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The 69th Troop Carrier Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last active with the 916th Troop Carrier Group, based at Carswell Air Force Base, Texas. It was inactivated on 25 November 1965.

69th Troop Carrier Squadron
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C-119 Flying Boxcar as flown by the squadron
Active1943-1946; 1947–1952; 1956–1965
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
RoleTactical Airlift
Part ofContinental Air Command
EngagementsSouthwest Pacific Theater
DecorationsPhilippine Presidential Unit Citation
Patch with 69th Troop Carrier Squadron emblem (approved 20 September 1944)[1]69th Troop Carrier Squadron - Emblem.png


World War IIEdit

Established under I Troop Carrier Command, January 1943. after training deployed to Fifth Air Force in the Southwest Pacific Theater, August 1943 during the New Guinea Campaign. Engaged in combat operations, flying combat cargo resupply missions, troop carrier missions, parachute drops and other missions as necessary in New Guinea, Dutch East Indies; Philippine Campaign and the Battle of Okinawa. Participated in the Occupation of Japan, 1945-1946.[1]

Air Force ReserveEdit

Reactivated in the Air Force Reserve 1947, activated at Cleveland Airport, Ohio. Not equipped or manned until 1950 when moved to Greenville AFB, South Carolina when equipped with C-119 Flying Boxcars. Activated during Korean War.[1]

Reactivated in the reserves, 1956, equipped with C-119s.[1] Inactivated 1965


  • Constituted as the 69th Troop Carrier Squadron on 22 January 1943
Activated on 9 February 1943
Inactivated on 15 January 1946
  • Activated in the reserve on 3 August 1947
Redesignated 69th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 27 June 1949
Ordered to active service on 15 October 1950
Inactivated on 14 July 1952
  • Activated in the reserve on 25 March 1956[1]
Inactivated on 25 November 1965





  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Maurer, Combat Squadrons, p. 258


  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

  • Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1983) [1961]. Air Force Combat Units of World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-02-1. LCCN 61060979.
  • Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556.
  • Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings, Lineage & Honors Histories 1947-1977 (PDF). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-12-9.

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