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89th Operations Group
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Emblem of the 89th Operations Group
Active 1942-1944; 1949-1951; 1952-1957; 1991-Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
A C-32, a specially configured version of the Boeing 757-200 commercial intercontinental airliner
C-37A Gulfstream V
The C-40 B/C (Boeing 737 BBJ)

The 89th Operations Group (89 OG) is the operational flying component of the United States Air Force 89th Airlift Wing. It is stationed at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland.

The 89 OG provides Special Air Mission (SAM) transport to high U.S. government officials and foreign dignitaries as needed. The group provided SAM transport to the President of the United States until 20 February 2001 when that mission was delegated to the Presidential Airlift Group.

Its World War II predecessor unit, the 89th Troop Carrier Group was a First Air Force training unit providing transition training for pilots, 1942-1944, then briefly became a replacement training unit (RTU) during 1944 when it was inactivated. It trained in the Air Force Reserve for troop carrier operations, Jun 1949-May 1951, when it was briefly called into active service in May 1951 to provide personnel to other units during the Korean War. Reactovated om 1952 and trained in the Reserve for Tactical Air Command fighter-bomber operations until being inactivated in 1957.

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History

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Lineage

  • Established as 89 Transport Group on 19 Jan 1942
Activated on 1 Feb 1942
Redesignated 89 Troop Carrier Group on 4 Jul 1942
Disestablished on 14 Apr 1944
  • Reestablished, and redesignated 89 Troop Carrier Group, Medium, on 10 May 1949
Activated in the Reserve on 27 Jun 1949
Ordered to active service on 1 May 1951
Inactivated on 10 May 1951
  • Redesignated 89 Fighter-Bomber Group on 26 May 1952
Activated in the Reserve on 14 Jun 1952
Inactivated on 16 Nov 1957
  • Redesignated: 89 Tactical Fighter Group on 31 Jul 1985 (Remained inactive)
  • Redesignated: 89 Operations Group on 1 Jul 1991
Activated on 12 Jul 1991.

Assignments

Components

  • 1 Airlift: 12 Jul 1991-Present
  • 1 Helicopter: 12 Jul 1991-Present
  • 24 Transport (later, 24 Troop Carrier; 24 Fighter-Bomber): 1 Feb 1942-14 Apr 1944; 27 Jun 1949-10 May 1951; 14 Jun 1952-16 Nov 1957
  • 25 Transport (later, 25 Troop Carrier; 25 Fighter-Bomber): 1 Feb 1942-14 Apr 1944; 27 Jun 1949-10 May 1951; 14 Jun 1952-1 Jul 1957
  • 26 Transport (later, 26 Troop Carrier; 26 Fighter-Bomber): 1 Feb 1942-14 Apr 1944; 27 Jun 1949-10 May 1951; 14 Jun 1952-16 Nov 1957
  • 27 Transport: 1 Feb-15 Jun 1942
  • 28 Transport: 1 Feb-19 May 1942
  • 30 Transport (later, 30 Troop Carrier): 15 Jun 1942-14 Apr 1944; 27 Jun 1949-10 May 1951
  • 31 Transport (later, 31 Troop Carrier): 15 Jun 1942-14 Apr 1944. 99 Airlift: 12 Jul 1991-Present
  • 457 Airlift: 1 Apr 1993-1 Apr 1995.

Stations

Aircraft

  • DC-3 (probably as military versions C-49, C-50, and C-53), 1942-1943
  • C-47, 1943-1944; TC-47, 1955-195
  • C-45, 1949-1950; 1955-1957
  • C-46, 1949-1951; 1952, 1956-1957
  • F-51, 1952-1954
  • F-80, 1953-1957
  • F-86, 1957
  • C-119, 1957
  • C-135, 1991-1992; VC-135, 1991-1992
  • VC-137 (later, C-137), 1991-2001
  • VC/C-9, 1991-Presnet
  • UH-1, 1991-Present
  • C-12, 1991-1993
  • C-20, 1991-Present
  • VC-25, 1991-2001
  • C-21, 1993-1997
  • C-32, 1998-Present
  • C-37, 1998-Present
  • C-40, 2002-Present

References

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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