48th Fighter Interceptor Squadron

48 FIS 'Tazlanglian Devils'

F-106A Assignment Dates
56-0453   24 Jul 62-10 Jul 68
          23 Dec 68-04 Oct 74
          21 Apr 76-10 May 77
          10 May 77-23 Feb 82
56-0458   02 Mar 61-10 Jul 68
          23 Dec 68-30 Jan 82
56-0461   15 Mar 61-26 Jan 62
56-0462   02 Mar 61-30 Aug 68
          23 Dec 68-06 Jun 75
56-0466   15 Jul 68-23 Dec 68
57-0241   08 Jun 61-15 Jul 68
          12 Nov 68-09 Apr 82
57-0243   15 Jul 68-03 Dec 68
58-0764   19 Dec 68-?? Dec 81
58-0765   19 Dec 68-18 Jan 71
58-0773   26 Apr 78-??
58-0792   09 Mar 69-28 Aug 72
          02 Mar 77-22 Jul 81
59-0024   07 Nov 67-10 Jul 68
          23 Dec 68-26 Jul 72
59-0051   15 Jul 68-23 Dec 68
59-0054   15 Jul 68-23 Dec 68
59-0057   15 Jul 68-23 Dec 68
59-0058   15 Jul 68-23 Dec 68
59-0059   15 Jul 68-23 Dec 68
59-0085   23 Apr 64-10 Jul 68
          23 Dec 68-02 Dec 81
59-0100   29 Mar 74-02 Feb 82
59-0110   15 Jul 68-23 Dec 68
59-0112   24 Oct 60-10 Jul 68
          20 Apr 73-09 Oct 73
59-0113   03 Oct 60-28 Jan 64
59-0114   18 Nov 60-04 Apr 63
59-0116   26 Oct 60-15 Jul 68
          23 Dec 68-12 Jan 82
59-0119   15 Jul 68-23 Dec 68
59-0122   21 Nov 60-15 Jul 68
          23 Dec 68-25 Jan 82
59-0123   21 Nov 60-10 Jul 68
          21 Feb 69-09 Mar 82
59-0124   17 Nov 60-09 Mar 64
59-0126   21 Nov 60-15 Jul 68
          23 Dec 68-??
59-0127   15 Jul 68-23 Dec 68
          21 Jul 70-08 Feb 82
59-0128   21 Nov 60-11 Jul 68
          20 Dec 68-03 ??? 69
          06 Sep 69-08 Feb 82
59-0132   17 Nov 60-15 Jul 68
          23 Dec 68-04 Dec 81
59-0133   19 Dec 60-10 Jul 68
          21 Jul 68-05 Aug 69
          06 Sep 69-?? Feb 82
59-0134   23 Jan 61-10 Jul 68
59-0135   15 Dec 60-11 Sep 68
          23 Dec 68-15 Jan 75
59-0136   09 Jan 61-10 Jul 68
59-0137   09 Jan 61-10 Oct 66
          19 Apr 67-10 Jul 68
          22 Dec 68-01 Jan 82
59-0141   15 Jul 68-12 Dec 68
59-0143   15 Jul 68-23 Dec 68
59-0144   15 Jul 68-23 Dec 68
59-0145   16 May 74-04 Jan 82
59-0146   15 Jul 68-23 Dec 68
59-0147   15 Jul 68-23 Dec 68
59-0148   15 Jul 68-23 Dec 68
F-106B
57-2533   11 Aug 67-30 Aug 67
59-0151   15 Jul 68-23 Dec 68
59-0157   12 Sep 60-26 Jul 67
          31 Oct 67-15 Jul 68
          23 Dec 68-11 Feb 77
59-0158   25 Oct 60-29 Sep 65
          09 Oct 65-10 Jul 68
          20 Dec 68-??
59-0159   25 Oct 60-01 Aug 62
Wing / Group: Links
Air Division: 20th Air Division Wikipedia
Location(s): Langley AFB, VA 48th FIS
Dates Active: 15 Sep 60 to Mar 82
Alert Det's:
No. of Aircraft: 49
No. of Loses: 7
The 48th FIS was activated at Dow Field in November 1946 with P-47s. In October 1947 a transition into P-84Bs was completed. These were flown until the unit was temporarily deactivated on 2 October 1949. The 48th FIS was reactivated in November 1952 at Grenier AFB in Manchester NH with F-47s, replacing the New Hampshire ANG's 133d FIS. A relocation to Langley AFB was completed in early 1953 along with a transition into F-84Gs and then F-94Cs in the fall of 1953. In the summer of 1957 the squadron completed a transition into F-102As followed by another in the fall of 1960 to F-106As. The 48th FIS flew F-15s from 1982 to 1991, where many of the F-15 were transferred to the Missouri ANG, the Hawaii ANG, and 3 or 4 going to the Boneyard. The squadron is now the 48th Flying Training Squadron flying T-1A Jayhawks out of Columbus AFB Mississippi.

F-106s were assigned to the 48th FIS at Langley AFB VA from 15 Sep 60 to Mar 82. A total of 49 aircraft were assigned with 7 losses.

Flight Markings
The colored stripes painted on the intake splitter plates (front part of the intake forward of the vari ramp) were Flight Markings to signify which flight an aircraft of the unit belonged to such as 'A' Flight, 'B' Flight, 'C' Flight. In the latter day of the 48 FIS A Flight was Light Blue, B Flight was Red, and C Flight was unbanded (no color). Even later year markings for the 48th had all intake splitter plates painted blue, while the Flight Markings shifted to the pitot tubes with A Flight Blue, B Flight White and C Flight now being the T-33's.

The 48th FIS deployed for this mission arriving in Korea in Dec 1968, relieving the 318th FIS 'personnel' currently there, and remained until Jun 1969.

The 48th, minus planes and equipment, relieved the 318th serving a 180 day tour plus an extension. The 318th aircraft remained and the 48th aircraft back home flew to the 318th at McChord AFB while the 48th members were deployed. 48th FIS pilots flew the 318th jets back to McChord from Korea in Jun 1969 when the 48th departed Korea and picked up their own 48th jets and returned to Langley. [Gary Chaney SMSgt (Ret)]

Due to tensions of the USS Pueblo incident of 23 Jan 1968, and the shoot-down of an EC-121 Constellation on 15 Apr 1969 by North Korea, several F-106 Delta Dart FIS units had the distinction of flying across the Pacific ocean for deployments to Osan AB, South Korea as part of the Korean buildup stemming from those two incidents. These Sixes flew air defence over the country and shotgun for EC-121 Constellation's still flying.

The first F-106's were deployed from the 318th FIS McChord AFB in Feb 1968, officially arriving for deployment on 22 Mar 1968. During the flight they conducted the first in-flight refueling of an F-106 as they were en-route to Korea. The 318th remained until Dec 1968, when the personnel were swapped out with personnel from the 48th FIS, Langley VA, but the 318th aircraft remained. The 48th did not bring aircraft or equipment, rather took over 318th assets. Joining the 48th FIS was the 71st FIS out of Malmstrom AFB MT, arriving in Dec 1968, to assist the 48th FIS who remained. The 71st FIS brought their Sixes making this a joint 2-unit effort all part of the on-going plan to swap F-106 assets as part of the Korean buildup. The 48th with their 318th aircraft, and the 71st equipment, personnel and their aircraft remained at Osan AB until Jun 1969 when they were replaced by the 94th FIS and their F-106's. The 94th remained until being relieved by the 95th FIS and their aircraft on 15 Nov 1969. The 95th was the last F-106 unit to serve in Korea, remaining until May 1970.