9th Weather Reconnaissance Wing

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9th Weather Reconnaissance Wing
9th Weather Reconnaissance Wing.png
Emblem of the 9th Weather Reconnaissance Wing
Active 1962-1975
Country United States United States
Branch Flag of the United States Air Force.svg Air Force
Role Reconnaissance
Part of Air Weather Service
9th Weather Reconnaissance Group - Emblem, 1962-1965

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.

History[edit]

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[edit]

9th Weather Reconnaissance Group

  • Constituted as the 9th Weather Group in 1952
Activated on 20 April 1952[1]
Redesignated 9th Weather Reconnaissance Group on 1 September 1961[2]
Inactivated on 8 July 1965[2]

9th Weather Reconnaissance Wing

  • Constituted as the 9th Weather Reconnaissance Wing on 4 May 1965 (not organized)
Organized on 8 July 1965[2]
Inactivated on 1 September 1975[2]

Assignments[edit]

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

Stations[edit]

Components[edit]

Kindley Air Force Base, Bermuda, 8 January 1962
Hunter Air Force Base, Georgia, 31 August 1963
Ramey Air Force Base, Puerto Rico, 15 June 1966
Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, 1 July 1973 - 31 August 1975
Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, 8 February 1962 - 31 August 1975
Yokota Air Base, Japan, 8 February 1962 - 15 January 1972
Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, 8 February 1962
RAAF Base Laverton, Laverton, Victoria, Australia, 1 September 1963 - 9 July 1965
Avalon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 9 July 1965
Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, 15 September 1965 – 10 November 1969
Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico
Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico

Aircraft[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ See Mueller, p. 11
  2. ^ a b c d See Mueller, p. 403
  3. ^ Mueller, p. 11
  4. ^ Mueller, p. 518
  5. ^ Mueller, p. 403

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