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Air Weather Reconnaissance Association


AWRA Organizational History

652nd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, Weather Reconnaissance

Lineage

Constituted 17 Jul 44 as 652nd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, Weather Reconnaissance, activated 9 Aug 44, inactivated 19 Dec 45. Consolidated 19 Sep 85 with 372nd Fighter Squadron and 352nd Fighter-Day Squadron (later 352nd Tactical Fighter Squadron) as 352nd Tactical Fighter Squadron (separate lineages not given)

Assignments

25th Bombardment Group 1944-13 Jun 45, 1st Air Division -25 Aug 45, 3rd Air Division -1 Nov 45, VIII Fighter Command -1945.

Stations

Watton, Norfolk, England, UK 1944-13 Jul 45, Alconbury, Huntingdonshire, England, UK -25 Oct 45, Raydon, Suffolk, England, UK -Dec 45, Camp Kilmer, NJ 17 Dec 45-1945.

COMMANDERS.  

Aircraft B-24 1944, B-17 1944-1945.

Operations Weather reconnaissance in ETO, 10 Aug 1944-26 Sep 1945

SERVICE STREAMERS. None.

CAMPAIGN STREAMERS. Northern France; Air Combat, EAME Theater.

ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY STREAMERS.

DECORATIONS. None.

EMBLEM. . On a yellow disc, border light turquoise blue, a caricatured, white duck, facing toward sinister, with orange bill and feet, wearing a dark gray, swallowtail coat and derby, holding a folded umbrella of the last in the tip of the left wing, and a thermometer, proper, under the right wing, standing beneath a large, threatening, gray cloud in dexter chief, with four, small, jagged, red lightning flashes emanating therefrom, and the laughing face of the sun golden orange over the border in sinister chief, with black ray lines issuing therefrom. 21 Feb 45

Date prepared. 22 AUG 07

Prepared by Bernie Shearon
Prepared by Maurer Maurer

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