History of the 463rd Airlifters

463 Airlift Group History

(Additional information will be added to this page in the future)

Wikipedia Entry


Established as 463 Troop Carrier Wing, Medium on 1 Dec 1952. Activated on 16 Jan 1953. Redesignated: 463 Troop Carrier Wing, Assault on 1 Oct 1962; 463 Troop Carrier Wing, Medium on 15 May 1965; 463 Troop Carrier Wing on 8 Dec 1965; 463 Tactical Airlift Wing on 1 Aug 1967. Inactivated on 31 Dec 1971. Activated on 1 Jun 1972. Redesignated 463 Airlift Wing on 1 Nov 1991. Inactivated on 1 Oct 1993. Redesignated 463 Airlift Group on 31 Mar 1997. Activated on 1 Apr 1997.


Memphis Muni Aprt, TN, 16 Jan 1953; Ardmore AFB, OK, 1 Sep 1953; Sewart AFB, TN, 15 Jan 1959; Langley AFB, VA, 1 Jul 1963-22 Nov 1965; Mactan Isle AFld, Philippines, 23 Nov 1965; Clark AB, Philippines, 15 Jul 1968-31 Dec 1971. Dyess AFB, TX, 1 Jun 1972-1 Oct 1993. Little Rock AFB, AR, 1 Apr 1997-.


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The Above files were provided by Bruce Langerlan.

5 Responses to History of the 463rd Airlifters

  1. Pat Brooking says:

    Am interested in contacting some of my old pals in the 772 Squadron. Loadmasters
    Anybody still kickin’ out there? McFarling George (can’t remember last name), Sessoms.

  2. Dale Dean says:

    I am looking for 772nd TCS Members who served at Mactan PI and rotated into Siagon in 1966 -1967. I flew 484 Combat Missions In Country but the VA needs proof that I was stepped out of the plane and onto the ground to proof up an ischemic heart disease. Double By Pass was the last procedure. Use my e mail. Dave Moore, Navigator; C. Watson, Loadmaster; Peter DeCrosse, AC. use my e mail

    • Gary Kopp says:

      I was at Mactan March 68 in the 772nd and then at Clark. I ran into the same issue with the VA. I finally proved I was on the ground in Viet Nam by giving them a copy of the citation accompaning my DFC that said I landed at Kham Duc Republic of Viet Nam.

  3. There may be some confusion brewing…there is a Facebook page (463rd Troop Carrier/Tactical Airlift Wing) run by Sam McGowen that uses the exact same picture of the C-130 at Khe San. Maybe we should think of changing the picture on this site.

    • webmaster says:

      I was thinking that when I posted the picture, it was taken from the front of the Bench photo that was placed this past reunion. I will work on editing some other pictures to the correct size (940 x 198 Pixels) if anyone has some good editing skills send your edited picture and the original to webmaster.

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