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33d Rescue Squadron US Air Force

33d Rescue Squadron
Tail code ZZ

1952-1965 : 33d Air Rescue Squadron (33 ARS)
1965-1966 : 33d Air Recovery Squadron
1966-1989 : 33d Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (33 ARRS)
1989-1993 : 33d Air Rescue Squadron (33 ARS)
1993- : 33d Rescue Squadron (33 RQS)

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News of 33d Rescue Squadron


Kadena Pave Hawk Save Downed Osprey Crew, 15-Dec-16 : USAF 33rd and 31st Rescue Squadrons based at Kadena AFB, Japan rescued five crew of a Marine VMM-265 squadron MV-22B Osprey after an emergency landing into the Pacific Ocean near Camp Schwab off Okinawa

CSAR Exercise Pacific Thunder 15-02, 23-Oct-15 : Pacific Thunder 15-02 exercise involved combat search and rescue drills during two weeks of constant training between U.S. and South Korean forces.

33rd RQS Return Home After Japan Earthquake, 06-Apr-11 : Members of the USAF 33rd Rescue Squadron were welcomed home after spending nearly a month supporting relief efforts in mainland Japan


Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1971/    JP Kadena AFBRODN
1955/70JP NahaROAH

Models

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YearsModels
1985/    s-70 H-60
1975/82s-65 H-53
1971/72H-43 Huskie
1968/92s-61 H-3
1964/66H-43 Huskie
1952/64s-55 H-19

List of aircraft

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List of Aircraft for 33 RQS / 33 ARS / 33 ARRS
C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
61-519 ch-3c 1964 63-9687 : del USAF as CH-3C 63-9687 14Jul64; conv CH-3E; xfer 100th SRW, 432nd TDG, +
61-532 ch-3c 1965 64-14229 : Delivered to Naha Okinawa from a factory refit joining the 33 ARRS with 65+
61-621 ch-3e 67-14719 : USAF; conv HH-3E; 33 ARRS w/o 14mar91
61-626 ch-3e 67-14724 : USAF; conv HH-3E; Aug79 pictured with 33 ARRS/PACAF at Clark AFB, Philippi+
Tunisian Air Force L82106 : Tunisia, ex USAF 67-14724
61-627 ch-3e 67-14725 : USAF; pictured unk date practices lowering a jungle penetrator; Sep71-Apr+
65-266 HH-53C 69-5787 : USAF; 33 ARRS w/o 26feb79 crashed into sea during aerial refueling
61-653 ch-3e 69-5809 : USAF; conv HH-3E; 33 RQS w/o 01sep93
70-1438 hh-60g 89-26207 : USAF, from UH-60L; 1995 33 RQS /ZZ
: 01nov11 pictured (pic1) as 33 RQS /ZZ during Pacific Thunder 2011 near Osa+
: 06feb13 pictured (pic2) as 33 RQS /ZZ during exercise at Marine Corps Camp+
: Feb15 33 RQS /ZZ
70-1441 hh-60g 89-26209 : USAF, from UH-60L; 1994 33 RQS /ZZ
: 06feb13 pictured as 33 RQS /ZZ during exercise at Marine Corps Camp Hansen+
70-1448 hh-60g 89-26210 : USAF, from UH-60L; 1995 33 RQS /ZZ; 2014 still
70-1450 hh-60g 89-26211 : USAF, from UH-60L; 1995 33 RQS /ZZ; 2014 still
70-1656 hh-60g 91-26354 : USAF; 1995 33 RQS /ZZ, Kadena AFB
: w/o 05aug13 crashed in Okinawa, 33 RQS /ZZ
70-1733 hh-60g 91-26401 : USAF; 1995 33 RQS /ZZ
: 2014 33 RQS /ZZ
70-1735 hh-60g 91-26402 : USAF; 1997 33 RQS /ZZ
: 22aug09 pictured as 33 RQS /ZZ at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinaw+
: Oct15 as 33 RQS /ZZ in Pacific Thunder 15-2, South Korea
70-1736 hh-60g 91-26403 : USAF 1997 33 RQS /ZZ
: 02may01 pictured (top) as 33 RQS in original woodland camo during Balikata+
: 2014 33 RQS /ZZ
hh-60g 91-26404 : USAF 33 RQS; w/o 06oct94 flew into power lines near Osan AB, Korea during +
hh-60g 91-26405 : USAF; 1995 33 RQS /ZZ; 2015 still
hh-60g 91-26406 : USAF; 1999 33 RQS /ZZ
: Oct15 as 33 RQS /ZZ in Pacific Thunder 15-2, South Korea
: 13dec16 asg 33 RQS rescued crashed Marine Osprey crew
70-1767 hh-60g 92-26461 : 13jun06 pictured (pic1) as 33 RQS /MY at Kandahar, Afghanistan




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