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9th Weather Reconnaissance Wing

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Active  1962-1975
Branch  Air Force
Part of  Air Weather Service
Country  United States
Role  Reconnaissance
9th Weather Reconnaissance Wing

The 9th Weather Reconnaissance Wing is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Air Weather Service at McClellan Air Force Base, California, where it was inactivated on 31 August 1975.

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History

Weather reconnaissance units were assigned to two different units numbered nine, the 9th Weather Reconnaissance Group and the 9th Weather Reconnaissance Wing

The group was first activated as the 9th Weather Group in 1953 at Andrews Air Force Base, and was responsible for providing weather observation and forecasting services for units of Air Research and Development Command. In 1957, the group moved to Scott Air Force Base, Illinois and provided similar services for units of Military Air Transport Service.

In July 1961, the group moved to McClellan Air Force Base, California, where it was redesignated 9th Weather Reconnaissance Group and assumed responsibilities for Air Weather Service's worldwide reconnaissance mission.

On 8 July 1965 the 9th Weather Reconnaissance Wing was activated at McClellan Air Force Base, California and assumed the mission, personnel and equipment of the 9th Weather Reconnaissance Group.

Supported units flying into tropical storms and typhoons in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Supported unit deployments overseas and space launches from Florida by supporting units flying along routes to provide weather data since. Supported units conducting atmospheric sampling and flying some non-weather reconnaissance and search and rescue missions over the Arctic, Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.

The 9th wing was inactivated in 1975 and its personnel, equipment and mission were transferred to the 41st Rescue and Weather Reconnaissance Wing.

Lineage

9th Weather Reconnaissance Group

  • Constituted as the 9th Weather Group in 1952
  • Activated on 20 April 1952 Redesignated 9th Weather Reconnaissance Group on 1 September 1961 Inactivated on 8 July 1965

    9th Weather Reconnaissance Wing

  • Constituted as the 9th Weather Reconnaissance Wing on 4 May 1965 (not organized)
  • Organized on 8 July 1965 Inactivated on 1 September 1975

    Assignments

  • Air Weather Service, 20 April 1952 - 8 July 1965
  • Air Weather Service, 8 July 1965 - 31 August 1975
  • Stations

  • Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, 20 April 1952
  • Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, 1 October 1957
  • McClellan Air Force Base, California, 1 July 1961 - 31 August 1975
  • Components

  • 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron: 20 April 1953 - 25 November 1953, 8 January 1962 - 8 July 1965, 8 July 1965 - 31 August 1975
  • 54th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron: 8 February 1962 - 8 July 1965, 8 July 1965 -31 August 1975
  • 55th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron: 20 April 1953 - 8 July 1961, 8 January 1962 - 8 July 1965, 8 July 1965 -31 August 1975
  • 56th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron: 1 February 1960 - 8 July 1965, 8 July 1965 - 15 January 1972
  • 57th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron: 8 February 1962 – 8 July 1965, 8 July 1965 - 10 November 1969
  • 58th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron: 15 April 1963 - 8 July 1965, 8 July 1965 - 1 July 1974
  • 1211th Test Squadron (Sampling), 7 August 1962 - 8 June 1963
  • References

    9th Weather Reconnaissance Wing Wikipedia


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