50th Air Transport Squadron

50th Air Transport Squadron

Emblem of the 50th Air Transport Squadron
Active 1949-1966
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Airlift

The 50th Air Transport Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was to the 1502d Air Transport Wing, Military Air Transport Service, stationed at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

It was inactivated on 8 January 1966.


Established in 1949 as a medium transport squadron flying C-54 Skymasters, it transported supplies and personnel in the Pacific between Hawaii and the Philippines and bases in-between. It received long distance C-97 Stratofreighters and intercontinental C-124 Globemasters in the 1950s and was part of MATS worldwide network of transport units. It flew routes between India and the West Coast of the United States, Alaska and Japan.

It was inactivated in 1966 when its parent 1502d ATW was inactivated.


  • Established as the 1266th Air Transport Squadron on 1 Jun 1949
Activated on 30 Jun 1949
Redesignated the 50th Air Transport Squadron on 20 Jul 1952
Inactivated on 8 Jan 1966


  • 1500th Air Transport Wing, 1 Jun 1949
Redesignated the 1502d Air Transport Wing, 1 Jul 1955-8 Jan 1966



  • C-54 Skymaster, 1949-1952
  • C-97 Stratofreighter, 1952-1955
  • C-124 Globemaster II, 1955-1966


  • 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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