776th Tactical Airlift Squadron (USAF AMC)

"Red Lion" 

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776 TAS "Red Lion" (USAF AMC)
Status:
Disbanded
Version: C-130E
Role:Airlift
Tailband: N/A
Motto: KING OF THEM ALL
Badge: N/A
Converted to the C-130E when the first aircraft arrived on October 11, 1963 at Pope AFB, North Carolina. Was one of the first C-130E operators alongside sister squadron 777th. Renamed from the 776th Troop Carrier Squadron to the 776th Tactical Airlift Squadron in 1967. Saw much action around Vietnam with detachments on a TDY basis in several places during the 1960's. Several aircraft were lost during the conflict. Disbanded during October 1975.

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