1741st Air Transport Squadron

First Squadron to fly the C-141
 
 
 


The first Military Air Transport Service (MATS) squadron to fly the C-141 was the 
1741st Air Transport Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma on 19 October 1964.

 

1741 Squadron History
 


Stations: Great Falls AAB; 1 June 1948 - 1 Sept 1951; Palm Beach AFB, FL 1 Sept 1951 - March 1959; Tinker AFB, March 1959 - January 1966.


Linage: 7th Air Transport Squadron, 1 June 1948; Redesignated: 1272d Air Transport Squadron, 1 October 1948; Redesignated: 1272d Medium Transition Training Unit, May 1950; Redesignated: 1741st Air Transport Squadron, 1 January – 6 April 1953; 1741st Air Transport Squadron, 1 Jul 1958 - 8 Jan 1966.

Commander: Unkn, Unkn; Lt Col Kenneth B. Clark, 1962 - 15 July 1964; Lt Col Erich E. Schleier, Jr., 15 July 1964 - 22 March 1965; Maj John E Jolly, Jr. 12 March 1965 – 29 June 1965; Lt Col Therman C. Weir, 29 June 1965 – 8 January 1966.

Aircraft: C-54, C-118 & C-141

Assignments: 517th Air Transport Wing, 1 June 1948; 1701st Air Transport Wing on 1 June 1948; 1707th Air Transport Wing, Heavy (Training) 1 Sep 1951.

Note: (the 57th Military Airlift Squadron would absorb the personnel and equipment
of the 1741st in January 1966).