Air force 544th aerospace reconnaissance technical wing. 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. United states of america ocp spice brown and bagby green flag reversed with hook closure. 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. A nonflying unit with a mission to process aerial photography taken by the 6021st and 6091st, passing it on directly. This is a wonderful late 1950s united states air force 548th reconnaissance technical squadron 67th tactical reconnaissance wing. Unit 544th aerospace reconnaissance technical wing. The th intelligence squadron is part of the 548th intelligence group at. Little is told about this squadron due to the their highly classified duties. 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. This building was home to the 6470th reconnaissance technical squadron, and the 460th rts when the transition took place. Usaf us air force 497th reconnaissance technical group patch free shipping. Staff sergeant john calzada separated from the air force on november, 1950. Custom patches 548th combat training squadron for at fort polk, louisiana.
Redesignated as 2 photographic technical unit on 09 oct 1944. It was still in japan as the 548th reconnaissance technical squadron, when the korean war began in june 1950. The 548th sms was based at forbes air force base in topeka, kansas from 1961 thru 1965. Merlin reed and in the background, 42103355 5mu alma of. 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. Much of the book is simply a report of their activities. The unit was reactivated as the th reconnaissance technical squadron on 10 april 1963 at ton son nhut. The 95th reconnaissance squadron was originally organized as the 95th aero squadron on 20 august 1917 at kelly field, tx. Fighter group air force unit patch tiger brand new. After completing training was assigned to the 548th reconnaissance technical group working as a imagery production journeyman. 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. 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. Redesignated the 14th photographic reconnaissance squadron on november 1943. 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.
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. Specializing in rare squadron patches from wwii for the navy g1 and u. Its a detailed report on the activities of the 67th reconnaissance technical squadron located at yokota air base, japan from 1957 to 1971. Squadron in the far east air force that was later designated the 548th recon. Strategic air command sac jan 01, 1963 the history of the unit is based on wingman profile date of assignments, wiki and other sources. Squadrons are building blocks and basic units in the u. To the left is the cap badge of the reconnaissance corps. The 544th moved to offutt afb in april 1952, although a small unit detachment 1 continued operation at bolling afb. 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. Air force 15th reconnaissance technical squadron usaf. Air force providing specific support or operational capability. It was inactivated at davis monthan field, arizona on october 1, 1946. United states of america ocp spice brown and bagby green flag forward facing with hook closure. Full text of usaf tactical reconaissance in southeast asia.
Sep 18, 1966 support unit 432nd reconnaissance technical squadr. The th intelligence squadron is is part of the 548th intelligence group at beale air. 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. Initial personnel came from the 4203d photographic technical squadron. In 1950 the 548th was stationed at yokota air base, japan also taegu and kimpo air bases, korea. The united states air forces 548th intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance group is an intelligence unit located at beale afb, california.
In may of 1958, the 17th and 18th trs based at shaw afb joined the 66th trw at laon. Redesignated the 14th reconnaissance squadron, photographic, on 8 october 1947. 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. It was last assigned to the 444th bombardment group. Our 111 rs patches are 100% embroidered with velcro backing. The th intelligence squadron located at beale air force base, calif. It supported reconnaissance units in japan until inactivated in 1960. Custom patches for the 111th reconnaissance squadron at ellington field joint reserve base, houston, texas. 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.
Find people you served with from 15th reconnaissance technical squadron. Navy to show high and lowtide heights of the sea walls and to. This airplane was shot down over north vietnam, 5 december 1966. The 10th reconnaissance technical squadron was reactivated at raf alconbury in july 1969 and assigned to the 10th tactical reconnaissance wing. Deployed to various locations in france during world war i, the squadron. Welcome to the home web site for the 548th strategic missile squadron. 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.
He directly supported operation desert storm by producing high quality imagery for targeting support. Personal comments page 1 548th reconnaisance technical squadron usaf korean war project almost three thousand units pages are available at the. The group was first activated as the 6th photographic technical squadron in. It was last assigned to the 50th operations group, being stationed at schriever air force base, colorado. Usaf reconnaissance organizations in korea the patriot. In the foreground is 4410900 5mj jerry, assigned to lt. Through the last years, the 10th reconnaissance technical squadron has supported wing and usafe imagery intelligence production requirements. Redesignated the 14th troop carrier squadron, medium, on 26 may 1952. When the light tank squadron was expanded to become a regiment, reconnaissance troops were added equipped with universal carriers and daimler dingos. We worked long, hard hours and were proud of our work in 1967. Constituted as 794 bombardment squadron heavy on 19 may 1943. Then, once in a while you see a little tidbit of information that i.
Full text of usaf tactical reconaissance in southeast. Usaf 55th weather reconnaissance squadron military patch. Redesignated 11th tactical drone squadron on 18 may 1971. He reported that he was taking fire, and contact was lost. 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. 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. History books aircraft time line commanders main bases component units assigned to history. Consolidated 16 oct 1984 with the 2 reconnaissance technical. It was here that we developed the film and made the intelligence photographs taken by our photo recon plances. Vintage us air force 548th reconnaissance tactical group. The 544th intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance group was initially activated as the 544th reconnaissance technical squadron on 16 november 1950 at bolling afb.
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. Present military service 1990stoday lowndes county. United states air force 55th weather reconn sqdn military patch size. Merlin reed and in the background, 42103355 5mu alma of lt. These sites were manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year during the time the squadron was active. A few days before the inchon landings in september 1950, it provided photography for the u. The reconnaissance corps came into being in january 1941. In april, another major reorganization which reflected the greater american involvement in the conflict occurred when the second air division was replaced. Find people you served with from 432nd reconnaissance technical squadron. The 548 isrg unit patch retains the 548th heraldry. The 544th moved to offutt afb in april 1952, although a small unit detachment 1 continued operation at. Our 548 cts patches are 100% embroidered with velcro backing.
These sites were manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a. Consolidated 16 oct 1984 with the 2 reconnaissance technical squadron, which was constituted on 03 dec. He was promoted to senior airman six months early due to his outstanding performance. Nov 06, 20 8th reconnaissance technical squadron lineage. On 11 july 1958, the unit was redesignated the 544th reconnaissance technical group. 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. The 676th bombardment squadron is an inactive united states air force unit. 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. Reconnaissance technical squadron how is reconnaissance technical squadron abbreviated.
B17 flying fortress delivered 38rs11bg aircraft 40 sad 29nov40. 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. Then, once in a while you see a little tidbit of information that i wonder if is still classified. Wwii squadron patch insignia pictures collection of patches. 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. History of the 548th reconnaissance technical group, hickam afb, hawaii.
Two f6c mustangs of the 15th tactical reconnaissance squadron, 10th photo reconnaissance group, 9th air force fly together over countryside. 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. Air force 432nd reconnaissance technical squadron usaf. The 548 rts manpower and equipment came from detachment one 67th rts, which was deactivated on the same day at hickam. Air force was part of the army during world war ii, and was also called the army air forces or the air corps. Aeroemblem presents for auction this mint condition, 3 wide x 3. The 548th and 67th reconnaissance association was formed. The unit was reactivated as the th reconnaissance technical squadron on 10. The 544th relocated to offutt afb, nebraska on april 1952, however maintained detachment 1 at bolling afb. 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.1482 1328 723 826 576 170 1221 422 1208 350 1586 1153 433 326 1406 808 404 800 1467 653 897 662 644 9 274 1313 426 1491