Lineage of the 71st: From WW II to the Last Known

 Date

 Activity

Assignment

 Duty Station
 30 Jan 43  Constituted 71st Troop Carrier  Squadron    
 9 Feb 43  Activated (World War II)   434th Troop Carrier Group  Alliance AAF, NE
 26 Feb 43  Relocation

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 Baer Field, IN
  7 Oct 43  Relocation

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 Fulbeck, England
  10 Dec 43  Relocation

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 Welford Park, England
  10 Jan 44  Relocation

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 Fulbeck, England
  3 Mar 44  Relocation

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 Aldermaston, England
  Feb 45  Relocation

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 Mourmelon-le-Grand, FR
  5 Aug 45  Relocation

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 Baer Field, IN
  15 Sep 45  Relocation

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 Alliance AAF, NE
  11 Oct 45  Relocation

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 George Field, IL
  2 Feb 46  Relocation

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 Greenville AAB, SC
  31 Jul 46  Deactivated

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  15 Mar 47   Activated in the Reserve

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 Stout Field, IN
  1 Jul 49  Redesignated 71st TCS (Med.)

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 Atterbury AFB, IN
  1 May 51  Activated (Korea)

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  23 Jan 52  Relocation

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 Lawson AFB, GA
 1 Feb 53  Deactivated

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 Atterbury AFB, IN
  14 Apr 59  Reassignment   434th Troop Carrier Wing

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  28 Oct 62  Activated (Cuba)

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  Bakalar AFB, IN
 28 Nov 62  Deactivated

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  11 Feb 63  Reassignment   930th TCG of the 434th TCW

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  1 Jul 67  Redesignated  71st Tactical Airlift Squadron

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  13 May 68  Activated (Vietnam)

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 1 Jun 68  Reassigned  1st Air Commando Wing   England AFB, LA
 15 Jun 68  Redesignated and Relocated   71st Air Commando Squadron   Lockbourne AFB, OH
  8 Jul 68  Redesignated   71st Special Operations  Squadron

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  10 Dec 68  First deployment to Vietnam

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  Nha Trang, Vietnam
  Dec 68  Reassigned   14th Sp'l Op'ns Wing, 7th AF   Nha Trang, Vietnam
 5 Jun 69  Depart Nha Trnag, Vietnam  

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 6 Jun 69  Arrive in United States

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  Bakalar AFB, IN
 18 Jun 69  Relieved from Active duty

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 19 Jun 69  Reassigned, Reserve training   930th Special Operations  Group  Grissom AFB, Peru, IN
 1 Oct 73  Deactivated

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 Grissom AFB, Peru, IN
 1 Oct 87  Activated in the Reserve   919th SOG, Duke Field, FL   Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
 21 Dec 90  Activated-Desert Shield/Storm   1st SOW, MH-3E Helicopters   Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
 10 Jan 91  Deployed to Saudi Arabia   1st SOW, MH-3E Helicopters   King Fahd Airport, Saudi Arabia
 21 Mar 91   Returned to United States   MH-3E Helicopters   Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
 1 Mar 94  Deactivated as 71st SOS     Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
 1 Mar 94  Reactivated as 305th Rescue  Sqdn. (RQS) HH-60G "Pave  Hawk"   939th Rescue Wing (RQW)  (Portland Int'l Airport, OR)   Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ

Development of the Fixed-Wing Gunships | AC-119G Successor units of the 71st SOS

Selection and Activation Chronology of the 71st  | Activation Description by Col. James E. Pyle

Development of the "Shadow" Graphic | Development of the "Shadow" Calling Card

Lineage of the 71st | Flight Crew Roster, Mar 1969 | 71st SOS Mission in Review | Guest Book

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