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Air Weather Reconnaissance Association


AWRA Organizational History

375 Reconnaissance Squadron (Very Long Range, Weather)

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Constituted 375th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 15 Apr 1942. Inactivated on 6 Jan 1946. Redesignated 375th Reconnaissance Squadron (Very Long Range, Weather) on 16 Sep 1947. Activated on 15 Oct 1947. Inactivated on 21 Feb 1951. Redesignated 375th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 4 Oct 1951. Activated on 10 Oct 1951. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 25 Jun 1961

Assignments

308th Bombardment Group, 15 Apr 1942-6 Jan 1946. 7th Weather (later 2107th Air Weather) Group, 15 Oct 1947-21 Feb 1951. 308th Bombardment Group, 10 Oct 1951 (attached to 2ist Air Division, 10 Oct 1951--17 Apr 1952); 308th Bombardment Wing, 16 Jun 1952-25 Jun 1961.

Stations

Gowen Field, Idaho, 15 Apr 1942; Davis-Monthan Field, Ariz, 18 Jun 1942; Alamogordo, NM, 24 Jul 1942; Davis-Monthan Field, Ariz, 28 Aug 1942; Wendover Field, Utah, 1 Oct 1942; Pueblo AAB, Colo, 1 Dec 1942-2 Jan 1943; Chengkung, China, 20 Mar 1943; Hsinching, China, 18 Feb 1945; Rupsi, India, 27 Jun-14 Oct 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 5-6 Jan 1946. Ladd Field, Alaska, 15 Oct 1947 (one flight operated from Fairfield-Suisun AAFId, Calif, and later from Shemya AFB, Alaska, 15 Oct 1947-15 May 1949); Eielson AFB, Alaska, 6 Mar 1949-21 Feb 1951. Forbes AFB, Kan, 10 Oct 1951; Hunter AFB, Ga, 17 Apr 199; Plattsburgh AFB, NY, 15 Jul 1959-25 Jun 1961.

COMMANDERS.  

Aircraft

B-18, 1942; B-24, 1942-1945. B/RB/WB-29, 1947-1951; C-47, 1947-1951. B-29, 1951-199; B-47,1953-1959

Operations

Combat in CBI and Western Pacific, 4 May 1943-19 Apr 1945. Not manned, 15 Jul 1959-25 Jun 1961.

SERVICE STREAMERS. None

CAMPAIGN STREAMERS.

India-Burma; China Defensive; New Guinea; Western Pacific; China Offensive; Air Combat, Asiatic- Pacific Theater.

ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY STREAMERS.

DECORATIONS.

Distinguished Unit Citations: China, 21 Aug 1943; East and South China Seas, Straits of Formosa, and Gulf of Tonkin, 24 May 1944-[19] Apr 1945. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Nov 1956-1 Apr 1957.

EMBLEM. Approved 11 Jan 1943.

Date prepared. 1982

Prepared by Maurer Maurer

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AWRA Organizational History

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