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.

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).