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97 INTELLIGENCE SQUADRON (ACC)

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97th Intelligence Squadron Emblem
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Lineage. Organized as 97 Aero Squadron on 20 Aug 1917. Demobilized on 3 Feb 1919. Reconstituted, and consolidated (1936) with the 97 Observation Squadron, which was constituted, and activated, on 1 Mar 1935. Redesignated as: 97 Observation Squadron (Medium) on 13 Jan 1942; 97 Observation Squadron on 4 Jul 1942; 97 Reconnaissance Squadron (Fighter) on 2 Apr 1943; 97 Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 11 Aug 1943. Disbanded on 15 Apr 1944. Reconstituted, and consolidated (1 Oct 1993) with the 6949 Security Squadron, which was designated, and activated, on 1 Mar 1979. Redesignated as: 6949 Electronic Security Squadron on 1 Aug 1979; 6949 Electronic Security Group on 1 Jan 1980; 6949 Electronic Security Squadron on 1 Aug 1981; 97 Intelligence Squadron on 1 Oct 1993.
 
Assignments. Unkn, 20 Aug-Nov 1917; Seventh Aviation Instruction Center, Nov 1917-Dec 1918; unkn, Dec 1918-3 Feb 1919. Second Corps Area, 1 Mar 1935; IV Army Corps (flight assigned to Infantry School), 2 Oct 1940; 66 Observation (later, 66 Reconnaissance; 66 Tactical Reconnaissance) Group, 1 Sep 1941 (flight attached to Infantry School to 6 Apr 1942); 76 Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 23 Aug 1943-15 Apr 1944. USAF Security Service (later, Electronic Security Command), 1 Mar 1979; Electronic Security, Strategic, 1 Aug 1981; 694 Electronic Security Wing, 15 Jul 1988; Continental Electronic Security Division, 1 Jan 1991; 693 Intelligence Wing, 1 Oct 1991; 67 Intelligence (later, 67 Information Operations) Group, 1 Oct 1993; 55 Operations Group, 30 Jun 2003-.
 
Stations. Kelly Field, TX, 20 Aug 1917; Garden City, NY, 11-27 Oct 1917; Clermont-Ferrand, France, 15 Nov 1917; St Nazaire, France, 22 Dec 1918-10 Jan 1919; Garden City, NY, 22 Jan-3 Feb 1919. Mitchel Field, NY, 1 Mar 1935; Lawson Field, GA, 20 Nov 1940; Miami Muni Aprt, FL, 15 Dec 1941 (flight at Lawson Field, GA, to 15 Apr 1942); Tullahoma, TN, 9 Sep 1942; Morris Field, NC, 8 Nov 1942; Pope Field, NC, c. 31 Jan 1943; Camp Campbell, KY, 5 Apr 1943; Aiken AAFld, SC, 22 Jun 1943; Morris Field, NC, 29 Aug 1943; Thermal AAFld, CA, 20 Sep 1943-15 Apr 1944. Offutt AFB, NE, 1 Mar 1979-.
 
Aircraft. In addition to O-1 and O-39, included O-31, Y1O-40, O-40, and O-43 during period 1935-1937; O-46, 1936-1940; in addition to O-47, 1938-1942, included O-49, O-52, and O-57, 1941-1942; in addition to P-39, 1942-1944, included A-20, DB-7, L-1, L-4, P-40, and P-43 during period 1942-1943.
 
Operations. Maintained and repaired aircraft, 1917-1918. Antisubmarine patrols, 18 Dec 1941-Sep 1942; trained, and supported ground forces on maneuvers, Sep 1942-Apr 1944.
 
Service Streamers. World War I Theater of Operations.
 
Campaign Streamers. World War II American Theater: Antisubmarine.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Meritorious Unit Awards: 1 Oct 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 1983-30 Jun 1985; 1 Jan 1990-31 Dec 1991; 1 Oct 1993-30 Sep 1994; 1 Oct 1994-30 Sep 1995; 1 Oct 1995-30 Sep 1997; 1 Oct 1997-30 Sep 1998; 1 Oct 1999-30 Sep 2000; 1 Jun 2001-31 May 2002.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 22 Mar 2011.

Aircraft through 1943 and Operations through Apr 1944.

Supersedes statement prepared on 1 Oct 1997.

Emblem. Approved on 3 Aug 1982.  Newest rendition 13 Feb 2013.
 
Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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