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airborne command post

1st Airborne Command and Control Squadron

The 1st Airborne Command and Control Squadron (1 ACCS) is part of the 55th Wing at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. It operates the E-4 aircraft conducting airborne command and control missions.

Mission

History

The squadron was first established as an observation unit on front lines with French Eighth Army and American I Corps from, 19 April17 October 1918 and served with III Corps as part of occupation forces from, November 1918–April 1919.

It ferried aircraft from factories in the Western Procurement District to overseas departure points from, April 1942–March 1944. Since 1969 it has provided aircraft for National Emergency Airborne Command Post in support of Presidential requirements.

Operations

Lineage

  • Company A, 2d Balloon Squadron (1917 - 1918)
  • 1st Balloon Company (1918 - 1923)
  • 1st Airship Company (1923 - 1927)
  • 1st Balloon Company (1927 - 1933)
  • 1st Balloon Squadron (1933 - 1942)
  • 1st Air Corps Ferrying Squadron (1942 - 1943)
  • 1st Ferrying Squadron (1943 - 1969)
  • 1st Airborne Command and Control Squadron (1969 - Present)

Assignments

  • Balloon Wing, I Corps (1918)
  • Balloon Group, I Corps (1918)
  • Balloon Group, III Corps (1918 - 1919)
  • Air Service Balloon Observers School (1919 - 1922)
  • IX Corps Area (1922)
  • VI Corps Area (1929)

  • Field Artillery School (1929 - 1941)
  • III Air Support Command (1941 - 1942)
    • Attached: Field Artillery School (1 September 1941 - 6 February 1942)
  • 6th Ferrying Group (1942 - 1944)
  • 1st Composite Wing (1969 - 1975)
  • 55th Wing (1975- Present)

Bases stationed

Aircraft Operated

  • Type R Observation Balloon (1918 - 1922)
  • A-6 Spherical Balloon (1929 - 1942)
  • A-7 Spherical Balloon (1929 - 1942)
  • C-3 Observation Balloon (1929 - c. 1939)
  • C-6 Observation Balloon (1937 - c. 1942)
  • D-2 Barrage Balloon (1939)

  • D-3 Barrage Balloon (1940 - 1942)
  • D-4 Barrage Balloon (1940 - 1942)
  • D-5 Barrage Balloon (1940 - 1942)
  • D-6 Barrage Balloon (1940 - 1942)
  • EC-135J (1969 - 1975)
  • E-4 (1974 - Present)

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