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9 RECONNAISSANCE WING (ACC)

Posted 4/20/2012 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Lineage. Established as 9 Strategic Reconnaissance Wing on 25 Apr 1949. Activated on 1 May 1949. Redesignated as: 9 Bombardment Wing, Heavy, on 1 Apr 1950; 9 Bombardment Wing, Medium, on 2 Oct 1950; 9 Strategic Aerospace Wing on 1 Apr 1962; 9 Strategic Reconnaissance Wing on 25 Jun 1966; 9 Wing on 1 Sep 1991; 9 Reconnaissance Wing on 1 Oct 1993.
 
Assignments. 311 Air Division, 1 May 1949; Second Air Force, 1 Nov 1949; Fifteenth Air Force, 1 Apr 1950; 14 Air Division, 10 Feb 1951; Fifteenth Air Force, 1 May 1953 (attached to 7 Air Division, 23 May-11 Jul 1955; 3 Air Division, 3-22 Oct 1955 and 1 Oct 1957-c. 10 Jan 1958); 813 Air (later, 813 Strategic Aerospace) Division, 15 Jul 1959; 14 Strategic Aerospace (later, 14 Air) Division, 25 Jun 1966; Second Air Force, 1 Sep 1991; Twelfth Air Force, 1 Jul 1993; Eighth Air Force, 1 Oct 2002; Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern), 1 Oct 2009-.
 
Operational Components. Wing. 5 Strategic Reconnaissance: attached 12 Nov 1949-10 Feb 1951. Groups. 5 Strategic Reconnaissance: attached 9 Nov 1949-10 Feb 1951. 9 Strategic Reconnaissance (later, 9 Bombardment; 9 Operations): 1 May 1949-16 Jun 1952; 1 Sep 1991-. Squadrons. 1 Bombardment (later, 1 Strategic Reconnaissance): attached 10 Feb 1951-15 Jun 1952, assigned 16 Jun 1952-1 Sep 1991. 5 Bombardment (later, 5 Strategic Reconnaissance Training): attached 10 Feb 1951-15 Jun 1952, assigned 16 Jun 1952-25 Jun 1966; assigned 1 Jul 1986-30 Jun 1990. 9 Air Refueling: 16 Jun 1952-15 Dec 1965 (detached 16 Jun 1952-30 Apr 1953). 38 Reconnaissance: attached 26 May-1 Jun 1949. 95 Reconnaissance: 30 Jun 1991-15 Sep 1993. 97 Air Refueling: 15 Jul 1961-1 Jul 1962 (detached). 99 Bombardment (later, 99 Strategic Reconnaissance): attached 10 Feb 1951-15 Jun 1952, assigned 16 Jun 1952-1 Apr 1971; assigned 30 Jun 1976-1 Sep 1991. 349 Air Refueling: 15 Mar 1983-1 Sep 1991. 350 Air Refueling: 15 Mar 1983-1 Sep 1991. 569 Strategic Missile: 1 Jun 1961-25 Jun 1965. 658 Bombardment: 1 Oct 1958-1 Jan 1962. 4029 Strategic Reconnaissance Training: 1 Aug 1981- 1 Jul 1986. 4364 Support (later, 4364th Post Attack Command and Control): 20 Jul 1962-25 Mar 1965.

Stations. Fairfield-Suisun (later, Travis) AFB, CA, 1 May 1949; Mountain Home AFB, ID, 1 May 1953; Beale AFB, CA, 25 Jun 1966-.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. Grenada, 1983.

Decorations. Presidential Unit Citation: 31 Mar-31 Dec 1968. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 1 Jul 1972-30 Jun 1973. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan 1957-31 Jan 1958; 1 Jul 1967-30 Jun 1968; 1 Jul 1970-30 Jun 1971; 1 Jul 1971-30 Jun 1972; 1 Jul 1973-30 Jun 1975; 1 Jul 1975-30 Jun 1977; 1 Jul 1981-30 Jun 1982; 1 Jul 1983-30 Jun 1984; 1 Jul 1985-30 Jun 1986; 1 Jul 1986-30 Jun 1987; 1 Jul 1989-30 Jun 1990; 1 Jul 1993-30 Jun 1994; 1 Jul 1994-30 Jun 1995; 1 Jun 1996-31 May 1998; 1 Jun 1998-31 May 2000; 1 Jun 2000-31 May 2002; 1 Jun 2002-31 May 2004; 1 Jun 2005-31 May 2007; 1 Jun 2007-31 May 2009.
 
Bestowed Honors. Authorized to display honors earned by the 9 Operations Group prior to 1 May 1949. Service Streamers. None. Campaign Streamers. World War II: Antisubmarine, American Theater; Eastern Mandates; Western Pacific; Air Offensive, Japan. Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Kawasaki, Japan, 15/16 Apr 1945; Japan, 13-28 May 1945.

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 18 Apr 2012.

Supersedes statement prepared on 29 Oct 2009.

Emblem. Approved for 9 Group on 20 Mar 1924 and for 9 Wing on 1 Jul 1952.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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