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4 Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron (ACC)

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.

Lineage. Constituted as 4 Observation Squadron on 22 Nov 1940. Activated on 1 Apr 1941. Redesignated as: 4 Observation Squadron (Medium) on 26 Feb 1942; 4 Observation Squadron on 4 Jul 1942; 4 Reconnaissance Squadron (Special) on 25 Jun 1943; 4 Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 20 May 1944; 4 Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Photo-Jet, on 17 Jun 1948. Inactivated on 14 Mar 1949. Redesignated as 4 Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, and activated, on 25 Oct 1966. Organized on 18 Nov 1966. Inactivated on 15 Oct 1971. Redesignated as 4 Expeditionary Reconnaissance Flight, and converted to provisional status, on 31 Jan 2005. Redesignated as 4 Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron on 16 May 2007.
 
Assignments. 13 Composite Wing, 1 Apr 1941; Puerto Rican Department, 11 Jul 1941; 72 Observation Group, 29 Mar 1942 (attached to Puerto Rican Department, 29 Mar 1942-23 Mar 1943, and to Antilles Air Task Force, 23 Mar-1 Jun 1943); Antilles Air Command, 1 Jun 1943; Caribbean Air Command, 25 Aug 1946 (attached to Provisional Composite Reconnaissance Group, 1 Feb-28 Jul 1948); 6 Fighter Wing, 1 Jun 1948; 5620 Group, 26 Jul 1948; 5600 (later 5600 Composite) Wing, 20 Aug 1948-14 Mar 1949. 75 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, c. 18 Nov 1966; 67 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 15 Jul-15 Oct 1971. Assigned to Air Combat Command to activate or inactivate at any time on or after 31 Jan 2005.

Stations. Ponce Air Base (later, Losey Field), Puerto Rico, 1 Apr 1941; Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico, 27 Oct 1943; Coolidge Field, Antigua, 21 May 1945; Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico, 5 Oct 1945; Rio Hato, Panama, 20 Aug 1946; France Field (later, AFB), Canal Zone, 1 Dec 1947; Howard AFB, Canal Zone, 20 Aug 1948-14 Mar 1949. Bergstrom AFB, TX, 18 Nov 1966-15 Oct 1971.

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan 1968-30 Apr 1969; 1 Nov 1969-31 May 1971; 15 Jul-15 Oct 1971.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 18 Apr 2012*.

Supersedes statement prepared in Oct 2009.
 
Emblem. Approved on 12 Mar 1943; modified on 15 Mar 2005; updated in Oct 2009.

Prepared by Daniel Haulman.

Reviewed by Patsy Robertson.


*includes no classified information