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Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.-- General George Patton Jr
Early Photo Jet Recon9688 Reads
After a year in Peru in 1946 teaching Peruvian pilots to fly P-47’s, I returned to the U.S. in 1947, was assigned to the 161st Tac Recon Squadron at Langley Field, Virginia, which operated new RF-80’s. I was delighted, but when Lt. Col. Jim Rose the Squadron C.O. had to offer someone for a base headquarters assignment, he picked me — I was out.
Nine months later I volunteered for fighter jet training at Williams Field, Arizona, then was reassigned back to Langley to the newly organized 160th Tac Recon Squadron (RF-80s). The 160th and 161st Tactical Reconnaissance Squadrons, together with the 12th Squadron in RB-26's, made up the 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Group headed by Col. James Smelley.
Note: by Colonel Jean K. Woodyard, USAF Retired
Squadron Commander, 8th TRS.
1765: Britain passes the Quartering Act, requiring the colonies to house 10,000 British troops in public and private buildings.
1951: General Douglas MacArthur threatens the Chinese with an extension of the Korean War if the proposed truce is not accepted.
1953: The 2nd Infantry Division's artillery units began to support the embattled 7th Infantry Division on Pork Chop Hill, firing 15,000 rounds in one week.
1967: Viet Cong ambush a truck convoy in South Vietnam damaging 82 of the 121 trucks.
1975: The North Vietnamese "Ho Chi Minh Campaign" begins. Despite the 1973 Paris Peace Accords cease fire, the fighting had continued between South Vietnamese forces and the North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam.
1999: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) commences air strikes against Yugoslavia with the bombing of Serbian military positions in the Yugoslav province of Kosovo.