Tail Code Master List

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Unread post25 Jul 2016, 00:55

Hi all hard core C-130 fans.

Wanted to create a master C-130 tail code list for references. Please help me update/correct this list. Will update the list below with your further posts.


USAF C-130 Tail Codes

AB - Pope AFB, North Carolina (1st SOW aircraft assigned to Det. 2) from 69-71
AB - Pope AFB, North Carolina (318th SOS of the 1st SOW) with C-130Efrom 69-71. Also see code IB.
AH - Hurlburt Field, Florida (unconfirmed if any AC-130A from the 16th SOS has ever worn this code)
AH - Hurlburt Field, Florida (415th SOS ) from 72-75
AK - Kulis ANGB, Alaska (144th AS of the 176th Wg) from 94-XX
CA - Moffett, California (130th RQS of the 129th RQW) mixed use from XX-present
CI - Channel Islands ANGS, California (115th AS of the 146th AW) from XX-XX
CR - Peterson AFB, Colorado (731st AS of the 302nd AW) from XX-XX
DB - Dyess AFB, Texas (463rd TAW) from 72-74
DE - New Castle County AP, Delaware (142nd AS of the 166th AW) from XX-XX
DE - Ching Chuan Kang AB, Taiwan (50th TAS) with C-130E from 67-73
DF - Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona (11th TDS) with DC-130A from 71-72
DH - Ching Chuan Kang AB, Taiwan and then Clark AB, Philippines in 73 (345th TAS) with C-130E from 68-75
DL - Ching Chuan Kang AB, Taiwan and then Clark AB, Philippines in 73 (776th TAS) with C-130E from 68-75
DM - Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona (11th TDS) with DC-130A from 72-75
DM - Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona (4472nd CCTS/SS) with DC-130A from 68-71
DM - Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona (43rd ECS of the 55th ECG) from XX-present
DY - Dyess AFB, Texas (346th TAS of the 314th TAW) from 70-96 - possible gaps
DZ - Dyess AFB, Texas from XX-XX
GT - (6091st RS of the 6441st TFW) from 66-71
GT - (556th RS of the 347th TFW) from 66-72
FB - Forbes AFB, Kansas (47th TAS of the 313th TAW) from 64-73
FB - Forbes AFB, Kansas (48th TAS of the 313th TAW) from 63-67 and then again from 72-73 - also see FH
FH - Forbes AFB, Kansas (48th TAS of the 313th TAW) from 69-71
FL - Patrick AFB, Florida (301st RQS of the 920th RQW) from XX-XX
FT - Pope AFB (2nd AS of the 23rd AW) from 94-XX C-130E #70-1259
FT - Pope AFB (41st AS) from XX-70
FT - Ubon RTAFB (16th SOS) from 66-70
HH - Hickam AFB, Hawaii (204th AS of the 154th WG) from XX-XX
IB -
IL - Greater Peoria AP, Illinois (169th AS of the 182nd AW) from 96-XX
JC - (7th ACCS of the 374th TAW) from XX-74
KS - Keesler AFB, Mississippi (7 ACCS of the 28th AD) 86-93
KT - Keesler AFB, Mississippi (815th AS of the 403rd Wg) from XX-XX
KY - Louisville IAP, Kentucky (165th AS of the 123rd AW) from XX-XX
LF - Little Rock AFB, Arkansas from XX-XX
LI - Francis S. Gabreski Airport, New York (102nd RQS of the 106th RQW) from XX-XX
LK - Little Rock AFB, Arkansas (50th AS of the 463rd AW) from 93-97
LM - Langley (36th TAS) from 66-68
LO - (38th TAS) from XX-XX
LR - Little Rock AFB, Arkansas from XX-XX
MA - Tachikawa AB (815th TCS from 315th AD) - 67-68
MG? - Unique one of a kind?
MK - General Mitchell ARS, Wisconsin (440th AW) from XX-XX
MN - Minneapolis-St Paul JARS, Minnesota (109th TAS/AS from the 133rd TAW/AW) from XX-95
MY - Moody AFB, Georgia (347th RQW) from XX-XX
MX - Maxwell AFB, Alabama (357th AS of the 908th AW) from XX-XX
NC - Charlotte IAP, North Carolina (156th AS of the 145th AW) from XX-XX
NF - Niagara Falls IAP, New York (328th AS of the 914th AW) from 96-98
NV - Reno-Tahoe Int'l AP, Nevada (192nd AS of the 152nd AW) from XX-XX
OA - Lockbourne (39th TAS) from 63-71
OB - Lockbourne (40th TAS) from 63-71
OH - Mansfield Lahm Airport, Ohio (164th AS of the 179th AW) from XX-XX
OK - Will Rogers World AP, Oklahoma (185th AS of the 137th AW) from XX-XX
PA - Harrisburg IAP (193rd SOS of the 193rd SOW) from 81-XX
PB - Pope AFB (777th TAS) from XX-XX
PD - Portland Int'l AP, Oregon (939th RQW) from XX-XX
PG - Pope AFB (778th TAS) from XX-XX
PI - Pittsburgh (758th AS) XX- 98
PR - Pope AFB (779th TAS of the 464th TAW) from XX-70
PR - Muñiz ANGB, Puerto Rico (198th AS of the 156th AW) from XX-XX
QB - (29th TAS of the 463rd TFW) from XX-67
QF - Clark AB, Phillipines (772nd TAS of the 463rd TAW) from XX-70
QG - Clark AB, Phillipines (773rd TAS of the 463rd TAW) from XX-71
QW - Clark AB, Phillipines (774th TAS of the 463rd TAW) from XX-71
RI - Quonset ANGB, Rhode Island (143rd AS of the 143rd AW) from XX-XX
RS - Ramstein AB, Germany (37th AS of the 86th AW) from XX-present
SR - Sewart AFB (62nd TAS) from XX-XX
ST - Sewart AFB (61st TAS) from XX-XX
TX - Ft Worth NAS JRB, Texas (181st AS of the 136th AW) from XX-XX
WG - Willow Grove ARS, Pennsylvania (327th AS of the 913th AW) from XX-XX
WV - Eastern WV AP, West Virginia (167th AS of the 167th AW) from XX-XX
WY - Cheyenne Municipal AP, Wyoming (187th AS of the 153rd AW) from XX-XX
YA -
YD - Lockbourne (21st TAS from the 347th TAW) from 66-70
YJ - Lockbourne (35th TAS from the 347th TAW) from 66-77 and then later Yokota AB, Japan (36rd AS of the 374rd AW) 94-present
YP - Lockbourne (41st TAS from the 347th TAW) from 66-70
YU - Naha (817th TAS) from 67-68
XP - Rosecrans Memorial AP, Missouri (180th AS / 139th AW) from XX-99

USMC:
QD - VMGR-152
QH - VMGR-234
BH - VMGR-252
QB - VMGR-352
NY - VMGR-452
GR - VMGRT-253


USN:
UF - VC-3
HL - VQ-4 (July 1968 to ?)
JK - VR-1 (1957 to September 1978)
RZ - VR-21
JL - VR-22
JM - VR-24
WV - VR-48
AX - VR-53
CW - VR-54
RU - VR-55
JW - VR-62
BD - VR-64
RG - VRC-50
XD - VXE-6
JD - VX-6
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Unread post25 Jul 2016, 13:04

Here is the current AF Instruction that lists tail codes assigned (note not all are currently being used).
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Unread post01 Aug 2016, 14:21

I was assigned to the 21st TACS/TAS at Naha AB, Okinawa 1967-1968. The following tail codes were used:

YD 21st TAS from 1958-1971 Naha, Okinawa
YJ 35th TCS/TAS 1963-1971 Naha
YP 41st TCS/TAS 1965-1971 Naha
YU 817th TCS/TAS 1966-1971 Naha

All were under the 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing until transferred to the 374th Troop Carrier Wing/Tactical Airlift Wing. The change from Troop Carrier to Tactical Airlift happened in 1967
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Unread post04 Aug 2016, 04:09

AFRES:
ER-704 TAS - ELLINGTON AFB, TEXAS
ER-705 TAS - ELLINGTON AFB, TEXAS
HM-336 TAS - HAMILTON AFB, CALIFORNIA
KM - 303 TAS - RICHARD GEBAUR AFB, MONTANA
MC - 314 TAS - MC CLELLAN AFB, CALIFORNIA
MH - 64 TAS - O'HARE IAP, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
MI - 328 TAS - NIAGRA FALLS IAP, NEW YORK
MK - 95 TAS - GENERAL MITCHELL FIELD, MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
MS - 96 TAS - MINNEAPOLIS ST PAUL IAP, MINNESOTA
NO - 706 TAS - NEW ORLEANS NAS, LOUISIANA
NR - 327 TAS - WILLOW GROVE NAS, PENNSYLVANIA
QA - 756 TAS - ANDREWS AFB, MARYLAND
QB - 711 TAS - HURLBURT FIELD, FLORIDA
QC - 337 TAS - WESTOVER AFB, MASSACHUSETTS
QD - 815 TAS - KEELER AFB, MISSISSIPPI
TI - 68 TAS - KELLY AFB, TEXAS
TK - 68 TAS - KELLY AFB, TEXAS
TK - 67 TAS - KELLY AFB, TEXAS
UA - 303 TAS - RICHARDS GEBAUR AFB, MONTANA
UB - 304 TAS - RICHARDS GEBAUR AFB, MONTANA
WC - 337 TAS - WESTOVER AFB, MASSACHUSETTS
WX - 337 TAS - WESTOVER AFB, MASSACHUSETTS
YA - 63 TAS - SELFRIDGE AFB, MICHIGAN
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Unread post04 Aug 2016, 04:21

AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
AG - 195 TAS - VAN NUYS AIRPORT, CALIFORNIA
CG - 156 TAS - DOUGLAS MAP CHARLOTTE AIRPORT, NORTH CAROLINA
JA - 183 TAS - THOMPSON FIELD, HAWKINS FIELD, JACKSON AIRPORT, MISSISSIPPI
KG - 167 TAS - MARTINSBURG AIRPORT, WEST VIRGINIA
MG - 109 TAS - MINNEAPOILS ST PAUL AIRPORT, MINNESOTA
MT - 155 TAS - MEMPHIS MAP, TENNESSEE
NG - 105 TAS - NASHVILLE AIRPORT, TENNESSEE
NH - 133 TAS - PEASE AFB, NEW HAMPSHIRE
OK - 185 TAS - WILL ROGERS AIRPORT, OKLAHOMA
PA - 193 TEWS - HARRISBURG IAP, MIDDLETOWN, PENNSYLVANIA
RI - 143 TAS - LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
SG - 139 TAS - SCHENECTADY, NEW YORK
SV - 158 TAS - SAVANNAH AIRPORT, GEORGIA
TN - 143 TAS - THEODORE F. GREEN AIRPORT, RHODE ISLAND
VG - 115 TAS - VAN NUYS AIRPORT, CALIFORNIA
WG - 142 TAS - NEWCASTLE COUNTY, GREATER WILMINGTON AIRPORT, DELAWARE
WY - 187 TAS - CHEYENNE AIRPORT, WYOMING
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Unread post04 Aug 2016, 04:25

USAF EUROPE:
SB - 66 ECW - SEMBACH AB, WEST GERMANY
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Unread post04 Aug 2016, 04:40

PACAF:
DE - 50 TAS - CHING CHUAN KANG AB, TAIWAN
DH - 345 TAS - CLARK AFB, PHILLIPINES
DL - 776 TAS - CLARK AFB, PHILLIPINES
DY - 346 TAS - CHING CHUAN KANG AB, TAIWAN
DY - 21 TAS - CLARK AFB, PHILLIPINES
EA - 16 SOS - NHA TRANG, VIETNAM
FT - 16 SOS - UBON, RTAFB
JC - 7TH AIRBORNE COMMAND AND CONTROL SQUADRON, KORAT, RTAFB
MA - 815 TAS - TACHIKAWA AB, JAPAN
QB - 29 TAS - CLARK AB, PHILLIPINES
QF - 772 TAS - CLARK AB, PHILLIPINES
QG - 773 TAS - CLARK AB, PHILLIPINES
QW - 774 TAS - CLARK AB, PHILLIPINES
WP - 16 SOS - KUNSAN AB, KOREA
YD - 21 TAS - NAHA AB, OKINAWA
YJ - 35 TAS - NAHA AB, OKINAWA
YP - 41 TAS - NAHA AB, OKINAWA
YU - 817 TAS - NAHA AB, OKINAWA
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Unread post05 Aug 2016, 01:17

Thanks for the updates guys. I thought I had done pretty good, but clearly missing a bunch.

This photo was just uploaded. Three tail codes seen in Vietnam in 1972. Of interest to me is the LK take code of that era. Know it's the Little Rock, but what squadron(s)?


Three proud tails of C-130E aircraft in protective revetments at Tan Son Nhut Airbase Vietnam in 1972. The LK is from Little Rock AFB, Arkansa. The DL is Ching Chuan Kang AB, Taiwan assigned to the 776th TAS. The DY tail code is Dyess AFB, Texas assigned to the 346th TAS. [photo by Robert D Young]
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Unread post05 Aug 2016, 03:47

LK:
314 TAW

16 TATS
32 TAS
48 TAS
50 TAS
61 TAS
62 TAS

ALL FLEW C-130E FROM 1972 TO 1974 OUT OF LITTLE ROCK AFB.
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Unread post09 Dec 2017, 20:30

Added tail code HL which is VQ-4
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Unread post10 Dec 2017, 04:37

DR C-130E USAF 346 TASq, 314 TAWg CCK 1966 - 71
DH C-130E USAF 345 TASq, 314 TAWg CCK 1966 - 71
JC EC-130E USAF 7 ACCS, 388 TFW Korat 1971 - 74
EA AC-130A USAF 16 SOS, 14 SOW Nha Trang 1968
FT AC-130A/E USAF 16 SOS, 8 TFWg Ubon Spectre
WP AC-130H USAF 16 SOS, 8 TFWg Ubon 1974
EA AC-130A USAF 16 SOS, 8 TFW Ubon Spectre
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