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95 RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON (ACC)

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Lineage. Organized as 95 Aero Squadron on 20 Aug 1917. Demobilized on 18 Mar 1919. Organized on 12 Aug 1919. Redesignated: 95 Squadron (Pursuit) on 14 Mar 1921; 95 Pursuit Squadron on 30 Sep 1922; 95 Pursuit Squadron, Air Service, on 25 Jan 1923; 95 Pursuit Squadron, Air Corps, on 8 Aug 1926. Inactivated on 31 Jul 1927. Redesignated 95 Pursuit Squadron, and activated, on 1 Jun 1928. Redesignated: 95 Attack Squadron on 1 Mar 1935; 95 Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 17 Oct 1939; 95 Bombardment Squadron, Medium, on 9 Oct 1944. Inactivated on 26 Nov 1945. Redesignated 95 Bombardment Squadron, Light, on 29 Apr 1947. Activated on 19 May 1947. Inactivated on 10 Sep 1948. Redesignated 95 Bombardment Squadron, Light, Night Intruder, on 8 May 1952. Activated on 10 May 1952. Redesignated 95 Bombardment Squadron, Tactical, on 1 Oct 1955. Inactivated on 25 Jun 1958. Redesignated 95 Reconnaissance Squadron on 20 Jan 1982. Activated on 1 Oct 1982. Inactivated on 15 Sep 1993. Activated on 1 Jul 1994.

Assignments. Unkn, 20 Aug 1917-Nov 1917; 3 Aviation Instruction Center, c. 16 Nov 1917; 1 Pursuit Organization and Training Center, c. 19 Feb 1918; 1 Pursuit Group, 5 May-24 Dec 1918; unkn, 24 Dec 1918-18 Mar 1919. 1 Pursuit Group, 12 Aug 1919; Air Corps Training Center, c. 7 Jun-31 Jul 1927. Unkn, 1 Jun 1928-30 May 1929 (possibly attached to 7 Bombardment Group); 17 Pursuit (later, 17 Attack; 17 Bombardment) Group, 31 May 1929-26 Nov 1945 (attached to 7 Bombardment Group, 31 May 1929-29 Oct 1931). 17 Bombardment Group, 19 May 1947-10 Sep 1948. 17 Bombardment Group, 10 May 1952-25 Jun 1958 (attached to 17 Bombardment Wing, 8 Jun 1957-25 Jun 1958). 17 Reconnaissance Wing, 1 Oct 1982; 9 Strategic Reconnaissance (later, 9; 9 Reconnaissance) Wing, 30 Jun 1991-15 Sep 1993. 55 Operations Group, 1 Jul 1994-.

Stations. Kelly Field, TX, 20 Aug 1917; Hazelhurst Field, NY, 5-27 Oct 1917; Issoudun, France, 16 Nov 1917; Villeneuve-les-Vertus, France, 18 Feb 1918; Epiez, France, 1 Apr 1918; Toul, France, 4 May 1918; Touquin, France, 28 Jun 1918; Saints, France, 9 Jul 1918; Rembercourt, France, 2 Sep 1918 (flight operated from Verdun, France, 7 Nov 1918-unkn); Colombey-les-Belles, France, c. 11 Dec 1918; Brest, France, 6-19 Feb 1919; Camp Mills, NY, 1 Mar 1919; Garden City, NY, 4-18 Mar 1919. Selfridge Field, MI, 12 Aug 1919; Kelly Field, TX, 31 Aug 1919; Ellington Field, TX, 1 Jul 1921; Selfridge Field, MI, 1 Jul 1922; March Field, CA, 7 Jun-31 Jul 1927. Rockwell Field, CA, 1 Jun 1928; March Field, CA, 29 Oct 1931; Rockwell Field, CA, 3 May 1932; March Field, CA, 14 May 1932; Rockwell Field, CA, 1 Jul 1932; March Field, CA, 9 Aug 1932; Rentschler Field, CT, 2 May 1938; March Field, CA, 20 May 1938 (operated from Kern County Aprt, Bakersfield, CA, 14-26 Jan 1940); McChord Field, WA, 26 Jun 1940; Pendleton Field, OR, 29 Jun 1941; Lexington County Aprt, SC, 15 Feb 1942; Barksdale Field, LA, 24 Jun-18 Nov 1942; Telergma, Algeria, c. 24 Dec 1942; Sedrata, Algeria, 14 May 1943; Djedeida, Tunisia, 25 Jun 1943; Villacidro, Sardinia, c. 5 Dec 1943; Poretta, Corsica, c. 19 Sep 1944; Dijon, France, c. 21 Nov 1944; Linz, Austria, c. 14 Jun 1945; Ebensee, Austria, 5 Jul 1945; Clastres, France, c. 3 Oct-c. 17 Nov 1945; Camp Myles Standish, MA, 25-26 Nov 1945. Langley Field, VA, 19 May 1947-10 Sep 1948. Pusan-East AB, South Korea, 10 May 1952 (operated from Pusan-West Airdrome, 1 Oct-20 Dec 1952); Miho AB, Japan, c. 9 Oct 1954-c. 19 Mar 1955; Hurlburt Field, FL, 1 Apr 1955-25 Jun 1958. RAF Alconbury, England, 1 Oct 1982-15 Sep 1993. RAF Mildenhall, England, 1 Jul 1994-.

Commanders. 1 Lt Fred Natcher, 20 Aug 1917; 1 Lt Howard W. White, 1917; 1 Lt Roy S. Ripley, 1917; Maj Raoul Lufberry, 28 Jan-10 Feb 1918; unkn, 11-21 Feb 1918; Capt James E. Miller, 22 Feb 1918; Capt Seth Low, 10 Mar 1918; Maj Davenport Johnson, 15 Mar 1918; Maj David M. Peterson, 15 May 1918; Capt John Mitchell, 14 Oct 1918; 2 Lt Alfred M. Joyce, 10 Dec 1918-18 Mar 1919. 2 Lt Lloyd C. Blackburn, 12 Aug 1919; Capt Hugh M. Elmendorf, 15 Sep 1919-unkn; Capt Thomas K. Matthews, c. 1921-unkn; 2 Lt William G. Plummer, by Jun-31 Jul 1927. Capt Hugh M. Elmendorf, 1 Jun 1928-unkn; 2 Lt I. A. Woodring, by Aug 1930-unkn; 2 Lt Donald B. Smith, by Oct 1930-unkn; 1 Lt Leo H. Dawson, by Dec 1931-unkn; 1 Lt S. W. Towle Jr., by Dec 1932-unkn; Maj V. Hine, by Dec 1933-unkn; Capt K. J. Gregg, by Dec 1935- unkn; 1 Lt E. H. Lawson, by Dec 1936-unkn; Capt Edward J. York, c. 1941-unkn; Maj Charles R. Greening, 30 Jul 1942; Maj Charles H. Diamond, 8 Feb-17 Jul 1943; unkn, 18-23 Jul 1943; Capt James R. Dupler, 24-31 Jul 1943; unkn, 1-8 Aug 1943; Maj Kenneth W. Schultz, 9 Aug 1943; Capt Lewis W. Kundrath, 13 Oct 1943; Maj Richard O. Harrell, 3 Feb 1944; Maj Hugh S. Teitsworth Jr., 24 Apr 1944; Lt Col Byron L. McClellan, 25 May 1945-unkn. None (not manned), 19 May 1947-10 Sep 1948. Maj Frederic E. Mau, 10 May 1952-unkn; Lt Col Ben M. West, 1952; Lt Col Delwin D. Bentley, 20 Dec 1952-unkn; Lt Col John L. Egan, by Jun 1953-unkn; Lt Col Olen C. Cook, by Apr 1955; Lt Col James W. Thompson, 16 Apr 1956-unkn; Maj James H. Morrow, by Nov 1957-c. 23 Jun 1958; none (not manned), 24-25 Jun 1958. Lt Col Gerald V. West, 3 Nov 1982; Lt Col Charles C. Crabb Jr., 23 Aug 1983; Lt Col John L. Sander, 30 Aug 1984; Lt Col Donald H. Feld, 29 Dec 1985; Lt Col Michael D. Uramkin, 9 Jan 1987; Lt Col G. Ashton Lafferty, 21 Apr 1989; Lt Col Leslie Van Heeswyk, 8 Jun 1990; Lt Col Zollie D. Cole, 30 Jun 1991; Lt Col David R. Hensley, 1 Jun 1992-unkn. Col Barney H. Clary Jr., 1 Jul 1994; Lt Col Charles C. Bradbury, 28 Aug 1996-unkn; Lt Col David Wiegand, 22 Jun 2005-Jun 2007; Lt Col Chris Cohoes, Jun 2007-Jun 2009; Lt Col Eric Paulson, Jul 2009-.

Aircraft. Nieuport 28, 1918; Spad XIII, 1918. In addition to SE-5, 1919-1922, Spad XIII, 1919, 1921-1922, and MB-3, 1922-1925, included Fokker D-VII, and DH-4 during period 1919-1925; PW-8, 1924-1926; P-1, 1925-1927. PW-9, 1928-1929; P-12, 1929-1934, 1935-1936; P-26, 1934-1935; A-17, 1936-1939; B-18, 1939-1940; B-23, 1940-1941; B-25, 1941-1942; B-26, 1942-1945. B-26, 1952-1956; B-66, 1956-1958. TR-1, 1983-1991; U-2, 1991-1993.
 
Operations. Combat as pursuit unit with French Sixth Army, French Eighth Army, and First Army, AEF, 8-c. 24 Mar, c. 28 Apr-10 Nov 1918. Antisubmarine patrols, c. 20 Dec 1941-c. Mar 1942. Combat in Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) and European Theater of Operations (ETO), 30 Dec 1942-1 May 1945. German disarmament, Jun-Sep 1945. Not operational, 1947-1948. Combat in Korea, c. 10 May 1952-27 Jul 1953. Reconnaissance in support of combat operations in Southwest Asia, Jan 1991. Provided day and night, all-weather surveillance during peace, crisis, and war situations, 1983-1993. Acted as support infrastructure to 55 Operations Group aircrews and aircraft deploying from the US, 1994-.
 
Service Streamers. None.
 
Campaign Streamers. World War I: Champagne; Lorraine; Ile-de-France; Champagne-Marne; Aisne-Marne; Oise-Aisne; St Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. World War II: Antisubmarine, American Theater; Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Arno; Southern France; North Apennines; Rhineland; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater. Korea: Korea Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea, Summer 1953. Kosovo: Air Campaign.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Italy, 13 Jan 1944; Schweinfurt, Germany, 10 Apr 1945; Korea, 1 Dec 1952-30 Apr 1953. Meritorious Unit Award: 1 Jun 2002-31 May 2004; 1 Jun 2004-31 May 2006; 1 Jun 2006-31 May 2007; 1 Jun 2007-31 May 2008; 1 Jun 2008-31 May 2009; 1 Jun 2009-31 May 2010. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1985-30 Jun 1987; 1 Jul 1988-30 Jun 1990; 1 Jul 1990-30 Jun 1991; 1 Jul-15 Sep 1993; 1 Jul 1994-31 Jul 1995; 24 Mar-10 Jun 1999. French Croix de Guerre with Palm: Apr, May, and Jun 1944. Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: 24 May 1952-31 Mar 1953.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 11 May 2012.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 2012.
 
Supersedes statement prepared on 3 Jun 2009.

Emblem. Approved on 24 Mar 1924; CSAF reviewed and approved emblem in Apr 1991.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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