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25 FLYING TRAINING SQUADRON (AETC)

Posted 3/16/2010 Printable Fact Sheet

Lineage. Constituted as 25 Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron on 5 Feb 1943. Redesignated as 25 Photographic Squadron (Light) on 6 Feb 1943. Activated on 9 Feb 1943. Redesignated as: 25 Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron on 11 Aug 1943; 25 Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 24 Jan 1946. Inactivated on 1 Apr 1949. Redesignated as 25 Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, Fighter, on 4 Nov 1954. Activated on 24 Jan 1955. Inactivated on 1 Jul 1957. Redesignated as 25th Flying Training Squadron on 14 Apr 1972. Activated on 1 Nov 1972.

Assignments. 6 Photographic (later 6 Photographic Reconnaissance and Mapping; 6 Photographic Reconnaissance; 6 Photographic; 6th Reconnaissance) Group, 9 Feb 1943 (attached to V Fighter Command after 10 Feb 1946); V Fighter Command, 27 Apr 1946; 315 Composite Wing, 31 May 1946; 71 Reconnaissance (later, 71st Tactical Reconnaissance) Group, 28 Feb 1947-1 Apr 1949 (attached to 315 Composite Wing to Nov 1947). 71 Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, 24 Jan 1955-1 Jul 1957. 71 Flying Training Wing, 1 Nov 1972; 71 Operations Group, 15 Dec 1991-.

Stations. Colorado Springs, CO, 9 Feb-22 Oct 1943; Sydney, Australia, 19 Nov 1943; Brisbane, Australia, 25 Nov 1943-19 Jan 1944; Lae, New Guinea, 3 Feb 1944; Nadzab, New Guinea, 7 Feb 1944; Biak, 23 Jul-16 Nov 1944; Dulag, Leyte, 24 Nov 1944; San Jose, Mindoro, 3 Jan 1944 (detachment at Dulag, Leyte, to 6 Feb 1945; air echelon at Clark Field, Luzon, 14 Jun-14 Jul 1945); Okinawa, 9 Jul 1945; Chofu, Japan, 27 Sep 1945; Itazuke AB, Japan, 10 Feb 1946; Itami, Japan, 30 Mar 1946-1 Apr 1949. Larson AFB, WA, 24 Jan 1955-1 Jul 1957. Vance AFB, OK, 1 Nov 1972-.

Commanders. 1Lt Cecil T. Haugen, c. 19 Feb 1943; 1Lt Frederic E. McCoy, 21 Feb 1943; lLt Cecil T. Haugen, 25 Feb 1943; Capt Frederic E. McCoy, 2 Mar 1943; 1Lt Joe Y. Copenhaver, 8 Apr 1943; 1Lt Alvin L. Axelson, 17 Apr 1943; Capt Frederic E. McCoy, 1943; 1Lt Wallace M. Danvers, 27 Nov 1943; 1Lt William G. Boyce, 1 Dec 1943; Maj Frederic E. McCoy, 10 Feb 1944; Maj Herbert A. Curran, c. Nov 1944; 2Lt Willard A. Davis, 4 Feb 1945; Capt Walter G. Payne, 15 Feb 1945; Capt Thomas D. Robertson, 20 Feb 1945; Maj Herbert A. Curran, 4 Mar 1945; Maj William L. Bishop, 11 Jun 1945; Unkn, Nov 1945-1 Apr 1949. Maj William O. Cottingham, c. Apr 1955-c. Mar 1957. Lt Col Gerald S. Miller, c. Nov 1972; Lt Col Richard C. Hansen, 1 Feb 1976; Lt Col Remo J. Nicoli, 16 May 1977; Lt Col Richard T. Goddard, 26 Jul 1978; Lt Col Frederick O. Hutchinson, 18 Dec 1979; Lt Col Ralph R. Rohatsch, Jr., 30 Jan 1981; Lt Col James D. Johnston, 24 Jul 1981; Lt Col Gerald W. Deakin, 9 Jun 1982; Lt Col James M. Shea, 28 Feb 1984; Lt Col Gerald V. Boesche, 10 Jan 1986; Lt Col Steven W. Ham, 27 Feb 1988; Lt Col Craig S. Lamkin, 23 Nov 1988; Lt Col Roger B. Condit, 1 Oct 1990; Lt Col Hal Jerry Cooke, 19 Jun 1992; Lt Col William J. Minich, 17 Jun 1994; Lt Col Kevin G. Kenkel, 12 Jun 1995; Lt Col James H. Barry, 28 Apr 1997; Lt Col Kenneth D. Orban, 8 May 1998; Lt Col Michael A. Pavloff, 17 Dec 1999; Lt Col Andrew D. Lagrone, 19 Jan 2001; Lt Col Nicholas R. Sandwick, 17 Dec 2002; Lt Col Leonard G. Litton, 29 Jan 2004; Lt Col Nathan E. Hill, 26 May 2005; Lt Col Christopher Atteberry, 7 Jul 2006; Lt Col David A. Carroll, 22 Jun 2007; Lt Col David R. Clinton, 5 Jun 2008-.

Aircraft. In addition to P-38/F-5, 1943-1945, included B-25, 1944; in addition to P-51/F-6, 1946-1949, included L-5, 1946, and F-2, 1947-1948. RF-84, 1955-1957. T-38, 1972-.

Operations. Combat in Southwest Pacific and Western Pacific, 5 Feb 1944-14 Aug 1945. Not operationally manned or equipped, Nov 1945-Feb 1946. Photographic reconnaissance in western United States, 1955-1957. Undergraduate pilot training for USAF, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and selected foreign allies, 1 Nov 1972-.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Japan; China Defensive; New Guinea; Bismarck Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines; Ryukyus; China Offensive; Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Philippine Islands, 18-[20] Sep 1944; Japan, 9 Aug 1945. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan-31 Dec 1975; 1 Jan 1977-30 Apr 1978; 1 May 1982-30 Apr 1984; 1 Apr 1987-31 Mar 1989; 1 Apr 1989-31 Mar 1990; 1 Apr 1990-31 Mar 1992; 1 Jul 1993-30 Jun 1995; 1 Jul 1996-30 Jun 1997; 1 Jul 1997-30 Jun 1998; 1 Jul 1998-30 Jun 1999; 1 Jul 1999-30 Jun 2000; 1 Jul 2000-30 Jun 2001; 1 Jul 2001-30 Jun 2003; 1 Jul 2003-30 Jun 2004; 1 Jul 2004-30 Jun 2005. Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (WWII).

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, Commanders, Aircraft, and Honors through 17 Feb 2010.

Emblem. Approved on 13 May 1944 and reinstated on 31 Mar 1995.

Supersedes statement prepared on 3 Nov 1997.

Prepared by Robert B. Kane.

Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.







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