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2 Audiovisual Squadron (AFPAA)

Lineage.   Constituted as 2 Army Air Forces Combat Camera Unit on 4 Feb 1943.  Activated on 12 Feb 1943.  Redesignated as 2 Combat Camera Unit on 1 Aug 1945.  Inactivated on 30 Nov 1945.  Activated on 1 Jun 1949.  Inactivated on 26 Sep 1949.  Activated on 1 Sep 1950.  Redesignated as 2 Photographic Squadron on 1 May 1951.  Inactivated on 8 Jun 1954.  Consolidated (1 Apr 1992) with the 1352 Audiovisual Squadron, which was designated, and activated, on 1 Oct 1985.  Redesignated as: 1352 Audiovisual Squadron (Combat Camera) on 1 Feb 1990; 2 Combat Camera Squadron on 1 Apr 1992.  Inactivated on 1 Apr 1996.  Activated on 23 Oct 2009. Inactivated on 1 Oct 2014. Redesignated as 2 Audiovisual Squadron on 16 Mar 2018.  Activated on 15 Apr 2018.   


Assignments.  1 Motion Picture Unit, 12 Feb 1943; AAF, India-Burma Sector, c. 27 Jun 1944 (attached to 8 Photo Reconnaissance Group, Jul-26 Oct 1944; XX Bomber Command, 27 Oct 1944-c. Apr 1945); XXI Bomber Command, c. 8 Jun 1945; Twentieth Air Force, 16 Jul-30 Nov 1945.  311 Air Division (attached to 91 Strategic Reconnaissance Wing), 1 Jun-26 Sep 1949.  2750 Air Base Wing, 1 Sep 1950; Air Pictorial Service, 5 Jun 1951; 4860 Photo (later, 1350 Photo) Group, 12 Feb 1952 (attached to Far East Air Forces, 24 Jul 1952-); Air Photographic and Charting Service, 1 Jan-8 Jun 1954 (remained attached to Far East Air Forces to 8 Jun 1954).  Aerospace Audiovisual (later, Air Combat Camera) Service, 1 Oct 1985; 615 Air Mobility Operations Group, 22 Jul 1994-1 Apr 1996.  Air Force Public Affairs Agency, 23 Oct 2009-1 Oct 2014. Air Force Public Affairs Agency, 15 Apr 2018-. 


Stations.   Culver City, CA, 12 Feb 1943-3 May 1944 (not manned, Feb-Aug 1943); Karachi, India, 27 Jun 1944; Bally, India, 10 Jul 1944; Tollygunge, India, Jul 1944; Kharagpur, India, Nov 1944; Hijli, India, Nov 1944-6 May 1945; Tinian, 8 Jun-30 Nov 1945.  McGuire AFB, NJ, 1 Jun-26 Sep 1949.  Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 1 Sep 1950; Long Beach, CA, 15 Sep 1951; Lockheed Air Terminal, Burbank, CA, 1 Apr-16 Jun 1952; Yokota AB, Japan, 24 Jul 1952-8 Jun 1954. Norton AFB, CA, 1 Oct 1985; March AFB, CA, 4 Oct 1993-1 Apr 1996.  Hill AFB, UT, 23 Oct 2009-1 Oct 2014.  Hill AFB, UT, 15 Apr 2018-.   


Service Streamers.  World War II Asiatic-Pacific Theater.    


Campaign Streamers.  Korea: Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter; Summer, 1953.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.


Decorations.  Meritorious Unit Award: [23] Oct 2009-30 Sep 2010.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan 1986-30 Jun 1987; 1 Jul 1989-30 Jun 1991.  Air Force Organizational Excellence Award: 1 Jun 1991-31 May 1993.


Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 26 Apr 2018.


Supersedes statement prepared on 17 Feb 2017.


Emblem.  Approved on 29 Mar 1995.


Prepared by Daniel L. Haulman.