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  • usa 48th Rescue Squadron

    US Air Force


    48th RQS :

    1952 to present    





    Helicopters

    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
    Vice President's Drug Interdiction Task Force. OPBAT. Handed over the mission to the Coast Guard due to cost. We deployed to the Bahamas for thirty to 60 days at a time.


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    Locations


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


    Models

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    YearsModels
    1993/99S-70 H-60
    1985/87UH-1N
    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




    48th RQS List of helicopters

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    C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
    61-578 hh-3e 1967 66-13280 : With 48 ARRS, non stop transatlantic flight with 66-13281 to arrive at Par+
    61-579 hh-3e 1967 66-13281 : With 48 ARRS, non stop transatlantic flight with 66-13280 to arrive at Par+
    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 : -1977 asg 48th ARRSQ Det.2 at Sawyer AFB, Marquette, MI
    31029 UH-1N 69-6623 : -1980 48th ARRS Det.24 at Fairchild AFB, WA
    31035 UH-1N 69-6629 : -1977 asg 48th ARRSQ Det.2 at Sawyer AFB, Marquette, MI
    17123 hh-1h 1971 70-2479 : I was on the USAF crew that picked up 70-2479,80 and 81 from the Bell fac+
    70-1435 hh-60g 89-26206 : 31jul94 pictured (pic1) as /IS with 48th Group (Keflavik AFB, Iceland) at +





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