The MH-53J/M PAVE LOW helicopter was operated in four separate Special Operations Squadrons in the U.S.A.F. Three units were operational and the fourth was the “schoolhouse”. On occasion, the schoolhouse would send cadre to support the other units to support operational missions. Each unit has an official history posted by the U.S.A.F. We have also found other documents pertaining to some of their history.

20th Special Operations Squadron (Operational Unit)
Official
– Chronological History
– Other historical documents

21st Special Operations Squadron (Operational Unit)
Official
– Other Historical Documents

31st Special Operations Squadron (Operational Unit)
Official

551st Special Operations Squadron (Training Unit)
Official