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49th Air Transport Squadron
49th Air Transport Squadron - MATS - Emblem.png
Emblem of the 49th Air Transport Squadron
Active 1948-1955
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Airlift

The 49th Air Transport Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was as part of the 1502d Air Transport Wing (ATW), Military Air Transport Service, stationed at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

It was inactivated on 1 July 1955.


Established in 1948 as a medium transport squadron flying C-54 Skymasters, it transported supplies and personnel in the Pacific from Hawaii to the Philippines and bases in between. It deployed elements of the squadron to Tachikawa Airfield, Japan during 1951-1952, flying combat resupply missions during the Korean War.

After the Korean War, it returned to normal peacetime operations. It was inactivated simultaneously with the host 1500th ATW in July 1955.


  • Established as the 1265th Air Transport Squadron on 1 Jun 1949
Activated on 30 Jun 1949
Redesignated the 49th Air Transport Squadron on 20 Jul 1952
Inactivated on 1 Jul 1955





 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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