C-130E 63-7825 from the 345th Troop
Image courtesy of Joseph W. Brown Jr.
History of the 345th Troop Carrier Squadron in Southeast
345 Troop Carrier Squadron on 8 Dec 1965; 345 Tactical Airlift
Squadron on 1 Aug 1967
315 Air Division, 27 Nov 1965 (attached to 6315 Operations
Group, c. 27 Nov 1965-25 Mar 1966); 314 Troop Carrier Wing, Medium (later,
314 Troop Carrier Wing, 314 Tactical Airlift Wing), 25 Mar 1966; 374
Tactical Airlift Wing, 31 May 1971
Naha AB, Okinawa, 27 Nov 1965; Ching Chuan Kang AB, Taiwan,
20 Mar 1966; Kadena AB, Japan, 1 Dec 1973
Lt Col Leland A. Younkin, 5 Nov 1965; Lt Col Robert J.
Craig,16 Oct 1966; Lt Col John A. Zimmerman, 3 Jul 1967; Lt Col Edward T.
Davis,1 May 1968; Lt Col Loren A. Stoddard, 1 Jul 1968-unkn; Lt Col Thomas
J. Leonard, by 30 Sep 1970-unkn; Lt Col William F. Ellis, by 31 May 1971; Lt
Col Philip J. Riede, 4 Feb 1972; Lt Col James S. Kinney, 31 Jan 1974;
C-130, 1961-1963, 1963-1965, 1965-1993.
Transitioned to cargo aircraft; trained to airlift troops,
equipment and supplies into combat zones, to resupply forces, and evacuate
Served in the western Pacific region, 1965-1993.
Flew C-130s to augment task forces and other operational organizations
during Vietnam War, 1966-1973.
Provided tactical, aeromedical, and operational support to Department of
Defense (DOD) agencies throughout the Pacific region, 1975-1993.
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