Assigned to the Military Air Transport Service (MATS), the 1st Air Transport Squadron (H), or 1st ATS, was active from 8 September 1954 to 8 January 1966. During this time the squadron was stationed at Dover AFB, Delaware, assigned to the 1607th Air Transport Group (ATG). The squadron flew C-54 Skymaster, C-124 Globemaster II, and C-133 Cargomaster aircraft hence the H designation for Heavy in the squadron name.
Now the 1st Airlift Squadron (AS), it is currently assigned to the 89th Airlift Wing at Andrews AFB, Maryland.
The patch depicts a cartoon C-133 aircraft carrying a load of cargo between its wings.
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Every artifact in the Air Mobility Command Museum, including this one, is part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. We are not able to loan artifacts in the museum's collection.