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459th AS

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459th Airlift Squadron US Air Force

459th Airlift Squadron
459 Squadron was a training bomber unit during World War II. Reactivated in the 1960s and assigned to the transport role mainly in aeromedical and VIP missions.

Since 1993 is stationed in Japan flying Twin Hueys helicopters and Beechcraft C-12 Huron fixed wing aircraft.

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USAF MC-130 Refuels Japan UH-60J, 27-Jun-17 : USAF 353rd Special Operations Group (SOG) from Kadena Air Base, Japan completed Exercise Teak Jet with Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Hamamatsu rescue squadron UH-60J

Fifth Air Force Commander Takes UH-1N Course, 13-Apr-16 : USAF has a tradition of encouraging command leadership to take pilot courses on the aircraft that support their mission. PACAF 5 AF Commander take the key staff course and fly the UH-1N helicopter

Yokota AFB UH-1N New Rescue Hoists, 02-Mar-16 : USAF 459th Airlift Squadron (459th AS) based at Yokota AFB, Japan,outfitted two of their UH-1N Hueys with new rescue hoists, improving their search and rescue capabilities


1993/    JP Yokota Air BaseRJTY
1978/91Scott AFBKBLV
1975/78Andrews AFBKADW


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List of Aircraft for 459th AS
C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
31020 UH-1N 69-6614 : 21aug11 pictured (bot) with 459th AS (airlift sqd), 374 AW, Yokota Air Bas+
31045 UH-1N 69-6639 : May03 pictured Yokota AFB Japan with 374th Operation Support Squadron; 201+
31051 UH-1N 69-6645 : USAF; 1995 459th AS
: 15mar12 pictured with 459th AS (airlift sqd), 374 AW at Yokota Air Base, J+
: 29feb16 asg 459th AS, Yokota AFB precaution landing at Chofu Airport due +
31052 UH-1N 69-6646 : 1995 459th AS; 1997 459th AS
: 2012 still at 459th AS (airlift sqd), 374 AW, Yokota Air Base, Japan
: Aug14 still 459th AS, Yokota, Japan

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