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48th RQS

1952 to present    

48th Rescue Squadron
1952 - 48th Air Rescue Squadron (48 ARS)
1965 - 48th Air Recovery Squadron (48 ARRS)
1966 - 48th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron
1967 - 48th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron, Training
Inactivated on 7 Feb 1969.

1972-1976 Reactivated as 48 ARRS

1985-1987 Reactivated as 48 ARRS

Det 1 (Kindley AFB, Bermuda) 1960-1961
Det 1 (Homestead AFB, FL) 1974-1975
Det 2 (Goose AB, Labrador) 1960-1961
Det 2 (K.I. Sawyer AFB, MI) 1974-1975
Det 5 (Edwards AFB, CA) 1974-1976
Det 6 (Holloman AFB, NM) 1974-1976
Det 14 (MacDill AFB, FL) 1974-1975
Det 15 (Myrtle Beach AFB, SC) 1974-1975
Det 18 (Plattsburgh AFB, NY) 1974-1975
Det 22 (Mountain Home AFB, ID) 1974-1976
Det 24 (Fairchild AFB, WA) ?

Night Riders, reestablished May 1st, 1993 at Holloman AFB New Mexico with 6 HH-60G Pavehawks as part of 49th Fighter Wing.

On February 1st, 1999 moved to Davis-Monthan AFB Arizona as a pararescuemen unit reassigned to 563d Rescue Group

1985-1987, I was in the 48th ARRS at Homestead AFB. Then it was disbanded to Hurlburt Field. Due to cut backs. Then I was sent to 31st EMS

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1999/    Davis-Monthan AFBKDMA
1993/99Holloman AFBKHMN
1985/87Homestead AFBKHST
1972/76Fairchild AFBKSKA
1955/69Eglin AFBKVPS
1952/55Maxwell AFBKMXF


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1993/99s-70 H-60
1972/76HH-1H Iroquois
1966/69s-65 H-53
1966/69s-61 H-3
1966/68H-43 Huskie
1963/65H-43 Huskie
1954/63s-55 H-19

List of aircraft

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List of Aircraft for 48th RQS / 48th ARRS
C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
31001 UH-1N 68-10772 : USAF; Late74 arrived with 68-10775 to Plattsburgh AFB, NY (SAC) replacing+
31004 UH-1N 68-10775 : USAF; Late74 arrived with 68-10772 to Plattsburgh AFB, NY (SAC) replacing +
31025 UH-1N 69-6619 : 1975-1977 asg 48th ARRSQ Det.2 at Sawyer AFB, Marquette, MI
31029 UH-1N 69-6623 : 1975-1980 48th ARRS Det.24 at Fairchild AFB, WA
31035 UH-1N 69-6629 : 1975-1977 asg 48th ARRSQ Det.2 at Sawyer AFB, Marquette, MI
17123 hh-1h 1971 70-2479 : May71 I was on the USAF crew that picked up 70-2479,80 and 81 from the Bel+

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