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89th TFS "Rhinos"

The current 89th Airlift Squadron of the 445th Operations Group has a distinguished history with the USAF\AFRES. The unit served in World War II and received a Distinguished Unit Citation for actions during Operation Overlord. 

The 89th also served in Operation Dragoon (Invasion of Southern France), Operation Market Garden (Bridge Too Far) and flew the first resupply drops to Bastogne for the 101st Airborne Division.



The unit was inactivated in the 1950's after using several different aircraft types and designations. In January 1982, the squadron was reactivated at the 89th Tactical Fighter Squadron of the 906th Tactical Fighter Group. 



The squadron was equipped with the F-4D Phantom II aircraft. Phantoms were flown from 1982 until 1989 when they were replaced with F-16A/B Fighting Falcons.



The 89th is currently designated once again as an Airlift Squadron (since October 1994) and currently flies the C-17A Globemaster.

Fuel Farm Felix F-14D 163417

Lockheed Altair 8D (Y1C-23)

Hall Aluminum Aircraft Corporation XPTBH-2

FROM BATS TO RANGERS - A Pictorial History of VQ-2

Loening XO2L

VF-213 F-14D 164602 Color To The End

Last US Navy F-4 Phantom II Flight

Hogs in the Desert

Phantom Photos