8 Intelligence Squadron (AFISRA)

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.


Lineage.    Constituted as 8 Photo Lab Section on 21 Oct 1943.  Activated on 1 Nov 1943.  Redesignated as 8 Photographic Technical Unit on 4 Nov 1944.  Inactivated on 1 Apr 1949.  Redesignated as 8 Intelligence Squadron on 9 Dec 2008.  Activated on 1 Jan 2009.

Assignments.  III Reconnaissance Command, 1 Nov 1943; Fifth Air Force, 30 Apr 1944; 91 Photographic Wing (Reconnaissance) (later, 91 Reconnaissance Wing), 8 May 1944; Pacific Air Command, United States Army (PACUSA), 27 Jan 1946; V Bomber Command, 20 Mar 1946; Pacific Air Command, United States Army (later, Far East Air Forces), 31 May-14 Jun 1946; 314 Composite Wing, 15 Jun 1946; Far East Air Forces, 20 Aug 1948-1 Apr 1949.  692 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group, 1 Jan 2009-.

Stations.  Will Rogers Field, OK, 1 Nov 1943; Woodward AAF, OK, 27 Dec 1943; Will Rogers Field, 6 Feb 1944; Camp Stoneman, CA, 26 Mar-9 Apr 1944; Australia, 30 Apr 1944; Nadzab, New Guinea, 5 May 1944; Hollandia, New Guinea, 25 Jun 1944; Biak Island, 14 Aug 1944; Leyte Island, 5 Nov 1944; Mindoro Island, 29 Jan 1945; Clark Field, Philippines, 20 Mar 1945; Toguchi, Okinawa Shima, 27 Jul 1945; Tachikawa, Japan, 27 Sep 1945; Irumagawa AAB, Japan, 19 Jan 1946-1 Apr 1949.  Hickam AFB, HI, 1 Jan 2009-.

Service Streamers.  None.

Campaign Streamers.   World War II:  New Guinea; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.   Meritorious Unit Awards:  1 Jun 2014-31 May 2015; 1 Jun 2015-31 May 2016.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Award:  1 Jun 2009-31 May 2011.  Philippine Presidential Unit Citation

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 27 Mar 2017.

Supersedes statement prepared on May 2011.

Emblem.  Emblem approved on 10 Aug 2009.

Prepared by Carl E. Bailey.