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8th RECONNAISSANCE TECHNICAL SQUADRON


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8th Reconnaissance Technical Squadron

 

Lineage: Constituted: as the 3rd Photo Lab Section on 09 Oct 1943. Activated: on 20 Oct 1943. Redesignated: as the 3rd Photographic Technical Unit on 10 Nov 1944. Inactivated: on 05 Nov 1945 . Consolidated: (16 Oct 1984) with the 8th Reconnaissance Technical Squadron, which was Constituted: as the 8th Reconnaissance Technical Squadron on 25 Jan 1952. Activated: on 16 Feb 1952. Inactivated: on 31 Mar 1970. Redesignated: as the 3rd Reconnaissance Technical Squadron on 16 Oct 1984; Redesignated: as the 3rd Intelligence Squadron on 06 Oct 2010. Activated: on 01 Nov 2010.

Assignments: 74th Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 20 Oct 1943; Tenth Air Force, 22 Apr 1944; 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, 18 Jul 1944 – 05 Nov 1945 . Eighth Air Force, 16 Feb 195 2 – 31 Mar 1970. 480th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group, 01 Nov 2010 – .

Stations: Morris Fld, NC, 20 Oct 1943; Campbell AAFld, KY, 08 Nov 1943; Camp Patrick Henry, VA, 13 – 22 Feb 1944; India, 25 Apr 1944; Dinjan, India, ca. Jun 1944; Bally, India, ca. Nov 1944 – 07 Oct 1945 ; Camp Kilmer, NJ 03 – 05 Nov 1945 . Carswell AFB, TX, 16 Feb 195 2; Westover AFB, MA, 01 May 1955 – 31 Mar 1970. Fort Gordon, GA, 01 Nov 2010 – .


Awards, Honors and Decorations:

Service Streamers: None

Campaign Streamers: World War II: Asiatic – Pacific Theater of Operations: Central Burma; India-Burma

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers: None.
Decorations: Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 01 Jul 1965 – 30 Jun 1966.

 

Terry L Horstead

Emblem: Approved on 30 Oct 1959

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