196th RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON – SAVAGE SLAYER

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Computer made   4.0 inch-100mm

 

196th RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON

Lineage. Constituted 411th Fighter Squadron on 25 May 1943. Activated on 15 Aug 1943. Inactivated on 7 Nov 1945. Redesignated 196th Fighter Squadron and allotted to ANG on 24 May 1946. Extended federal recognition on 9 Nov 1946. Redesignated: 196th Fighter Squadron (Jet) on 16 Jun 1948; 196th Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 1 Nov 1950; 196th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron in Oct 1952; 196th Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 1 Jan 1953; 196th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron in Mar 1954; 196th Tactical Air Support Squadron on 8 Mar 1975; 196th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Oct 1982; 196th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 1 Jul 1990; 196th Reconnaissance Squadron on 15 Mar 1992; 196th Air Refueling Squadron on 1 Oct 1993; 196th Reconnaissance Squadron on 28 Nov 2007-.

Assignments. 373d Fighter group 15 Aug 1943-7 Nov 1945. CA ANG, 9 Nov 1946; 116th Fighter-Bomber Group, 10 Oct 1950-10 Jul 1952; 163d Fighter-Interceptor Group, 12 May 1958; 163d Tactical Air Support Group, 8 Mar 1975; 163d Tactical Fighter Group, 1 Oct 1982; 163d Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 1 Jul 1990; 163d Reconnaissance Group, 15 Mar 1992; 163d Air Refueling Wing, 1 Oct 1993; 163d Reconnaissance Wing, 28 Nov 2007-.

Stations. Westover Field, MA, 15 Aug 1943; Blackstone AAF, VA, 22 Oct 1943; Richmond AAB, VA, 15 Feb-14 Mar 1944; Woodchurch, England, 5 Apr-27 Jul 1944; Tour-en-Bassin, France, 30 Jul 1944; St-James, France, 20 Aug 1944; Reims, France, c. 29 Sep 1944; Le Culot, Belgium, c. 24 Oct 1944; Venlo, Holland, 15 Mar 1945; Lippstadt, Germany, 23 Apr 1945; Illesheim, Germany, 20 May-Jul 1945; Sioux Falls AAF, SD, 4 Aug 1945; Seymour Johnson Field, NC, 20 Aug 1945; Mitchel Field, NY, 28 Sep-7 Nov 1945. San Bernardino Air Material Area (later Norton AFB), CA, 9 Nov 1946-; George AFB, CA, 1 Nov 1950; Misawa AB, Japan, 25 Jul 1951-Jul 1952 (also operated from Chitose AB, Japan, beginning 1 Sep 1951); Ontario IAP, CA, 10 Jul 1952; March AFB (later March ARB), CA, Oct 1982-.

Aircraft. P-47, 1943-1945. T-6, 1946; L-5, 1946; F-51D, 1947-1948; F-80C, 1948-1951; F-84E, 1951-1952; F-51H, 1952-1954; F-86A, 1954-1961; F-86L, 1961-1965; F-102A, 1965-1975; O-2A, 1975-1982; F-4C, 1982-1987; F-4E, 1987-1990; RF-4C, 1990-1993; KC-135E, 1993-1996; KC-135R, 1996-2007; MQ-1, 2006-.

Operations. Combat in ETO, 8 May 1944-4 May 1945. First ANG Jet Fighter Squadron. Called to active duty as part of the Korean War call-up. Participated in Operation Greenhouse nuclear tests on a TDY to Ewiwetok, Jan-Jun 1951. Air defense of western US, 1948-1950, 1954-1975. First ANG unit to receive the MQ-1 Predator and was the first to become a fully functional ANG Flying Training Unit (FTU) and Field Training Detachment (FTD) for the Predator.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaigns. Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater.Decorations.

Distinguished Unit Citation: Rhine River, 20 Mar 1945. French Croix de Guerre with Palm: Aug 1944.  Cited in the Order of the Day, Belgian Army: 1 Oct-17 Dec 1944; 18 Dec 1944-15 Jan 1945.  Belgian Fourragere.

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