U.S. Air Force Squadron Organization
30 June 1953

(Updated 13 November 2012)

Reference:

USAF Statistical Digest, FY1953 (PDF Excerpt)

Bombardment Squadrons

Type of Unit

T/O

Major Type of Airplane

Authorized Aircraft

Authorized Crew

Men Per Crew

Personnel Authorized

Total

Officers

Enlisted

Bombardment, Heavy

1-1176P MAR 53

B-36

10

12

16

362

109

253

Bombardment, Medium

1-1172P MAR 53

B-29

10

10

11

280

88

192

Bombardment, Medium

1-1173P MAR 53

B-50D

15

18

10

295

85

210

Bombardment, Medium

1-1173P MAR 53

B-50A

15

18

11

310

100

210

Bombardment, Medium

1-1180P MAY 52

B-29

10

10

11

198

61

137

Bombardment, Medium

1-1180P MAR 53

B-29

10

10

12

209

62

147

Bombardment, Medium Jet

1-1178P MAR 53

B-47

15

18

3

172

66

106

Bombardment, Light

1-1123P APR 52

B-26

16

16

3

194

55

139

Bombardment, Light Night Intruder

1-1123W APR 52

B-26

16

24

3

270

82

188

Bombardment, Light Night Intruder

1-1177W MAR 52

B-26

24

36

4

369

118

251

Bombardment, Light Jet

1-1143P DEC 51

B-45

16

16

4

264

56

208

Bombardment, Light Jet

1-1143 MAR 52

B-45

16

20

4

296

71

225

Reconnaissance Squadrons

Type of Unit

T/O

Major Type of Airplane

Authorized Aircraft

Authorized Crew

Men Per Crew

Personnel Authorized

Total

Officers

Enlisted

Strategic Reconnaissance, Heavy

1-1473P MAR 53

RB-36

10

12

22

434

133

301

Strategic Reconnaissance, Medium

1-1475P MAR 53

RB-50

15

18

13

316

104

212

Strategic Reconnaissance, Medium

1-1478P MAY 52

RB-29

10

10

10

199

52

147

Strategic Reconnaissance, Medium

1-1479P MAR 53

RB-47

15

18

3

172

66

106

Strategic Recon, Medium Electronics

1-1477P MAR 53

RB-50

15

22

11

492

146

346

Strategic Recon, Medium Photo

1-1480 MAR 53

RB-29

10

10

11

429

70

359

Strategic Recon, Medium Photo

1-1480 MAR 53

RB-29

2

2

14

Strategic Recon, Medium Photo Mapping

1-1476P MAR 53

RB-50

15

18

11

494

129

365

Strategic Recon, Medium Photo Mapping

1-1476P MAR 53

YC-97

5

5

5

Tactical Reconnaissance Night photo

1-1433P DEC 51

RB-26

18

18

3

218

64

154

Tactical Reconnaissance Night photo

1-1433W DEC 51

RB-26

18

24

3

301

88

213

Tactical Reconnaissance, Photo Jet.

1-1423P DEC 51

RF-60

18

18

1

143

28

115

Tactical Reconnaissance, Photo Jet.

1-1423W DEC 51

RF-80

18

24

1

218

40

178

Fighter Squadrons

Type of Unit

T/O

Major Type of Airplane

Authorized Aircraft

Authorized Crew

Men Per Crew

Personnel Authorized

Total

Officers

Enlisted

Strategic Fighter, Jet

1-1259P MAR 53

F-84G

25

30

1

92

36

56

Fighter Bomber

1-1253P AUG 52

F-84/86

25

24

1

160

31

129

Fighter Bomber

1-1253W DEC 51

F-80/84/86

25

36

1

188

43

145

Fighter Bomber/Interceptor

1-1253P DEC 51

F-84/86

25

24

1

162

31

131

Fighter Interceptor

1-1253P AUG 52

F-80/84/86

25

36

1

189

44

145

Fighter Interceptor

1-1253W DEC 51

F-80/86

25

36

1

195

43

152

Fighter Interceptor

1-1254P DEC 51

F-94A/C

12

12

2

206

57

149

Fighter Interceptor

1-1255P AUG 52

F-94B

25

48

2

337

107

230

Fighter Interceptor

1-1255P NOV 52

F-94B

25

36

2

313

83

230

Fighter Interceptor

1-1255W DEC 51

F-94B

25

48

2

380

109

271

Fighter Interceptor

1-1256P AUG 52

F-51

25

36

1

178

43

135

Fighter Interceptor

1-1257 JAN 52

F-86D

25

50

1

302

60

242

Fighter Interceptor

1-1257 JAN 52

F-94C

25

50

2

352

110

242

Fighter Interceptor

1-1257A SEP 52

F-94C

12

24

2

189

57

132

Fighter Interceptor

1-1258 JAN 52

F-89

25

50

2

375

110

265

Airlift Squadrons

Type of Unit

T/O

Major Type of Airplane

Authorized Aircraft

Authorized Crew

Men Per Crew

Personnel Authorized

Total

Officers

Enlisted

Troop Carrier, Heavy

1-1360P DEC 51

C-124

12

12

7

235

43

192

Troop Carrier, Heavy

1-1360W DEC 51

C-54

12

20

6

275

68

207

Troop Carrier, Heavy

1-1360W DEC 51

C-124

12

20

7

358

68

290

Troop Carrier, Medium

1-1361P DEC 51

C-119

16

16

4

188

43

145

Troop Carrier, Medium

1-1361P DEC 51

C-119

16

16

4

198

43

155

Troop Carrier, Medium

1-1361W DEC 51

C-46

16

24

4

266

62

204

Troop Carrier, Medium

1-1361W DEC 51

C-119

16

32

4

312

83

229

Troop Carrier, Assault, Light
(Fixed Wing)

1-1533P DEC 51

C-122

16

16

4

186

44

142

Troop Carrier, Assault
(Rotary Wing)

1-1363P DEC 51

H-19

16

16

3

142

40

102

Support Squadrons (Flying)

Type of Unit

T/O

Major Type of Airplane

Authorized Aircraft

Authorized Crew

Men Per Crew

Personnel Authorized

Total

Officers

Enlisted

Air Transport, Heavy

1-1552P DEC 51

C-74
C-124

8

12

7

274

46

228

Air Transport, Heavy

1-1552W DEC 51

C-118

12

18

7

407

67

340

Air Transport, Heavy

1-1553P DEC 51

C-97

6

12

7

274

46

228

Air Transport, Heavy

1-1553W DEC 51

C-97

12

18

7

40

67

34

Air Transport, Medium

1-1551P DEC 51

C-54

8

12

6

201

45

156

Air Transport, Medium

1-1551W DEC 51

C-54

12

18

6

296

66

230

Air Refueling, Medium.

1-1174P MAR 53

KB-29

20

20

8

299

90

209

Air Refueling, Medium.

1-1174P MAR 53

KB-29

20

25

8

339

110

229

Air Refueling, Medium.

1-1174P MAR 53

KC-97

20

25

7

314

85

229

Strategic Reconnaissance, Medium Weather.

1-1724P DEC 51

WB-29

12

12

10

458

76

382

Strategic Reconnaissance, Medium Weather.

1-1724W DEC 51

WB-29

12

16

10

567

99

468

Strategic Reconnaissance, Medium Weather.

1-1724W DEC 51

WB-29

12

16

11

583

115

468

Air Rescue

1-1614 MAY 52

SA-16
C-47
H-19

4, 1, 2

4, 1, 2

7, 6, 2

128

27

101

Air Rescue

1-1614 MAY 52

SA-16
C-47
H-21

4, 1, 2

4, 1, 2

7, 6, 2

129

27

102

Air Rescue

1-1614 MAY 52

SB-29
C-47
H-19

4, 1, 2

4, 1, 2

9, 6, 2

156

31

125

Air Resupply

1-1941 MAY 51

B-29
A-16

12, 4

12, 4

10, 6

425

97

328

Air Resupply

1-1941 MAY 51

H-19
C-119

4,4

4,4

2, 5

Air Resupply

1-1941 JAN 52

B-29
A-16

12, 4

12, 4

10, 6

433

97

336

Air Resupply

1-1941 JAN 52

K-19
C-119

4,4

4 , 4

2, 5

Liaison

1-1923P JAN 52

L-20

15

16

1

99

21

73

Liaison

1-1923P JAN 52

L-20
H-19

15, 4

16, 4

1

117

25

92

Liaison

1-1923P JAN 52

L-20
H-19

15, 8

16, 8

1

135

29

106

Logistics Support

1-1535 SEP 52

C-124

12

18

6

441

81

357

Strategic Support

1-1534P MAR 53

C-124

12

18

6

323

64

259

Tow Target

1-1961 JAN 52

B-26
B-45

20, 4

20, 4

3

304

47

257

Tow Target

1-1961 JAN 52

B-29

4

4

7

Pilotless Bomber, Light

1-1950P AUG 52

B-61

-

-

-

467

41

416

Air Transport (Air Evacuations)

MATS T/D

C-47/54

6

10

4

131

42

89

Mapping & Charting

SAC T/D

RC-45

15

-

-

191

43

148