32nd Tactical Airlift Squadron (USAF AMC)

 

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32 TAS (USAF AMC)
Status:
Disbanded
Version: C-130B
Role:Airlift
Tailband: N/A
Motto: N/A
Badge: N/A
Originally took over the personnel and equipment of the 48th TAS and activated at Little Rock AFB on September 1, 1973. Disbanded June 30, 1979.

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32nd Tactical Airlift Squadron

The 32nd almost exclusively flew the C130E. They wwere never part of AMC, but were under the Military Airlift Command.

The Squadron was named the Tactical Airflift Squadrnn of the year 1977-1978 after superior perforance on rotations to Europe and on the 314 Tatctail Airllift Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection in 1977. One aircraft of the 32nd was lost during participation in the Brave Shield Exercise in California the summer of 1978. Aircraft Tail number 7787 crashed while attempting to land at dawn on a dirt strip at Nelson Lake, California, near Fort Irwin. The Co-pilot, 1Lt James Simonitsch, and the two loadmasters, SSgt Gary McVey and Amn Washington, perished in the crash. Captain George Dean, the navigator, was seriously injured but survived. The aircraft was carrying about 50 lbs of diesel fuel at the time of the crash. The 32nd was disbanded in 1979 at Little Rock AFB by MAC. -- Dayton Conway




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