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58th Airlift Squadron
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58th Airlift Squadron Patch
Active 12 November 1942 – 25 March 1946
28 June 1947 – 3 October 1950
27 December 1965 – 15 August 1971
1 September 1977 – 1 October 1993
30 January 1996 – Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Airlift Training
Part of Air Education and Training Command
19th Air Force
97th Air Mobility Wing
97th Operations Group
Garrison/HQ Altus Air Force Base
Decorations Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm

The 58th Airlift Squadron (58 AS) is part of the 97th Air Mobility Wing at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. It operates C-17 Globemaster III aircraft training pilots for airlift and airdrop operations.

Mission[edit | edit source]

The 58 AS is responsible for providing pilot and loadmaster initial qualification and advanced upgrades for all United States active duty, reserve, and guard units.

History[edit | edit source]

The 58th conducted aerial transportation in Pacific Theater, and participated in the airborne assault on Nadzab, New Guinea, on 5 September 1943 during World War II.

The 58th provided global airlift from, 1966–1971 and 1977–1993. It has conducted C-17 aircrew training since 1996.

Lineage[edit | edit source]

  • Constituted as 58 Troop Carrier Squadron on 12 November 1942
Activated on 18 November 1942
Inactivated on 25 March 1946
  • Activated in the Reserve on 28 June 1947
Redesignated as 58 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 27 June 1949
Inactivated on 3 October 1950
  • Redesignated as 58 Military Airlift Squadron, Special, and activated, on 27 December 1965
Organized on 8 January 1966, absorbing personnel and equipment of 7th Air Transport Squadron, Special
Redesignated as 58 Military Airlift Squadron on 8 January 1967
Inactivated on 15 August 1971
  • Activated on 1 September 1977
Redesignated as 58 Airlift Squadron on 1 June 1992
Inactivated on 1 October 1993. Activated on 30 January 1996.

Assignments[edit | edit source]

Bases stationed[edit | edit source]

  • Bowman Field, KY, 18 November 1942
  • Sedalia AAFld, MO, 24 January 1943
  • Laurinburg-Maxton AAB, NC, 6 May 1943
  • Baer Field, IN, 1–17 June 1943
  • Port Moresby, New Guinea, c. 10 July 1943
  • Dobodura, New Guinea, 19 August 1943
  • Port Moresby, New Guinea, 21 December 1943
  • Nadzab, New Guinea, 22 April 1944
  • Biak, 25 September 1944
  • San Jose, Mindoro, 1 March 1945

  • Porac, Luzon, 20 May 1945
  • Okinawa, 20 August 1945
  • Tachikawa, Japan, c. 20 September 1945 – 25 March 1946
  • Youngstown Muni Airport, OH, 28 June 1947
  • Greater Pittsburgh Airport, PA, 27 June 1949 – 3 October 1950
  • Robins AFB, GA, 8 January 1966 – 15 August 1971
  • Ramstein AB, Germany, 1 September 1977 – 1 October 1993
  • Altus AFB, OK, 30 January 1996–Present

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