48th Airlift Squadron

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The 48th Airlift Squadron is part of the 314th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.wikipedia
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313th Expeditionary Operations Group

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The squadron as activated at Daniel Field, Georgia in June 1942 as the 48th Transport Squadron, when the 313th Transport Group expanded from a headquarters and a single squadron, the 29th Troop Carrier Squadron, to a four squadron group.
In June, the group added three additional squadrons (the 47th, 48th and 49th Transport Squadrons) and moved to Bowman Field, Kentucky to begin training.

29th Weapons Squadron

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The squadron as activated at Daniel Field, Georgia in June 1942 as the 48th Transport Squadron, when the 313th Transport Group expanded from a headquarters and a single squadron, the 29th Troop Carrier Squadron, to a four squadron group.
The group was expanded from a headquarters and a single squadron in June, when the 47th, 48th, and 49th Transport Squadrons were activated to fill out the 313th.

47th Airlift Flight

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The 48th, along with the 29th and 47th Squadrons of the 313th Group, took part in Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily.
The 47th, along with the 29th and 48th Squadrons of the 313th Group, took part in Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily.

Daniel Field

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The squadron as activated at Daniel Field, Georgia in June 1942 as the 48th Transport Squadron, when the 313th Transport Group expanded from a headquarters and a single squadron, the 29th Troop Carrier Squadron, to a four squadron group.
On June 15, the 313th Transport Group, activated three additional squadrons, the 47th, 48th, and 49th, out of the 29th TS. One week later, the 313th and its squadrons moved to Bowman Field, near Louisville, Kentucky to support the 101st Airborne at Fort Campbell.

314th Airlift Wing

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The 48th Airlift Squadron is part of the 314th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.
48th Airlift Squadron (48 AS)

313th Air Expeditionary Wing

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313th Troop Carrier Wing (later 313th Tactical Airlift) Wing), 1 January 1965 – 25 June 1967
In July 1948, group deployed its 48th Troop Carrier Squadron to Rhein-Main Air Base to reinforce United States Air Forces in Europe in the Berlin Airlift.

RAF Folkingham

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In February 1944, the squadron moved to RAF Folkingham, England, where it became part of IX Troop Carrier Command and began training for the assault on the continent of Europe.
48th Troop Carrier Squadron (5X)

Brumowski Air Base

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The squadron was reactivated at Tulln Air Base, Austria, where it formed part of the occupation forces and served as part of the European Air Transport Service, returning to operating the C-47.
48th Troop Carrier Squadron

314th Operations Group

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314th Operations Group, 1 December 2003 – present
48th Airlift Squadron: 1 December 2003 – present

Little Rock Air Force Base

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The 48th Airlift Squadron is part of the 314th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.

Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules

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It operates Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, conducting pilot and loadmaster training for airlift and airdrop operations.

Loadmaster

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It operates Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, conducting pilot and loadmaster training for airlift and airdrop operations.

Airdrop

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It operates Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, conducting pilot and loadmaster training for airlift and airdrop operations.

Squadron (aviation)

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The squadron as activated at Daniel Field, Georgia in June 1942 as the 48th Transport Squadron, when the 313th Transport Group expanded from a headquarters and a single squadron, the 29th Troop Carrier Squadron, to a four squadron group. The squadron was first activated as the 48th Transport Squadron in June 1942.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain

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As the 48th Troop Carrier Squadron, it flew Douglas C-47 Skytrains in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations during World War II, earning Distinguished Unit Citations for carrying reinforcements to Sicily despite fire from ground and naval forces in July 1943, and for participation in Operation Overlord in June 1944.

Mediterranean Theater of Operations

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As the 48th Troop Carrier Squadron, it flew Douglas C-47 Skytrains in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations during World War II, earning Distinguished Unit Citations for carrying reinforcements to Sicily despite fire from ground and naval forces in July 1943, and for participation in Operation Overlord in June 1944.

World War II

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As the 48th Troop Carrier Squadron, it flew Douglas C-47 Skytrains in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations during World War II, earning Distinguished Unit Citations for carrying reinforcements to Sicily despite fire from ground and naval forces in July 1943, and for participation in Operation Overlord in June 1944.

Presidential Unit Citation (United States)

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As the 48th Troop Carrier Squadron, it flew Douglas C-47 Skytrains in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations during World War II, earning Distinguished Unit Citations for carrying reinforcements to Sicily despite fire from ground and naval forces in July 1943, and for participation in Operation Overlord in June 1944.

Sicily

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The 48th, along with the 29th and 47th Squadrons of the 313th Group, took part in Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily. As the 48th Troop Carrier Squadron, it flew Douglas C-47 Skytrains in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations during World War II, earning Distinguished Unit Citations for carrying reinforcements to Sicily despite fire from ground and naval forces in July 1943, and for participation in Operation Overlord in June 1944.

Operation Overlord

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As the 48th Troop Carrier Squadron, it flew Douglas C-47 Skytrains in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations during World War II, earning Distinguished Unit Citations for carrying reinforcements to Sicily despite fire from ground and naval forces in July 1943, and for participation in Operation Overlord in June 1944.

Curtiss C-46 Commando

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It converted to Curtiss C-46 Commandos, with which it took part in Operation Varsity.

Operation Varsity

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It converted to Curtiss C-46 Commandos, with which it took part in Operation Varsity.

Victory in Europe Day

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After V-E Day, the squadron returned to the United States, where it was inactivated.

Fairchild C-82 Packet

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The squadron was activated in Austria in 1946, but in 1947 was transferred to the United States on paper and began to train with Fairchild C-82 Packets.

Douglas C-54 Skymaster

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The following year, the 47th returned to Europe to participate in the Berlin Airlift with Douglas C-54 Skymasters.