48th Fighter Interceptor Squadron

'Tazlanglian Devils'

Langley AFB, VA
20th Air Division (AD)
48th FIS
56-0453 (A)  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 (A) 02 Mar 61  - 10 Jul 68
                    23 Dec 68 - 30 Jan 82
56-0461 (A) 15 Mar 61 - 26 Jan 62
56-0462 (A) 02 Mar 61 - 30 Aug 68
                    23 Dec 68 - 06 Jun 75
56-0466 (A) 15 Jul 68 -  23 Dec 68
57-0241 (A) 08 Jun 61 - 15 Jul 68
                    12 Nov 68 - 09 Apr 82
57-0243 (A) 15 Jul 68 -  03 Dec 68
57-2533 (B) 11 Aug 67 - 30 Aug 67
58-0764 (A) 19 Dec 68 - ?? Dec 81
58-0765 (A) 19 Dec 68 - 18 Jan 71
58-0773 (A) 26 Apr 78 - ??
58-0792 (A) 09 Mar 69 - 28 Aug 72
                    02 Mar 77 - 22 Jul 81
59-0024 (A) 07 Nov 67 - 10 Jul 68
                    23 Dec 68 - 26 Jul 72
59-0051 (A) 15 Jul 68 -  23 Dec 68
59-0054 (A) 15 Jul 68 -  23 Dec 68
59-0057 (A) 15 Jul 68 -  23 Dec 68
59-0058 (A) 15 Jul 68 -  23 Dec 68
59-0059 (A) 15 Jul 68 -  23 Dec 68
59-0085 (A) 23 Apr 64 - 10 Jul 68
                    23 Dec 68 - 02 Dec 81
59-0100 (A) 29 Mar 74 - 02 Feb 82
59-0110 (A) 15 Jul 68 -  23 Dec 68
59-0112 (A) 24 Oct 60 - 10 Jul 68
                    20 Apr 73 - 09 Oct 73
59-0113 (A) 03 Oct 60 - 28 Jan 64
59-0114 (A) 18 Nov 60 - 04 Apr 63
59-0116 (A) 26 Oct 60 - 15 Jul 68
                    23 Dec 68 - 12 Jan 82
59-0119 (A) 15 Jul 68 -  23 Dec 68
59-0122 (A) 21 Nov 60 - 15 Jul 68
                    23 Dec 68 - 25 Jan 82
59-0123 (A) 21 Nov 60 - 10 Jul 68
                    21 Feb 69 -  09 Mar 82
59-0124 (A) 17 Nov 60 -  09 Mar 64
59-0126 (A) 21 Nov 60 - 15 Jul 68
                    23 Dec 68 - ??
59-0127 (A) 15 Jul 68 -  23 Dec 68
                    21 Jul 70 -  08 Feb 82
59-0128 (A) 21 Nov 60 - 11 Jul 68
                    20 Dec 68 - 03 ?? 69
                    06 Sep 69 - 08 Feb 82
59-0132 (A) 17 Nov 60 - 15 Jul 68
                    23 Dec 68 - 04 Dec 81
59-0133 (A) 19 Dec 60 - 10 Jul 68?
                    21 Jul 68 -   05 Aug 69
                    06 Sep 69 - ?? Feb 82
59-0134 (A) 23 Jan 61 - 10 Jul 68
59-0135 (A) 15 Dec 60 - 11 Sep 68
                    23 Dec 68 - 15 Jan 75
59-0136 (A) 09 Jan 61 - 10 Jul 68
59-0137 (A) 09 Jan 61 - 10 Oct 66
                    19 Apr 67 - 10 Jul 68
                    22 Dec 68 - 01 Jan 82
59-0141 (A) 15 Jul 68 - 12 Dec 68
59-0143 (A) 15 Jul 68 - 23 Dec 68
59-0144 (A) 15 Jul 68 - 23 Dec 68
59-0145 (A) 16 May 74 -04 Jan 82
59-0146 (A) 15 Jul 68 - 23 Dec 68
59-0147 (A) 15 Jul 68 - 23 Dec 68
59-0148 (A) 15 Jul 68 - 23 Dec 68
59-0151 (B) 15 Jul 68 - 23 Dec 68
59-0157 (B) 12 Sep 60 - 26 Jul 67
                    31 Oct 67 - 15 Jul 68
                    23 Dec 68 -11 Feb 77
59-0158 (B) 25 Oct 60 - 29 Sep 65
                    09 Oct 65 - 10 Jul 68
                    20 Dec 68 - ??
59-0159 (B) 25 Oct 60 - 01 Aug 62

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.


Osan AB, Republic of Korea: Dec 1968 - Jun 1969

The 48th FIS, minus planes and equipment, relieved the 318th FIS of thier Korea duties in Dec 1968 to sit Alert at Osan AB, South Korea as part of the Korean buildup stemming from the USS Pueblo crisis on 23 Jan 1968.  The 48th FIS served a 180 day tour plus an extension, and were relieved in Jun of 1969. 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)]