56th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron

56th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name= 56th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron

dates= 1951-1952
country= United States
branch= United States Air Force
role= Strategic Reconnaissance
The 56th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron was a United States Air Force unit that fought in the Korean War. The unit was attached to Far East Air Forces Fifth Air Force

Activated on February 21, 1951, the 56th SRS absorbed the personnel and resources of the 512th RS. Until early June 1952, the squadron flew almost daily strategic weather reconnaissance missions over the combat zone. Through the end of the conflict, the squadron conducted shipping surveillance and flew two reconnaissance tracks to observe and report weather conditions in the area east of the Asian land mass, between Formosa and USSR's Kamchatka Peninsula.

* Misawa AB, Japan, (February - September 1951)
* Yokota AB, Japan, (September 1951 - June 1952)

Aircraft Flown:
* Boeing RB-29/WB-29 Superfortress

ee also

* Pacific Air Forces
* Fifth Air Force


* Futrell, Robert Frank (1983) The United States Air Force In Korea, 1950-1953, Maxwell AFB, Alabama Office of Air Force History, ISBN 0912799714
* Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0892010924.
* Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947-1977. Maxwell * [http://afhra.maxwell.af.mil/rso/rso_index.html] Air Force Historical Research Agency

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