List of United States Air Force weather reconnaissance squadrons

Summary

This is a List of United States weather reconnaissance squadrons- USAAF -USAF.

Squadron Insignia Location Nickname Aircraft Flown Note
Weather Reconnaissance Squadron (Provisional) RAF St Eval, RAF Bovingdon 8 September 1943 - 28 March 1944 (discontinued and split into two squadrons)
Army Air Forces Weather Reconnaissance Squadron (Test) Number 1
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Patterson Field, Truax Field, Presque Isle Army Air Field A-28, B-25 12 August 1942 - 6 December 1943 (Redesignated 30th WRS)
1st Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, Air Route, Medium
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Presque Isle Army Air Field, Grenier Field B-17, B-25 21 August 1944 - 21 December 1945 (was 30 WRS, Inactivated)
1st Weather Reconnaissance Squadron (Special) Fairfield-Suisun AFB WB-29 1 June 1948 - 1 October 1948 (Redesignated the 2078th Air WRS)
2d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, Air Route (Medium) Key Field, Gushkara, India B-25 1 February 1944 - 28 December 1945 (Inactivated)
3d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, Air Route (Medium) (later 3d Reconnaissance Squadron, Weather, Heavy) Presque Isle Army Air Field, Grenier Field RB-17, TB-17 31 August 1944 - 15 June 1945 (Redesignated 53d Recon Sq, Long Range, Weather)
3.4.4 Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, Provisional Tinker AFB 5 July 1950 - 1 June 1951 (part of Joint Task Group 3.4)
8th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron (Heavy) (Provisional) RAF Bovingdon, RAF Watton 28 March 1944 - 9 August 1944 (discontinued)
8th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron (Light) (Provisional) RAF Bovingdon, RAF Watton 28 March 1944 - 9 August 1944 (discontinued)
30th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, Air Route, Medium
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Presque Isle Army Air Field B-17, B-25 1944 - Redesignated 1st WRS
53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron
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Keesler AFB "Hurricane Hunters" WC-130 15 June 1945 - (was 3d WRS, earlier 53d Reconnaissance Sq, Wx and 53d Strategic Reconnaissance Sq, Wx)
654th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Andersen AFB "Typhoon Chasers" Mosquito Mk XII, WB-29, WB-50, WB-47, WC-130 1944-1945; redesignated 4 September 1945 - 30 September 1987 (Inactivated Previously 654th Bomb Sq, H (Recon, Spl), 54th Reconnaissance Sq, Wx, 54th Strategic Reconnaissance Sq, Wx)
655th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Harmon Field, Buckley Field, Langley Field, Morrison Field, Fairfield-Suisun AFB, McClellan AFB B-24 1944/1945, B-29 1945-1947 HC-130 1944-1945; redrsignated 16 June 1945 - 1 October 1993 (Previously 655th Bomb Sq, Recon 55th Reconnaissance Sq, Wx, 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, Wx. Redesignated 55th Space Weather Sq (inactive))
56th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Grenier Field RB-57, WC-135 21 February 1951 - 15 January 1972 (Previously 358th Ftr Sq, 56th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, Wx Inactivated, 1972; Reactivated as the 358th TFS later that year)
57th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hickam AFB WB-57 Previously 399th Ftr Sq Inactivated, 1969
58th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Eielson AFB, Kirtland AFB "Pole Vaulters" B-29/RB-29/WB-29, WB-50 7 July 1945 - 30 June 1974 (Previously 400th Ftr Sq, 58th Reconnaissance Squadron, Wx, 58th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, Wx)
59th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron MacDill Field, Castle Field, Fairfield-Suisun Army Air Field, Ladd Field, Kindley AFB, Goodfellow AFB "Hurricane Hunters" WB-50 1 August 1945 - 8 May 1964 (Previously 59th Reconnaissance Sq, Wx 59th Weather Reconnaissance Flight 8 May 1955 - 1 April 1956)
154th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron
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Oran, Algeria Ducimus "We Lead" P-38 12 May 1944 - 4 September 1945 (Previously 154th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Redesignated 63d Recce Sq, Wx, Allotted to the National Guard as 154th Ftr Sq)
815th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron
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Keesler AFB "Storm Trackers" WC-130 1 January 1976 - 31 December 1987 (was 815th Tactical Airlift Squadron, redesignated 815th Tactical Airlift Squadron)
2078th Air Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, Special Fairfield-Suisun AFB, Tinker AFB WB-29 1 October 1948 - 20 March 1950 (Previously 1st Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, Special, Discontinued)
2079th Reconnaissance Squadron (Provisional) Yokota AB, Japan 1 July 1949 - 1 December 1949 (discontinued)

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