2078th Air Weather Reconnaissance Squadron

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2078th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron
Active 1948-1950
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Weather Reconnaissance

The 2078th Air Weather Reconnaissance Squadron is a discontinued United States Air Force unit. It was assigned to the 308th Reconnaissance Group, Weather and was discontinued at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma on 20 March 1950.

History[edit]

The squadron was established as a weather reconnaissance training unit at Fairfield-Suisun Air Force Base, California, with a mission of training replacement personnel for weather reconnaissance and for conducting special research studies for development of equipment and reconnaissance techniques. It operated Boeing WB-29 Superfortress weather aircraft.

The squadron moved to Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma on 1 October 1948. It was discontinued on 30 March 1950. Its personnel and equipment were transferred to the 513th Reconnaissance Squadron. Almost immediately, the 513th was alerted for a special project at Dhahran Airfield, Saudi Arabia. Flight B of the squadron deployed to Arabia, leaving its other flights at Tinker.

Lineage[edit]

  • Designated as the 1st Weather Reconnaissance Squadron (Special) and organized 1 June 1948
Redesignated 2078th Air Weather Reconnaissance Squadron on 1 October 1948
Discontinued on 20 March 1950[1]

Assignments[edit]

Stations[edit]

  • Fairfield-Suisun Air Force Base, California, 1 June 1948
  • Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, 1 October 1949 – 20 March 1950[1]

Aircraft[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Tabaco, Joseph (November 19, 2006). "1 Weather Reconnaissance Squadron (Special) 2078 Air Weather Reconnaissance Squadron". Air Weather Reconnaissance Association. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.