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1 RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON (ACC)

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Lineage. Organized as 1 Provisional Aero Squadron on 5 Mar 1913. Redesignated: 1 Aero Squadron on 8 Dec 1913; 1 Squadron (Observation) on 14 Mar 1921; 1 Observation Squadron on 25 Jan 1923; 1 Bombardment Squadron on 1 Mar 1935; 1 Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 6 Dec 1939; 1 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 20 Nov 1940; 1 Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy, on 28 Mar 1944; 1 Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, Photographic, on 10 Oct 1948; 1 Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, on 1 Apr 1950; 1 Bombardment Squadron, Medium, on 2 Oct 1950; 1 Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron on 25 Jun 1966; 1 Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron (Training) on 1 Jul 1990; 1 Reconnaissance Squadron (Training) on 1 Sep 1991; 1 Reconnaissance Squadron on 1 Jul 1994.

Assignments. Unkn, 5 Mar 1913-Apr 1918; I Corps Observation Group, Apr-Nov 1918; unkn, Nov 1918-1 Oct 1919; 1 Army Observation (later, 7 Observation) Group, 1 Oct 1919 (attached to 1 Provisional Air Brigade for operations, 6 May-3 Oct 1921); 2 Wing, 30 Aug 1921; Second Corps Area, 30 Sep 1921; 9 Observation (later, 9 Bombardment) Group, assigned 1 Aug 1922, attached 24 Mar 1923, and assigned 15 Feb 1929; 311 Air Division, 10 Oct 1948 (attached to 55 Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, 10-26 Oct 1948, and to 55 Strategic Reconnaissance Group, 27 Oct 1948-31 May 1949); 9 Strategic Reconnaissance (later, 9 Bombardment) Group, 1 Jun 1949 (attached to 9 Bombardment Wing, 10 Feb 1951-15 Jun 1952); 9 Bombardment (later, 9 Strategic Aerospace; 9 Strategic Reconnaissance) Wing, 16 Jun 1952; 9 Operations Group, 1 Sep 1991-.

Stations. Texas City, TX, 5 Mar 1913; San Diego, CA, c. 28 Nov 1913 (detachment operated from Ft Crockett, TX, 30 Apr-13 Jul 1914; from Brownsville, TX, 17 Apr-c. 24 May 1915); Ft Sill, OK, 29 Jul 1915 (detachment operated from Brownsville, TX, 18 Aug-c. Dec 1915); Ft Sam Houston, TX, 26 Nov 1915; Columbus, NM, 15 Mar 1916; Casas Grandes, Mexico (operated from Colonia Dublan), 19 Mar 1916; San Geronimo, Mexico, 5 Apr 1916; San Antonio, Mexico, 9 Apr 1916; Satevo, Mexico, 11 Apr 1916; Namiquipa, Mexico, 17 Apr 1916; Columbus, NM, 22 Apr 1916-5 Aug 1917 (detachments operated from Colonia Dublan and El Valle, Mexico, until c. Jan 1917); Avord, France, 13 Sep 1917; Issoudun, France, 20 Sep 1917; Amanty, France, 19 Oct 1917; Ourches, France, 4 Apr 1918; Saints, France, 29 Jun 1918; Francheville, France, 6 Jul 1918; Moras Ferme (near La Ferte-sous-Jouarre), France, c. 22 Jul 1918; May-en-Multien, France, 5 Aug 1918; Coincy, France, 10 Aug 1918; Chailly-en-Brie, France, 13 Aug 1918; Toul, France, 22 Aug 1918; Remicourt, France, 21 Sep 1918; Julvecourt, France, 5 Nov 1918; Mercy-le-Bas, France, 21 Nov 1918; Trier, Germany, 6 Dec 1918; Weissenthurm, Germany, 21 Jan-14 Jul 1919; Park Field, TN, 4 Aug 1919; Mitchel Field, NY, 10 Oct 1919-6 Nov 1940 (operated from Langley Field, VA, 6 May-26 Oct 1921); Rio Hato, Panama, 13 Nov 1940; Piarco Aprt, Trinidad, 24 Apr 1941; Waller Field, Trinidad, 29 Oct 1941; Edinburgh Field, Trinidad, 23 Aug 1942; Orlando AB, FL, 31 Oct 1942; Brooksville, FL, 15 Dec 1942; Orlando AB, FL, 25 Feb 1944; Dalhart AAFld, TX, c. 3 Mar 1944; McCook AAFld, NE, 19 May-18 Nov 1944; North Field, Tinian, 28 Dec 1944-7 Mar 1946; Clark Field, Luzon, 14 Mar 1946; Harmon
Field, Guam, 9 Jun 1947-10 Oct 1948; Topeka AFB, KS, 10 Oct 1948; Fairfield-Suisun (later, Travis) AFB, CA, 1 Jun 1949; Mountain Home AFB, ID, 1 May 1953 (deployed at Fairford RAF Station, England, 22 May-8 Jul 1955); Beale AFB, CA, 25 Jun 1966-.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. Mexico 1916-1917. World War I: Lorraine; Ile-de-France; Champagne; Champagne-Marne; Aisne-Marne; St Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. World War II: Antisubmarine, American Theater; Air Offensive, Japan; Eastern Mandates; Western Pacific.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Kawasaki, Japan, 15-16 Apr 1945; Japan, 13-28 May 1945. 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 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 Sep 1991-30 Jun 1993; 1 Jul 1993-30 Jun 1994; 1 Jul 1994-30 Jun 1995; 1 Jun 1996-31 May 1998; 1 Jun 2002-31 May 2004; 1 Jun 2005-31 May 2007; 1 Jun 2007-31 May 2009.

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

Supersedes statement prepared on 6 Apr 2007.

Emblem. Approved on 14 Jul 1931.

Prepared by Daniel Haulman.

Reviewed by Patsy Robertson.







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