air Force based at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware and flying the C-5M Super Galaxy.

Mission
The 9th Airlift Squadron provides worldwide airlift to meet Department of Defense, Department of State and Presidential mobility requirements.

History
World War II
The 9th conducted replacement training through 1943, and subsequently aerial transportation in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Reserves and Korean mobilization

Strategic airlift
It has provided worldwide airlift since 1953. The 9th resupplied scientific camps in Antarctica from 1959–1961, and 1965–1968. It also flew missions to Southeast Asia from 1965–1968, and 1972–1973 and participated in the evacuation of refugees from Southeast Asia in April 1975. The squadron supported operations in Grenada, 24 October 1983 – 11 December 1983; Panama, 19 December 1989 – 14 January 1990; and Southwest Asia, August 1990–July 1991.

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