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867 RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON (ACC)

Posted 9/6/2013 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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867 Reconnaissance Squadron Emblem
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Lineage. Organized as 92 Aero Squadron on 21 Aug 1917. Demobilized on 21 Dec 1918. Reconstituted, and consolidated (1942), with 17 Reconnaissance Squadron (Light), which was constituted on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redesignated as: 92 Bombardment Squadron (Light) on 14 Aug 1941; 92 Reconnaissance Squadron (Medium) on 30 Dec 1941; 433 Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 22 Apr 1942; 10 Antisubmarine Squadron (Heavy) on 29 Nov 1942; 867 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 21 Oct 1943. Inactivated on 4 Jan 1946. Redesignated as 867 Reconnaissance Squadron on 9 Aug 2012. Activated on 10 Sep 2012.
 
Assignments. Unkn, 21 Aug-Oct 1917; attached to Royal Air Forces (RAF) for training, Oct 1917-Nov 1918; unkn, Nov-21 Dec 1918. 45 Bombardment Group, attached on 15 Jan 1941; and assigned on 14 Aug 1941; 26 Antisubmarine Wing, 22 Nov 1942; 494 Bombardment Group, 1 Dec 1943-4 Jan 1946. 732 Operations Group, 10 Sep 2012-.
 
Stations. Kelly Field, TX, 21 Aug-Oct 1917; England, 29 Oct 1917-22 Nov 1918; Mitchel Field, NY, c. 4-21 Dec 1918. Savannah, GA, 15 Jan 1941; Manchester, NH, 20 Jun 1941; Dow Field, ME, 3 Feb 1942; Mitchel Field, NY, 7 Apr 1942 (detachments operated from Key West and Miami, FL; and New Orleans, LA, May-Sep 1942); Miami, FL, 17 Jun 1942; Brookley Field, AL, 25 Jul 1942; Galveston, TX, 10 Sep 1942; Gowen Field, ID, 21 Oct 1943; Wendover Field, UT, 5 Jan 1944; Mountain Home AAFld, ID, 14 Apr-1 Jun 1944; Barking Sands, TH, 15 Jun 1944; Angaur, 30 Sep 1944; Yontan, Okinawa, 24 Jun-8 Dec 1945; Ft Lawson, WA, 2-4 Jan 1946. Creech AFB, NV, 10 Sep 2012-.

Commanders.Unkn, 21 Aug 1917-21 Dec 1918. Capt William G. Hipps, 15 Jan 1941; 1 Lt Marsalis, 26 Mar 1941; 1 Lt Floyd W. Rogers, 5 May 1941; 1 Lt Oakes, 12 May 1941; 1 Lt H. V. Leber, 26 Aug 1941; Maj Hobson, 3 Feb 1942; Maj J. C. Bailey, 7 Dec 1942; Capt J. J. Smith Jr., 29 Dec 1942; Maj Charles C. Fuller, 12 May 1943; Maj William Welton, 8 Nov 1943; Maj William W. Perry, 3 Dec 1943; Lt Col James Giannatti, 4 Jan 1945; Maj Sumner P. Lapp, 1 Apr 1945 (temporary); Lt Col James Giannatti, c. Jun 1945-unkn.
 
Aircraft. Included Avro, RAF/BE, RAF/FE, and Handley Page (specific models unknown), as well as Sopwith Pup, Sopwith Camel, and DH-6, during 1918. B-18, 1941; PT-17, 1941; DB-7, 1941; A-20, 1941; A-29, 1942; RM-37, 1942-1943; B-34, 1943; B-25, 1943; B-24, 1943-1945.

Operations. Trained for observation and bombardment, and later for night bombardment, 1918. Antisubmarine patrols, 28 Feb 1942-c. 30 Sep 1943. Combat training, Oct 1943-Oct 1944; combat in Western and Southwest Pacific, 3 Nov 1944-12 Aug 1945.
 
Service Streamers. World War I: Theater of Operations.
 
Campaign Streamers. World War II: Antisubmarine, American Theater; Air Offensive, Japan; Eastern Mandates; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines; Ryukyus; China Offensive; Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Philippine Presidential Unit Citation.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, Commanders and Honors through Aug 2013.
 
Aircraft, and Operations through 4 Jan 1946.
 
Supersedes statement prepared on 10 Oct 2012.

Emblem. Approved on 17 May 1945. Squadron may revise emblem to meet current standards of AFI 84-105, Chapter 3.
 
Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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