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7th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron

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Active  1942-1944; 1967-1971
Country  United States
7th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
Branch  United States Air Force
Type  Reconnaissance Training

The 7th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last was assigned to the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, stationed at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. It was inactivated on 15 October 1971.

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History

The unit trained pilots and technicians for photographic reconnaissance during World War II. Reactivated in 1967, the 7th TRS was an RF-4C Phantom II reconnaissance pilot training organization. It trained many RF-4C pilots prior to their deployment to Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Inactivated in 1971 when parent 67th TRW moved from Mountain Home to Bergstrom AFB.

Lineage

  • Constituted 7th Photographic Squadron on 19 January 1942
  • Activated on 28 January 1942 Re-designated: 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron on 9 June 1942 Re-designated: 7th Photographic Squadron (Light) on 6 February 1943 Re-designated: 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron on 11 August 1943 Disbanded on 1 May 1944.
  • Re-constituted as 7th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 1 December 1967
  • Activated on 15 December 1967 Inactivated on 15 October 1971

    Assignments

  • Third Air Force, 28 January 1942
  • Second Air Force, 29 Mar 1942;
  • 2d Photographic (later Photographic Reconnaissance and Mapping; Photographic Reconnaissance) Group, 7 May 1942 – 1 May 1944
  • 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 15 December 1967 – 15 October 1971
  • Stations

  • MacDill Field, Florida, 28 Jan 1942
  • Savannah Army Airbase, Georgia, 27 Feb 1942
  • Colorado Springs Army Air Base, Colorado, 15 May 1942
  • Will Rogers Field, Oklaholma, 10 Oct 1943-1 May 1944
  • Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, 15 December 1967
  • Bergstrom AFB, Texas, 15 July-15 October 1971
  • Aircraft

  • P-38/F-4 Lightning 1942-1944
  • B-25/F-10 Mitchell 1942-1944
  • RF-4C Phantom II, 1967-1971
  • References

    7th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron Wikipedia


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