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2d RECONNAISSANCE TECHNICAL SQUADRON

 

Lineage: Constituted as 2 Photographic Laboratory Section on 11 Oct 1943. Activated on 02 Nov 1943. Redesignated as 2 Photographic Technical Unit on 09 Oct 1944. Inactivated on 15 Oct 1945. Consolidated (16 Oct 1984) with the 2 Reconnaissance Technical Squadron, which was constituted on 03 Dec 1951. Activated on 10 Dec 1951. Inactivated on 31 Mar 1971.

Assignments: Photographic Reconnaissance Wing (Provisional), 02 Nov 1943, 90th Reconnaissance Wing, 15 Feb 1943; Ninth Air Force, 20 Apr 1945; 1st Tactical Air Force (Provisional), 21 Mar 1945; XII Tactical Air Command, 20 May – 17 Aug 1945; New York Port of Entry, NY, 14 – 15 Oct 1945. Strategic Air Command: 03 Dec 1951; Second Air Force, 10 Dec 1951 – 31 Mar 1971.

Stations: LaMarsa, Tunisia, 02 Nov 1943; Caserta, Italy, 09 Oct 1944; Hagnau, Germany, by 15 Apr 1945; Marseille, France, 05 Sep – 04 Oct 1945; New York Disposition Center, 14 – 15 Oct 1945. Barksdale AFB, LA, 10 Dec 1951 – 31 Mar 1971

 

Awards, Honors and Decorations:

Service Streamers: None.

Campaign Streamers: World War II Europe, Africa Middle East Theater of Operations: Rhineland; Central Europe.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers: None.

Decorations:: Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 01 Jan 1961 – 31 Oct 1962

Emblem: Approved on 24 Jan 1957

 

Terry L Horstead

 

 

 

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