28th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron
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|28th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron|
F-5B-1-LO Lightning 42-68225 Photo taken at: East Field, Saipan, Mariana Islands, July 1944
|Branch||United States Army Air Forces|
The 28th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the 316th Bombardment Wing, being stationed at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa. It was inactivated on 29 May 1946.
- Constituted as: 28th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron on 5 February 1943
- Redesignated as: 28th Photographic Squadron (Light) on 6 February 1943
- Activated on 1 May 1943
- Redesignated as: 28th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron on 11 August 1943
- Inactivated on 29 May 1946.
- 7th Photographic (later Photographic Reconnaissance and Mapping) Group, 1 May 1943
- Third Air Force Photographic Unit Training Center
- Attached to 2d Photographic Reconnaissance and Mapping Group, 21 June 1943
- III Reconnaissance Command, 15 August 1943
- 89th Reconnaissance Training Wing, 27 September 1943
- Attached to 9th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, 16 November 1943
- Seventh Air Force, c. 16 January 1944
- Attached to VII Fighter Command, 24 January 1944
- VI Air Service Area Command
- Attached to VII Fighter Command, 12 December 1944
- 316th Bombardment Wing, 15–29 May 1946.
- Peterson Field, Colorado, 1 May 1943
- Will Rogers Field, Oklahoma, 13 October 1943 – 1 January 1944
- Kipapa Airfield, Hawaii Territory, 16 January 1944
- Detachment operated from: Kwajalein Airfield, Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, 30 June – 24 September 1944
- Detachment operated from: East Field, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 11 July 1944 – May 1945
- Detachment operated from: Peleliu Airfield, Peleliu, Palau Islands, 5 October 1944 – April 1945
- In addition to F-5, 1943–1946, included P-38 and F-4 in 1943 and A-24 in 1944.
Combat in Central and Western Pacific, 4 July 1944 – August 1945. Participated in Eastern Mandates; Western Pacific; Ryukyus; Air Offensive, Japan; China Offensive campaigns.
- Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) . Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556.