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60 EXPEDITIONARY RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON (ACC)

Posted 7/30/2012 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Lineage. Constituted as 60 Reconnaissance Squadron, Weather Scouting, on 13 May 1947. Activated in the Reserve on 12 Jul 1947. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949. Redesignated as 60 Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, Heavy, on 4 Jun 1952. Activated on 16 Jun 1952. Redesignated as 60 Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, on 1 Oct 1955. Inactivated on 30 Apr 1990. Redesignated as 60 Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, and converted to provisional status, on 22 Jul 2010.
 
Assignments. 72 Reconnaissance Group, 12 Jul 1947-27 Jun 1949. 72 Strategic Reconnaissance (later, 72 Bombardment) Wing, 16 Jun 1952; 43 Strategic (later, 43 Bombardment) Wing, 1 Jul 1971-30 Apr 1990. Air Combat Command to activate or inactivate at any time on or after 22 Jul 2010.

Stations. Hamilton Field (later, Hamilton AFB), CA, 12 Jul 1947-27 Jun 1949. Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico, 16 Jul 1952; Andersen AFB, Guam, 30 Jun 1971-30 Apr 1990.

Commanders. Unkn, 1947-1949. Capt D. Rapovich, unkn; Lt Col Harold R. Brown, Nov 1952; Lt Col Bill H. Martin, 4 Oct 1954; Lt Col Homer W. Lear, 5 Jan 1956; Maj Melvin G. Cash, 15 May 1958; Lt Col William J. Cook, 2 Jun 1958; Capt Robert G. Weiland, Jan 1959; Maj Harold L. Upton, Apr 1959; Maj Russell K. Weller, May 1959; Lt Col Gerhard R. Abendhoff, c. Jul 1959; Lt Col Merle M. Jones, 8 Aug 1959; Lt Col D. J. Perry, 25 Sep 1961; Lt Col Earl H. Winn, 18 Jul 1963; Lt Col D. S. Henshaw, 15 Oct 1963; Lt Col Ralph J. Evans, 4 Aug 1964; Lt Col Earl H. Winn, 15 Jul 1965; Lt Col L. A. Darner, 1 Aug 1966; Maj P. G. Fleming Jr., 24 Mar 1967; Lt Col P. F. Fleming, 7 Jun 1967; Lt Col W. H. Bartlett, 15 Jul 1968; Lt Col J. L. McDonald, 19 May 1969; Lt Col C. Schmidt, 17 Mar 1970; Lt Col C. H. Aslin, 12 Nov 1970; Lt Col Carl E. Holton, 1 Jul 1971; Lt Col Charles G. Maynard, 11 Oct 1972; Lt Col Douglas B. Brittain, 5 Jan 1973; Lt Col David L. Wyse, by 31 Dec 1974; Lt Col Charles C. Carpenter, 23 Jan 1976; Lt Col James R. Nerger, 1 Aug 1977; Lt Col Jessie J. Waldon Jr., 1 Sep 1978; Lt Col Thomas A. Keaney, 3 May 1980; Lt Col James J. Pizzorno, c. 8 Aug 1981; Lt Col John Wiley III, 11 Jun 1982; Lt Col Thomas J. Keck, 5 Aug 1983; Lt Col Douglas N. Hime, 5 Feb 1985; Lt Col William E. Evans, c. 21 Oct 1986; Lt Col David R. Honeywell, 24 Nov 1986; Lt Col Gregory D. Coffey, 13 Nov 1989-30 Sep 1990.
 
Aircraft. Unkn, 1947-1949. RB-36, 1952-1955; B-36, 1955-1958; B-52, 1959-1971; 1972-1990.
 
Operations. Served as Reserve unit, 1947-1949. Flew photographic reconnaissance missions, Dec 1952; continued as a reconnaissance unit until 1954 when mission became heavy bombardment. Transitioned to B-52 aircraft, Nov 1958-Nov 1959. Flew combat operations in Southeast Asia (SEA), Feb 1972-Aug 1973. Remained on alert status after the Vietnam War. Trained to maintain operational capability in B-52 aircraft, 1975-1990.

Service Streamers. None.
 
Campaign Streamers. Vietnam: Commando Hunt VII; Vietnam Ceasefire.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 29 Jan-15 Nov 1973. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Oct 1957-1 Jun 1958; 1 Jul 1968-30 Jun 1969; 1 May 1975-30 Apr 1977; 1 Jul 1984-30 Jun 1985; 1 Jul 1985-30 Jun 1986. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 30 Jun 1971-28 Jan 1973.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 10 May 2012.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 30 Apr 1990.

Supersedes statement prepared in Sep 2010.

Emblem. Approved on 7 Aug 1962.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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