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32 Intelligence Squadron (AFISRA)

32 Intelligence Squadron

32 Intelligence Squadron

Lineage. Constituted as 45 Reconnaissance Squadron (Fighter) on 25 Jun 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Redesignated as 32 Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron on 11 Aug 1943. Inactivated on 28 Oct 1945. Redesignated as 32 Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Photographic-Jet, on 25 Jun 1952. Activated on 10 Jul 1952. Redesignated as 32 Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 1 Oct 1966. Inactivated on 1 Jan 1976. Consolidated (1 Oct 1993) with the 6941 Electronic Security Squadron, which was designated, and activated, on 1 Oct 1991. Redesignated as 32 Intelligence Squadron on 1 Oct 1993.
 
Assignments. 426 Reconnaissance Group, 1 Jul 1943; III Reconnaissance (later, III Tactical Air) Command, 11 Aug 1943; 90 Photographic Wing, c. 20 Apr 1944; 5 Photographic Group, Reconnaissance (later 5 Reconnaissance Group), attached on 30 Apr 1944 and assigned 15 Nov 1944-28 Oct 1945. 10 Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 10 Jul 1952; 10 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 8 Dec 1957 (attached to 66 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing from 8 Jan 1958); 66 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 8 Mar 1958; 26 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 1 Oct 1965; 10 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 15 Aug 1966-1 Jan 1976. 6940 Electronic Security Wing, 1 Oct 1991; 694 Electronic Security Wing (later, 694 Intelligence Wing; 694 Intelligence Group), 1 Oct 1991; 70 Operations Group, 1 May 2005; 70 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group; 1 Jan 2009; 707 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group, 7 Oct 2009-.
 
Stations. Gainesville AAFld, TX, 1 Jul 1943; Will Rogers Field, OK, 4 Jan-24 Mar 1944; San Severo, Italy, 28 Apr 1944; Bari, Italy, 11 Aug-Oct 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 26-28 Oct 1945. Furstenfeldbruck AB, Germany, 10 Jul 1952; Spangdahlem AB, Germany, 17 May 1953; Phalsbourg AB, France, 31 Jul 1957; Toul-Rosieres AB, France, 17 Oct 1960; Laon AB, France, 1 Mar 1962; Toul-Rosieres AB, France, 1 Oct 1965; RAF Station Alconbury (later RAF Alconbury), England, 15 Aug 1966-1 Jan 1976 (operated from RAF Wethersfield, England, 18 Mar-30 Jun 1970). Fort George G. Meade, MD, 1 Oct 1991-.
 
Aircraft. O-47, 1943; P-39, 1943; B-25, 1943-1944; A-20, 1944; P-38/F-4, 1944; F-8, 1944; P-38/F-5, 1944-1945. RF-80, 1952-1956; RF-84, 1955-1958; RF-101, 1958-1965; RF-4, 1965-1975.
 
Operations. Combat reconnaissance and photo-reconnaissance in the Mediterranean and European Theaters of Operation, 18 May 1944-4 May 1945. On 20 Apr 1944, German aircraft sunk the ship on which 317 of the 342 men of the squadron were sailing to Italy, leaving only 25 members of the squadron, who were on another ship, to reform the squadron. Inactivated on 28 Oct 1945. After activation on 10 Jul 1952, participated in tactical evaluations and exercises, some in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Provided technical guidance, training, and support for intelligence analysis and dissemination activities, 1993-.
 
Service Streamers. None.
 
Campaign Streamers. World War II: Rome-Arno; Northern France; North Apennines; Rhineland; Central Europe; Po Valley; Air Combat EAME Theater.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Balkans, 6 Sep 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 1 Jun 2001-31 May 2003. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan-31 Dec 1962; 15 Jul 1968-15 Jul 1969; 1 Jun 1972-1 Jun 1973; 1 Oct 1993-30 Sep 1994; 1 Oct 1994-30 Sep 1995; 1 Oct 1996-30 Sep 1998; 1 Oct 1999-30 Sep 2000; 1 Jun 2004-31 May 2005; 1 Jun 2006-31 Dec 2007; 1 Jun 2008-31 May 2009.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Aug 2010.

Supersedes statement prepared on 23 Sep 1997.

Emblem. Approved on 18 Jul 1996; newest rendition approved 5 Oct 2017.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.