History of the 463rd Airlifters

463 Airlift Group History

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

Wikipedia Entry

Lineage

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.

Stations

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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