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24 Intelligence Squadron (ACC)

 Lineage.  Constituted 24 Observation Squadron (Light) on 5 Feb 1942.  Activated on 6 Mar 1942.  Redesignated: 24 Observation Squadron on 4 Jul 1942; 24 Reconnaissance Squadron (Bombardment) on 2 Apr 1943; 33 Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron on 11 Aug 1943.  Inactivated on 4 Oct 1945.  Redesignated 24 Air Intelligence Squadron on 1 Feb 1992.  Activated on 11 Feb 1992.  Inactivated on 1 Dec 1995.  Redesignated 24 Intelligence Squadron on 17 Dec 2002.  Activated on 8 Jan 2003.

Assignments.  76 Observation (later, 76 Reconnaissance) Group, 27 Feb 1942; III Reconnaissance (later, III Tactical Air) Command, 11 Aug 1943; 10 Photographic Group (Reconnaissance), 1 May 1944; 67 Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 13 Jun 1944 (attached to 10 Photographic Group to 11 Aug 1944); XXIX Tactical Air Command (Prov), 7 Oct 1944 (attached to 67 Tactical Reconnaissance Group to 2 Nov 1944); 363 Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 30 Oct 1944; 67 Tactical Reconnaissance (later, 67 Reconnaissance) Group, 17 May 1945; 363 Reconnaissance Group, c. 5 Jul 1945; Unkn c. 20 Aug-4 Oct 1945.  24 Operations Group, 11 Feb 1992-1 Dec 1995.  United States Air Forces in Europe Air and Space Operations Center, 8 Jan 2003; 616 Support Group, 1 Nov 2005; 603 Support Group, 1 Dec 2006; 693 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group, 1 Apr 2008-.


Stations.  Wilmington, NC, 27 Feb 1942; Pope Field, NC, 28 Mar 1942; Vichy, MO, 14 Dec 1942; Morris Field, NC, 8 May 1943; Gainesville AAFld, TX, 30 Oct 1943; Will Rogers Field, OK, 16 Jan-12 Apr 1944; Chalgrove, England, 27 Apr 1944; Le Molay, France, 15 Aug 1944; Toussus le Noble, France, 30 Aug 1944; Gosselies, Belgium, 21 Sep 1944; Le Culot, Belgium, 5 Nov 1944; Venlo, Holland, 10 Mar 1945; Gutersloh, Germany, 16 Apr 1945; Brunswick, Germany, 25 Apr 1945; Eschwege, Germany, 17 May-23 Aug 1945; Camp Myles Standish, MA, 3-4 Oct 1945.  Howard AFB, Panama, 11 Feb 1992-1 Dec 1995.  Ramstein AB, Germany, 8 Jan 2003-.


Service Streamers.  World War II American Theater.


Campaign Streamers.  World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.


Decorations.  Distinguished Unit Citation: France, 6-20 May 1944.  Meritorious Unit Awards:  1 Jun 2014-31 May 2015; 1 Jun 2015-31 May 2016.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 11 Feb 1992-31 Jul 1993; 1 Jan 2006-31 Dec 2007; 1 Jun 2009-31 May 2011.  Cited in the Order of the Day, Belgian Army: [12 Aug-28] Sep 1944; [6 Nov]-17 Dec 1944; 18 Dec 1944-[14] Jan 1945.  Belgian Fourragere.


Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 6 Apr 2017.


Supersedes statement prepared on 10 Jan 2008.


Emblem.  Approved on 10 Oct 1942; revised on 26 Jun 2003.


Prepared by Carl E. Bailey