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33 Network Warfare Squadron (ACC)

33 Network Warfare Squadron

33 Network Warfare Squadron

Lineage.   Constituted as 70 Reconnaissance Squadron (Fighter) on 15 Jun 1943. Activated on 20 Jun 1943.  Redesignated as 31 Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron on 11 Aug 1943.  Inactivated on 22 Nov 1945.  Redesignated as 31 Reconnaissance Squadron, Night Photographic on 5 Sep 1947.  Activated in the Reserve on 13 Nov 1947.  Redesignated as 33 Reconnaissance Squadron, Night Photographic on 25 Nov 1947.  Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949.  Consolidated (1 Oct 1993) with the 6933 Electronic Security Squadron, which was designated, and activated, on 1 Oct 1985.  Redesignated as 33 Intelligence Squadron on 1 Oct 1993.  Inactivated on 30 Jun 1996.  Redesignated as 33 Information Operations Squadron on 17 Jul 2000.  Activated on 1 Aug 2000.  Redesignated as 33 Network Warfare Squadron on 26 Jul 2007. 

Assignments.  76 Reconnaissance Group, 20 Jun 1943; III Reconnaissance Command, 11 Aug 1943; 10 Photographic (later, 10 Reconnaissance) Group, 31 Mar 1944-22 Nov 1945.  74 Reconnaissance Group, 13 Nov 1947-27 Jun 1949.  6940 Electronic Security Wing, 1 Oct 1985;  Continental Electronic Security Division, 1 Apr 1987;  694 Electronic Security Wing, 15 Jul 1988;  Continental Electronic Security Division, 1 Jan 1991;  693 Intelligence Wing, 1 Oct 1991;  67 Intelligence Group, 1 Oct 1993-30 Jun 1996.  67 Information Operations (later, 67 Network Warfare) Group, 1 Aug 2000; 26 Network Operations (later, 26 Cyberspace Operations) Group, 26 Jul 2007-.  

Stations.  Morris Field, NC, 20 Jun 1943;  Will Rogers Field, OK, 29 Oct 1943-11 Feb 1944;  Chalgrove,  England,  23 Mar 1944;  Rennes, France, 18 Aug 1944;  Chateaudun, France, 27 Aug 1944;  St Dizier, France, 12 Sep 1944;  Jarny, France, 29 Nov 1944;  Euren, Germany, 28 Mar 1945;  Ober Olm, Germany, 5 Apr 1945;  Furth, Germany, 30 Apr-22 Nov 1945.  Mitchel Field, NY, 13 Nov 1947-27 Jun 1949.  Howard AFB, Panama, 1 Oct 1985-30 Jun 1996. Kelly AFB (later, Kelly Field Annex, Lackland AFB; Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland), TX, 1 Aug 2000-.

Aircraft.  P-38/F-4 1943-1944; P-38/F-5 1943-1945; P-51/F-6, 1945.  Unkn, 1947-1949. 

Operations.  Combat in the European Theater of Operations, 10 Apr 1944-7 May 1945.   Flew reconnaissance versions of fighter aircraft supporting the Allied buildup prior to and during the invasion of Normandy in 1944.  Furnished vitally important photographs of the beaches and defenses on the French coast for the briefing and training of assault troops.  Flew low-level missions under difficult weather and combat conditions, which led to its Distinguished Unit Citation for 6-20 May 1944. 

Service Streamers.  Global War on Terrorism-Service (GWOT-S).

Campaign Streamers.  World War II:  Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater, 1941-1945.

Armed Forces Expeditionary StreamersPanama, 1989-1990. 

Decorations.  Distinguished Unit Citation: France, 6-20 May 1944.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat “V” Device: 1 Jun 2002-31 May 2003; 1 Oct 2010-30 Sep 2012.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  1 Jul 1986-30 Jun 1988; 20 Dec 1989-14 Feb 1991;  15 Feb-31 Dec 1991;  1 Oct 1993-30 Sep 1994; 1 Oct 1994-30 Sep 1995;  [1 Aug]-30 Sep 2000; 1 Jun 2001-31 May 2002; 1 Jun 2003-31 May 2005; 1 Jun 2005-31 May 2007; 1 Oct 2012-30 Sep 2013; 1 Oct 2013-30 Sep 2015. 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 23 Jul 2019. 

Aircraft and Operations through 27 Jun 1949. 

Supersedes statement prepared on 23 Feb 2017. 

Emblem.  Approved on 14 Oct 1988; newest rendition on 24 Oct 2018.

Prepared by Jon K. Gray.

Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.