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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
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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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

48th RQS List of helicopters

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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+
70-1435 hh-60g 89-26206 : 31jul94 pictured (pic1) as /IS with 48th Group (Keflavik AFB, Iceland) at +

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