19th Tactical
Reconnaissance Squad
19th Squad



The 47th
47th Bombardment
Bombardment Wing
84th Bombardment Squadron (Light)
84th Bombardment 
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85th Bombardment
  86th Bombardment Squadron (Light)
86th Bombardment 
 

19th Tactical Reconnaissance Squad

USAF Historical Research Center – Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6678
LINEAGE

Constituted 19th Photographic Mapping Squadron on 14 Jul 1942. Activated on 23 Jul 1942. Re-designated: 19th Photographic Squadron (Heavy) on 6 Feb 1943;19th Photographic Charting Squadron on 11 Aug 1943; 19th Reconnaissance Squadron (Long Range, Photographic) on 15 Jun 1945. Inactivated on 15 Dec 1945. Re-desig- nated 19th Reconnaissance Squadron (Photographic) on 8 Oct 1947. Activated in the reserve on 6 Nov 1947. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949. Re-designated 19th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (Night Photographic) on 21 Apr 1953. Activated on 20 Jul 1953. Re-designated 19th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron on 15 Oct 1967. In- activated on 31 Oct 1970.

ASSIGNMENTS

4th Photographic (later Photographic Reconnaissance and Mapping) Group, 23 Jul 1942; lst Photographic Charting (laterPhotographic) Group, assigned on 11 Aug 1943; and attached on 19 Nov 1943; 11th Photographic Group, 1 Dec 1943; 311th Photo-graphic (later Reconnaissance) Wing, 5 Oct 1944- 15 Dec 1945 (attached to Ninth Air Force, 16 May-15 Nov 1945). 66th Reconnaissance Group, 6 Nov 1947-27 Jun 1949. Ninth Air Force (attached to 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing), 20 Jul 1953; Third Air Force (attached to 47th Bombardment Wing), 7 May 1954; Twelfth Air Force, 1 Dec 1956; 66th Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 1 Jan 1957; 66th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 8 Dec 1957 (attached to 1Oth Tactical Reconnaissance Wing from 8 Jan 1958); 10th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 8 Mar 1958; 26th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 1 Jul 1965; 25th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, I Oct 1965; 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 1 Sep 1966; 4402d Tactical Training Group, 1 Feb 1967- 363d Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 20 Jan 1968, 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, 31 Dec 1968 – 31 Oct 1970.

STATIONS

Colorado Springs, CO, 23 Jul 1942; Bradley Field, CN, 17 Sep 1943 (flight at Mexico City, Mexico, 5 Nov-20 Dec 1943); MacDill Field, FL, 21 Jan 1944 (air echelon at Cairo, Egypt, after 30 Jan l944, and Deversoir, Egypt, after 30 Jan 1944, and Deversoir, Egypt, 3 Feb 1944- c, 31 Jan 1945); Buckley Field, CO, 26 Nov 1944- 6 Jun 1945 (air echelon at Accra, Gold Coast, C. 1 Feb-25 April 1945, and Watton, England, 25 Apr-16 Jul 1945); Thurleigh, England, c. 22 Jun 1945; Tortorelia Airfield, Italy, 20 Aug 1945; Foggia, Italy, 6 Sep-15 Dec 1945. Newark AAB, NJ, 6 Nov 1947-27 Jun 1949. Shaw AFB, SC, 20 Jul 1953-22 Apr 1954; Sculthorpe, England 11 May 1954; Spangdahlem AB, Germany, 10 Jan 1959; Bruntingthorpe, England, 25 Aug 1959; Toul Rosieres AB, France, 15 Aug 1962; Chambley AB, France, 1 Oct 1965; Shaw AFB, SC, 1 Sep 1966; ltezuke AB, Japan, 31 Dec 1968; Kadena AB, Okinawa, 15 May 1969-31 Oct 1970.

AIRCRAFT

In addition to B-17/F9, 1943-1945, included B-24/F7, F8, B-25/F7, and OA-10 (PBY Catalina) during period 1942-1945. RB-45, 1953-1957: RB-66, 1957-1970

OPERATIONS

Photo-mapping In North America, the Middle East, and Africa, c. Dec 1942-Apr 1945; photo-mapping in Europe, Jun-Oct 1945. Ploto Reconnaissance in Europe, 1954- 1966. replacement training unit for RB-66 crews, 1966.

SERVICE STREAMERS

American Theater, EAME Theater

CAMPAIGNS

None.

DECORATIONS

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 31 Dec 1959 – I Jan 1962.

EMBLEM

Over and through a yellow orange disc, border equally divided of white and red bands, a stylized thunderbird dark blue, surmounted by a trimetrogon camera proper, over a white globe marked with black lines of latitude and longitude; continuous film strip negative proper entwining red band of border on either side, and passing over face of globe in scroll form. (Approved 23 Nov 1943.)

Note: c.= Circa – used before a date (approx.).

Actual date could not be determined with certainty.

COMMANDERS SINCE SQUADRON WAS DESIGNATED 19TH TRS

Maj John B. Anderson

20 Jul 1953 – c. Aug 1957

Maj Evertt G. Walker

By Sep 1957 – Aug 1958

Maj Robert L. Hopkins (temp.)

Aug – 3 Oct 1958

Lt Col LeWis J. Patridge

4 Oct 1958 – 14 Feb 1962

Maj Charles Uhley (temp.)

15 Feb – 28 Jun 1962

Lt Col Emest I Bryant

29 Jun 1962 – 12 Aug 1963

Maj Robert R. Heaton

13 Aug 1963 – 27 Apr 1964

Maj Richard M. Miller

28 Apr – 31 Dec 1964

Maj Robert S. Hubbard

1 Jan – 30 Sep 1965

Lt Col Robert F. Hoyt

1 Oct 1965 – Sep 1966

Lt Col Kenneth A. Krig

4 Oct 1966 – 20 Jan 1968