Vintage us air force 548th reconnaissance tactical group. Full text of usaf tactical reconaissance in southeast. An air force reconnissance technical group, formerly headquartered in schierstein, near wiesbaden germany greetings to alumni and friends of the 497th reconnaissance technical group. Redesignated 11th tactical reconnaissance squadron on 1 oct 1966. Our 548 cts patches are 100% embroidered with velcro backing. United states air force 55th weather reconn sqdn military patch size.
The 544th moved to offutt afb in april 1952, although a small unit detachment 1 continued operation at. Organized on august 17, 1943 as the 423rd night fighter squadron, the 45th reconnaissance squadron is one of the most colorful units in the air force, with a battle record composed of the great. United states of america ocp spice brown and bagby green flag forward facing with hook closure. In the foreground is 4410900 5mj jerry, assigned to lt. The 544th intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance group was initially activated as the 544th reconnaissance technical squadron on 16 november 1950 at bolling afb. History books aircraft time line commanders main bases component units assigned to history. Air force 15th reconnaissance technical squadron usaf. It was last assigned to the 50th operations group, being stationed at schriever air force base, colorado. At the outset of the korean war, the only tactical reconnaissance squadron trs available in the far east, the 8th trs began flying rf80 daylight reconnaissance missions over korea. Technical support for the wing was furnished by the th reconnaissance technical squadron rts which eventually was to become the 12th reconnaissance intelligence technical squadron rits. The th intelligence squadron is part of the 548th intelligence group at.
Find people you served with from 432nd reconnaissance technical squadron. History of the 548th reconnaissance technical group, hickam afb, hawaii. Find people you served with from 15th reconnaissance technical squadron. Welcome to the home web site for the 548th strategic missile squadron. The 548th and 67th reconnaissance association was formed. He was promoted to senior airman six months early due to his outstanding performance.
It was still in japan as the 548th reconnaissance technical squadron, when the korean war began in june 1950. Specializing in rare squadron patches from wwii for the navy g1 and u. Reconnaissance technical squadron how is reconnaissance. Home page this site is dedicated to the men and women who served in the 6th photographic technical squadron pts, 548th reconnaissance technical squadron rts, 548th reconnaissance technical group rtg, 548th intelligence group ig, 548th intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance group isrg and the 67th reconnaissance technical. Air force 548 reconnaissance technical squadron, the very rarest of the rare patches, it was made in japan and is 8 wide. Constituted as 794 bombardment squadron heavy on 19 may 1943. The pilot, lieutenant colonel arthur leonard warren, 20th tactical reconnaissance squadron, 432nd tactical reconnaissance wing, safely ejected and was in radio contact for two hours after parachuting to the ground. He reported that he was taking fire, and contact was lost. The united states air forces 548th intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance group is an intelligence unit located at beale afb, california the group was first activated as the 6th photographic technical squadron in november 1943.
This is a wonderful late 1950s united states air force 548th reconnaissance technical squadron 67th tactical reconnaissance wing. Redesignated the 14th reconnaissance squadron, photographic, on 8 october 1947. In 1950 the 548th was stationed at yokota air base, japan also taegu and kimpo air bases, korea. Usaf reconnaissance organizations in korea the patriot. It was here that we developed the film and made the intelligence photographs taken by our photo recon plances. Redesignated 11th tactical drone squadron on 18 may 1971. Air force 544th aerospace reconnaissance technical wing. Although the tankers, who had formed a definite unique personality as a group by this point, were loath to wear the reconnaissance corps badge or the royal armoured corps badge, for that matter. Us army air force, corps page 2 units numbered above 200 feel free to look at these world war two patches, but please dont copy my wwii aaf aac squadron patch images without my permission. On 11 july 1958, the unit was redesignated the 544th reconnaissance technical group. The 548 rts manpower and equipment came from detachment one 67th rts, which was deactivated on the same day at hickam. The 95th reconnaissance squadron was originally organized as the 95th aero squadron on 20 august 1917 at kelly field, tx. Through the last years, the 10th reconnaissance technical squadron has supported wing and usafe imagery intelligence production requirements.
The reconnaissance corps came into being in january 1941. Much of the book is simply a report of their activities. Strategic air command sac jan 01, 1963 the history of the unit is based on wingman profile date of assignments, wiki and other sources. These sites were manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year during the time the squadron was active. The 548 isrg unit patch retains the 548th heraldry. Redesignated the 14th troop carrier squadron, medium, on 26 may 1952. Merlin reed and in the background, 42103355 5mu alma of. Reconnaissance technical squadron how is reconnaissance technical squadron abbreviated. Consolidated 16 oct 1984 with the 2 reconnaissance technical. Air force was part of the army during world war ii, and was also called the army air forces or the air corps. A nonflying unit with a mission to process aerial photography taken by the 6021st and 6091st, passing it on directly. When the 548th reconnaissance technical squadron rts stood up on 8 october 1965 in support of the pacific air force at hickam air force base, hawaii, most of the equipment and personnel came from the deactivation of the 67th that was in hawaii at that time.
After completing training was assigned to the 548th reconnaissance technical group working as a imagery production journeyman. We worked long, hard hours and were proud of our work in 1967. Two f6c mustangs of the 15th tactical reconnaissance squadron, 10th photo reconnaissance group, 9th air force fly together over countryside. Constituted as 2 photographic laboratory section on 11 oct 1943.
As a professional researcher and world war ii historian, bill beigel provides research services to genealogists, historians, authors, and civilians who are looking for information found in ww2 military unit records. The th intelligence squadron is is part of the 548th intelligence group at beale air. The unit was reactivated as the 548th reconnaissance technical squadron rts on 8 october 1965 in support of the pacific air force at hickam air force base, hawaii. Little is told about this squadron due to the their highly classified duties.
The 544th aerospace reconnaissance technical squadron was formed at bolling afb, dc on the 16 nov 1950, from the personnel assets of the 4203rd photographic technical squadron discontinued. Navy to show high and lowtide heights of the sea walls and to. Wwii squadron patch insignia pictures collection of patches. Fighter group air force unit patch tiger brand new. A few days before the inchon landings in september 1950, it provided photography for the u. Then, once in a while you see a little tidbit of information that i wonder if is still classified. Squadron in the far east air force that was later designated the 548th recon. Redesignated the 14th photographic reconnaissance squadron on november 1943. The 71st reconnaissance group usaaf operated in the pacific theatre from the end of 1943 until the end of the second world war, focusing on reconnaissance but flying a wide range of other missions at the same time. When the light tank squadron was expanded to become a regiment, reconnaissance troops were added equipped with universal carriers and daimler dingos. Full text of usaf tactical reconaissance in southeast asia. The 544th moved to offutt afb in april 1952, although a small unit detachment 1 continued operation at bolling afb.
The recce tech squadron absorbed the cartographic personnel and functions of the deactivated 548 rts and remained active to monitor the korean dmz and peripheral reconnaissance of communist asia as well as other intelligence imagery tasks. Squadrons are building blocks and basic units in the u. Assigned offutt air force base, omaha, ne jan 01, 1963 the history of the unit is based on wingman profile date of assignments, wiki and other sources. Deployed to various locations in france during world war i, the squadron. Usaf 55th weather reconnaissance squadron military patch. The 676th bombardment squadron is an inactive united states air force unit.
To the left is the cap badge of the reconnaissance corps. The united states air forces 548th intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance group is an intelligence unit located at beale afb, california. B17 flying fortress delivered 38rs11bg aircraft 40 sad 29nov40. Im looking for ground photographer mike russo who served with me in taegu in 1950 in the photo labs of the 363rd reconnaisance technical squadron and later with me in kimpo and the 67th reconnaissance technical squadron in 1952 and in january 1953. Rf101cs were first assigned to europe during the spring of 1958 when the 66th tactical reconnaissance wing 32nd and 38th trs at laon ab in france converted from rf84fs. In april, another major reorganization which reflected the greater american involvement in the conflict occurred when the second air division was replaced. Consolidated 16 oct 1984 with the 2 reconnaissance technical squadron, which was constituted on 03 dec.
The unit was reactivated as the th reconnaissance technical squadron on 10 april 1963 at ton son nhut. The next designation was as the 544th aerospace reconnaissance technical wing when it was activated on 1 january 1963 at offutt air force base, nebraska. At the out break of the korean war in june 1950, the 548th was stationed at yokota air base ab, japan, with detachments at clark ab, republic of the phillippines and kadena ab, okinawa, united states civil administration of the ryukyu islands. The 544th relocated to offutt afb, nebraska on april 1952, however maintained detachment 1 at bolling afb. Redesignated as 2 photographic technical unit on 09 oct 1944. Air force 432nd reconnaissance technical squadron usaf. Initial personnel came from the 4203d photographic technical squadron. He directly supported operation desert storm by producing high quality imagery for targeting support. This building was home to the 6470th reconnaissance technical squadron, and the 460th rts when the transition took place. United states of america ocp spice brown and bagby green flag reversed with hook closure.
It supported reconnaissance units in japan until inactivated in 1960. The th intelligence squadron located at beale air force base, calif. Custom patches 548th combat training squadron for at fort polk, louisiana. The 548th sms was based at forbes air force base in topeka, kansas from 1961 thru 1965. Present military service 1990stoday lowndes county. Custom patches for the 111th reconnaissance squadron at ellington field joint reserve base, houston, texas. Sep 18, 1966 support unit 432nd reconnaissance technical squadr. The 10th reconnaissance technical squadron was reactivated at raf alconbury in july 1969 and assigned to the 10th tactical reconnaissance wing.
Then, once in a while you see a little tidbit of information that i. Unit 544th aerospace reconnaissance technical wing. Our 111 rs patches are 100% embroidered with velcro backing. Air force providing specific support or operational capability. Andrew p robinson born in valdosta, graduated from valdosta high and received a bfa from savannah school of art and design in savannah,georgia before entering the air force. The unit was reactivated as the th reconnaissance technical squadron on 10. It was last assigned to the 444th bombardment group. Merlin reed and in the background, 42103355 5mu alma of lt. Its a detailed report on the activities of the 67th reconnaissance technical squadron located at yokota air base, japan from 1957 to 1971. This site is dedicated to the men and women who served in the 6th photographic technical squadron pts, 548th reconnaissance technical squadron rts, 548th reconnaissance technical group rtg, 548th intelligence group ig, 548th intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance group isrg and the 67th reconnaissance technical squadron.
This web site was established to provide support the interests and memories of those who served at schierstein am rhein, as well as the 496th rts and detachments. It was inactivated at davis monthan field, arizona on october 1, 1946. Nov 06, 20 8th reconnaissance technical squadron lineage. This airplane was shot down over north vietnam, 5 december 1966. In may of 1958, the 17th and 18th trs based at shaw afb joined the 66th trw at laon.824 970 208 326 397 960 587 876 504 694 637 1074 1198 1373 394 351 1565 204 1374 1505 1012 565 709 1289 138 1116 638 137 856 1078 910