11th

Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron

 

 




RF-4C 65-0838 at Udorn, RTAFB - Dec 22,1966.
Image courtesy of Joseph W. Brown Jr.



RF-4C 65-0838 at Udorn, RTAFB - Dec 22,1966.
Image courtesy of Joseph W. Brown Jr.

RF-4C 66-0818 at Udorn, RTAFB - Dec 22,1966.

66-0818 shot down Jan 16, 1967 near Kep Airfield NVN.

Capt Robert J. Welch - Pilot and 1Lt. Michael S. Kerr -Navigator  were shot down approximately 35 mile northwest of Hanoi. 

Lt. Kerr survived the crash and was captured and released at the end of the war.  Capt Welch was listed as Missing in Action.

Image courtesy of Joseph W. Brown Jr.

11th TRS initial aircrews when the 11th TRS arrived at Udorn in 1966.

RF-4C 65-0899 was shot down Nov 17, 1967


Image courtesy of Joseph W. Brown Jr.



Lineage

Redesignated 11th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 1 Oct 1966. Inactivated on 24 Jan 1971. Redesignated 11th Tactical Drone Squadron on 18 May 1971.

Assignments

67th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 1 Apr 1966; 432d Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 25 Oct 1966; Tactical Air Command, 10 Nov 1970-24 Jan 1971. 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, 1 Jul 1971. 

Stations

Mountain Home AFB, ID, 1 Apr-25 Oct 1966; Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, 25 Oct 1966-5 Nov 1970; Shaw AFB, SC, 10 Nov 1970-24 Jan 1971.

Aircraft

RF-4, 1967-1970

Operations

Combat in Southeast Asia, 25 Oct 1966-24 Oct 1970.

Honors

Vietnam: Vietnam Air Offensive; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II; Vietnam Air/Ground; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV; Tet/69 Counteroffensive; Vietnam Summer/Fall 1969; Vietnam Winter/ Spring 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Southwest Monsoon. 

Decorations Presidential Unit Citations (Southeast Asia): [25 Oct] 1966-31 Mar 1967; 19 Sep 1967-1 Nov 1968; 1 Nov 1968-31 Oct 1969. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: [25 Oct] 1966-18 Sep 1967; 21 Nov 1969-10 Nov 1970.  Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: [25 Oct] 1966-10 Nov 1970.


Tail Code:  OO

Aircraft:  RF-4  

Vietnam Service:  

Mig Kills:  N/A

 


 


 

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