28th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

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28th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron
28th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron - F-5 Lightning.jpg
F-5B-1-LO Lightning 42-68225 Photo taken at: East Field, Saipan, Mariana Islands, July 1944
Active 1943–1946
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces
Engagements

World War II Victory Medal ribbon.svg Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal ribbon.svg

  • World War II
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign (1943–1945)

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.

History[edit]

Lineage[edit]

  • 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.

Assignments[edit]

  • 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
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.

Stations[edit]

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
Detachment operated from Ie Shima Airfield, Okinawa, 23 April – 8 May 1945
Detachment operated from Ie Shima Airfield, Okinawa, 14 May – 21 June 1945

Aircraft[edit]

  • In addition to F-5, 1943–1946, included P-38 and F-4 in 1943 and A-24 in 1944.

Operational history[edit]

Combat in Central and Western Pacific, 4 July 1944 – August 1945. Participated in Eastern Mandates; Western Pacific; Ryukyus; Air Offensive, Japan; China Offensive campaigns.

References[edit]

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

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