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19 Electronic Warfare Squadron (USAFE)

Lineage. Constituted as 19 Photographic Mapping Squadron on 14 Jul 1942. Activated on 23 Jul 1942. Redesignated as: 19 Photographic Squadron (Heavy) on 6 Feb 1943; 19 Photographic Charting Squadron on 11 Aug 1943; 19 Reconnaissance Squadron (Long Range, Photographic) on 15 Jun 1945. Inactivated on 15 Dec 1945. Redesignated as 19 Reconnaissance Squadron (Photographic) on 8 Oct 1947. Activated in the reserve on 6 Nov 1947. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949. Redesignated as 19 Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (Night Photographic) on 21 Apr 1953. Activated on 20 Jul 1953. Redesignated as 19 Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron on 15 Oct 1967. Inactivated on 31 Oct 1970. Redesignated as 19 Electronic Warfare Squadron on 6 Apr 2021. Activated on 11 May 2021.


Assignments. 4 Photographic (later, 4 Photographic Reconnaissance and Mapping) Group, 23 Jul 1942; 1 Photographic Charting (later, 1 Photographic) Group, 11 Aug 1943; 11 Photographic Group, 1 Dec 1943; 311 Photographic (later, 311 Reconnaissance) Wing, 5 Oct 1944-15 Dec 1945 (attached to Ninth Air Force, 16 May-15 Nov 1945). 66 Reconnaissance Group, 6 Nov 1947-27 Jun 1949. Ninth Air Force (attached to 363d Tactical Reconnaissance Wing), 20 Jul 1953; Third Air Force (attached to 47 Bombardment Wing), 7 May 1954; Twelfth Air Force, 1 Dec 1956; 66 Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 1 Jan 1957; 66 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 8 Dec 1957 (attached to 10 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing from 8 Jan 1958); 10 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 8 Mar 1958; 26 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 1 Jul 1965; 25 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 1 Oct 1965; 363 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing 1 Sep 1966; 4402 Tactical Training Group, 1 Feb 1967; 363 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 20 Jan 1968; 18 Tactical Fighter Wing, 31 Dec 1968-31 Oct 1970. United States Air Forces in Europe Warrior Preparation Center, 11 May 2021-.


Stations. Colorado Springs, CO, 23 Jul 1942; Bradley Field, CN, 17 Sep 1943 (subordinate flight at Mexico City, Mexico, 5 Nov-20 Dec 1943); MacDill Field, FL, 21 Jan 1944 (air echelon: Cairo, Egypt, after 30 Jan 1944; Deversoir, Egypt, 3 Feb 1944-c. 31 Jan 1945); Buckley Field, CO, 26 Nov 1944-6 Jun 1945 (air echelon: Accra Gold Coast, c. 1 Feb-25 Apr 1945; Watton, England, 25 Apr-16 Jul 1945); Thurleigh, England, c. 22 Jun 1945; Tortorella Airfield, Italy, 20 Aug 1945; Foggia, Italy, 6 Sep-15 Dec 1945. Newark AAB, NJ, 6 Nov 1947-27 Jun 1949. Shaw AFB, SC, 20 Jul 1953-22 Apr 1954; Sculthorpe, England, 11 May 1954; Spangdahlem AB, Germany, 10 Jan 1959; Bruntingthorpe, England, 25 Aug 1959; Toul Rosieres AB, France, 15 Aug 1962; Chambley AB, France, 1 Oct 1965; Shaw AFB, NC, 1 Sep 1966-31 Dec 1968; Itazuke AB, Japan, 31 Dec 1968; Kadena AB; Ryukyu Islands, 15 May 1969-31 Oct 1970. Bann, Germany, 11 May 2021-.


Service Streamers. World War II: American Theater; EAME Theater.


Campaign Streamers. None.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.


Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 31 Dec 1959-1 Jan 1962; 11 May 1969-31 Aug 1970.


Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 6 Oct 2021.


Supersedes statement prepared on 20 Jul 1989.


Emblem. Approved on 23 Nov 1943. Emblem requires modification for design and format. Organization should submit proposal IAW current heraldic standards set forth in DAFI 84-105, Chap 3. Contact local supporting historian or MAJCOM history office for assistance.


Prepared by Melissa Lahue.


Reviewed by Margaret Ream.