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Air Weather Reconnaissance Association


AWRA Organizational History

59 Weather Reconnaissance Squadron

Lineage

Constituted 59th Reconnaissance Squadron, Long Range, Weather, 1945; Redesignated 59th Reconnaissance Squadron, VLR, Weather, 7 Dec 45; Inactivated 15 Oct 47. Activated 59th Weather Reconnaissance Flight, 8 May 55; Redesignated 59th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, 1 Apr 56; inactivated 18 Mar 60. Activated 1963, Organized 8 Jul 63, discontinued and inactivated 8 May 64.

Assignments

311 Reconnaissance Wing, 11 Dec 45; Air Transport Command, 13 Mar 46; Air Weather Service, 20 Mar 46; 1st Air Weather Group (Provisional), 19 Jul 46; 308th Reconnaissance Group, Weather, 15 Oct 47. 9th Weather Group, 8 May 55-8 Jul 61. 9th Weather Reconnaissance Group 1963-1964.

Stations

MacDill AAFld, FL, 7 Dec 45; Castle AAFld, CA, Jan 46; Fairfield-Suisun AAFld, CA, Dec 46; Ladd AAFld, AK, 1 Jun 47; Kindley AFB, Bermuda, 8 May 55-8 Jul 61. Goodfellow AFB, TX 1963-1964

Commanders

Aircraft

RB-17, 1945-1946; TB-17, 1945-1947; B-25, 1946-1947; B-29, 1946-1947, WB-29, 1955-1956; WB-50, 1956-1961.

Operations

Flew into tropical storms in the Atlantic Ocean 1955-1961. Conducted atmospheric sampling and flew some non-weather reconnaissance and search and rescue missions over the Atlantic Ocean.

Service Streamers

Campaign Streamers None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers None.

Decorations

Emblem

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 8 Jul 61.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 8 Jul 61.

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Acronyms and Abbreviations

AWRA Organizational History

OPR: AWRA
Joseph Tabaco
 
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