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48th Air Transport Squadron
48th Air Transport Squadron - MATS - Emblem.png
Emblem of the 48th Air Transport Squadron
Active 1948-1965
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Airlift

C-124A over Hawaii about 1957

The 48th Air Transport Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last was assigned to the 1502d Air Transport Wing, Military Air Transport Service, stationed at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. It was inactivated on 25 June 1965.


Established in 1948 as a C-54 transport squadron. Upgraded to C-97 and C-124 long distance intercontinental transports. Flew over MATS Pacific routes from Hawaii until inactivated in 1965 with the phaseout of the C-124.


  • Established as 2d Air Transport Squadron, 1 Jun 1948
Redesignated: 1264th Air Transport Squadron, 1 Jun 1949
Redesignated: 48th Air Transport Squadron, 20 Jul 1952
Disbanded on: 25 Jun 1965


  • 531st Air Transport Group, 1 Jun 1948
  • 1500th Air Transport Wing, 1 Jun 1949
  • 1502d Air Transport Wing, 1 Jul 1955-20 Jul 1952




 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

  • Mueller, Robert, Air Force Bases Volume I, Active Air Force Bases Within the United States of America on 17 September 1982, Office of Air Force History, 1989

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