111th RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON – A FLIGHT

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111th RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON

Lineage. Organized as 111th Aero Squadron on 14 Aug 1917. Redesignated 632d Aero Squadron on 1 Feb 1918. Demobilized on 29 Aug 1919. Reconstituted and consolidated (1936) with 111th Observation Squadron which, having been allotted to NG was activated on 29 Jun 1923. Ordered to active service on 25 Nov 1940. Redesignated: 111th Observation Squadron (Medium) on 13 Jan 1942; 111th Observation Squadron 4 Jul 1942; 111th Reconnaissance Squadron (Fighter) on 31 May 1943; 111th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 13 Nov 1943. Inactivated on 15 Dec 1945. Redesignated 111th Fighter Squadron and allotted to ANG on 24 May 1946. Extended federal recognition on 9 Feb 1947. Redesignated: 111th Fighter Bomber Squadron on 10 Oct 1950; 111th Fighter Interceptor Squadron on 10 Jul 1952; 111th Fighter Bomber Squadron in Jan 1953;  111th Fighter Interceptor Squadron in Jan 1955; 111th Fighter Squadron on 15 Mar 1992; 111th Reconnaissance Squadron on Jun 2008-Present.

Assignments. Unkn, 1917-1919. Texas NG (divisional aviation, 36th Division), 29 Jun 1923; Eighth Corps Area, 25 Nov 1940; Third Army, c. Dec 1940; VIII Army Corps, c. Mar 1941; Third Army, c. Jun 1941; Third Air Support Command, 1 Sep 1941(attached to the 68th Observation Group from Feb 1942); Eith Air Force, 16 Mar 1942; 68th Observation (later Reconnaissance;  Tactical Reconnaissance) Group, 29 Mar 1942 (attached XII Air Support [later Tactical Air] Command, 12-31 Mar 1943, 20 Jun 1943-26 May 1944; 3rd Air Defense [later 64th Fighter] Wing for operations, Jun-Sep 1943); XII Tactical Air Command 26 May 1944 (attached to Provisional Reconnaissance Group, 16 Oct 1944); 69th Tactical Reconnaissance (later Reconnaissance) Group, 20 Apr 1945; 10 Reconnaissance Group, 2 Jul-15 Dec 1945. TX ANG, 9 Feb 1947; 136th Fighter Bomber Group, 10 Oct 1950-10 Jul 1952; 147th Fighter Interceptor Group, 17 May 1958; 147th Fighter Group, 15 Mar 1992; 147th Fighter Wing, Oct 1995; 147th Reconnaissance Group, Jun 2008-Present.

Stations. Kelly Field, TX, 14 Aug 1917-19 Aug 1919. Houston,  TX, 29 Jun 1923; Brownwood, TX, 12 Jan 1941; Camp Clark, TX, Dec 1941; Daniel Field, GA, 19 Feb 1942; Morris Field, NC, 9 Jul-22 Sep 1942; Wattisham, England, 3-21 Oct 1942; St Leu, Algeria, 10 Nov 1942; Tafaraoui, Algeria, 16 Nov 1942; Oujda, French Morocco, 19 Dec 1942 (detachment operated from La Senia, Algeria, 11-27 Feb 1943); Guercif, French Morocco, 4 Apr 1943; Nouvion, Algeria, 27 May 1943 (air echelon at Bou Ficha, Tunisia, c. 20 Jun-2 Jul 1943); Tunis, Tunisia, 3 Jul 1943 (aie echelon at Korba, Tunisia, 2-14 Jul 1943; and at Ponte Olivo, Sicily, 14-16 Jul 1943); Ponte Olivo, Sicily, 16 Jul 1943; Gela, Sicily, 19 Jul 1943; Termini, Sicily, 11 Aug 1943 (detachment operated from Gela, Sicily to 2 Sep 1943); San Antonio, Sicily, 1 Sep 1943; Sele, Italy, 16 Sep 1943 (detachment from San Antonio, Sicily, to 30 Sep 1943, and from Capaccio, Italy, 30 Sep-14 Oct 1943); Pomigliano, Italy, 5 Oct 1943 (detachment at Santa Maria, Italy, 18 Apr-6 Jun 1944); Santa Maria, Italy, 9 May 1944; Nettuno, Italy, 6 Jun 1944; Galera, Italy, 11 Jun 1944; Voltone, Italy, 18 Jun 1944; Follonica, Italy, 2 Jul 1944; Borgo, Corsica, 21 Jul 1944 (detachment at Santa Maria, Italy, 21 Jul-9 Aug 1944; St Maxime and Grimaud, France, 15-21 Aug 1944; and St Raphael, France, after 21 Aug 1944);  St Raphael, France, 27 Aug 1944; Valence, France, 5 Sep 1944; Satolas-et-Bonce, France, 9 Sep 1944; Dijon, France, 23 Sep 1944; Azelot, France, 30 Oct 1944; Haguenau, France, 2 Apr 1945; Furth, Germany, 1 Jul 1945; Creil, France, 15 Oct-15 Dec 1945. Ellington Field, TX, 9 Feb 1947; Langley AFB, VA, 10 Oct 1950; Itazuke AB, Japan, 1 Aug 1951; Taegu AB (K-2), Korea, Sep 1951; Hobby Airport, TX, 10 Jul 1952; Ellington AFB (later Ellington ANGS), TX, Oct 1956-Present.

Aircraft. Included JN-4, TW-3, PT-1, PT-3, BT-1, O-2, O-17, 1923-1931; O-38, 1931-1935; O-43, 1935-1942; O-47, c. 1939-1942; O-49, 1941-1942; O-52, O-59, 1941-1942; A-20, 1942-1943; P-39, 1943; Spitfire, 1943; P-38/F-4, 1943; P-51/F-6, 1943-1945; A-36, 1943-1944; UC-64, 1945; L-5, 1945. P-51D, 1947-1950; F-84E, 1950-1952; F-51H, 1952-1955; F-80C. 1955-1957; F-86D, 1957-1959; T-33, 1957-??; F-86L, 1959-1960; F-102, 1960-1975; F-101, 1971-1981; F-4C, 1981-1987; F-4D, 1987-1989; F-16A/B, 1989-1995; F-16C/D, 1995-2007; MQ-1, 2008-Present.

Operations. Evidently a supply unit, 1917-1919. Emergency operations while under state control included flood relief in Texas during the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. Mexican border patrol, c. Dec 1941-c. Feb 1942; antisubmarine patrols c. 20 Dec 1942-9 Jan 1943, 5 Mar 1943, and convoy escort, 11-27 Feb 1943; Spanish Moroccan border patrol, 1-5 Mar 1943; combat in MTO and ETO, 7 Jul 1943-8 May 1945. Photo mapping in France, 29 Oct-12 Dec 1945. In May 1951, personnel shipped to Japan to take over F-84E’s of the 27th FES at Itazuke AB. Combat in Korea 1951-1952 (close air support, and aerial interdiction of enemy troops and supplies).  Air Defense of Southern US, 1956-1970, 1976-2007. ANG Jet Instrument School, 1957-1976. ANG F-102 crew training, 1970-1975. ANG F-101 crew training, 1971-1976. Winner of the 1978, 1980 William Tell. Participated in Operations Southern Watch in 2000, Operation Noble Eagle in 2001 and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005 and 2007.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. Antisubmarine, EAME Theater; Algeria-French Morocco with Arrowhead; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Arno; Northern France; Southern France with Arrowhead; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater.

Decorations. French Croix de Guerre with Palm: Dec 1942-Jul 1944. Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 22-23 Feb 1945.

Emblem. Approved 6 Jun 1933.

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