- Sentais: 3rd, 6th, 8th, 16th, 27th, 31st, 32nd, 34th, 45th, 65th, 75th, 90th, 95th, 208th
- Dokuritsu Dai Shijugo: 82nd
- Hokota Army Light Bomber Flying School
The Ki-48 was first used in Northern China in late 1940 by the 45th Sentai. There they met little opposition. Once the Ki-48 went up against the British and American pilots they were found to be very vulnerable.
Against Western Allies
The Ki-48s of the 8th, 27th, 75th, and 90th Sentais were used in Burma, Malaya, and the Philippines.
Declared obsolete in October 1944.
At the end of the war most Ki-48s were packed with 1,764 lb / 800 kg of explosives and the nose had long percussion mounted rod fuses. These were then used in Kamikaze attacks.