Corbett, Peter, TSgt

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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
23370-Continuous Photoprocessing Technician
Current/Last AFSC Group
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Primary Unit
1976-1979, 23370, 15th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
23250-Photographer
23250-Still Photographer
23350-Continuous Photoprocessing Specialist
23354-Still Photographic Laboratory Specialist
Service Years
1956 - 1979
Technical Sergeant

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  1984, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2000, Air Force Association (AFA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2000, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


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What are you doing now:
Retired AF. Retired AAFES. Retired Air Force NAF.....now just plain retired, period.
   
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 Remembrance Profiles -  4 Airmen Remembered
  • Lacoco, Michael, SSgt, (1951-1969)
  • Powe, Nathaniel, SMSgt, (1940-Present)
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  1956-1958, 23250, 17th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron

Airman 3rd Class
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Rank
Airman 3rd Class
MOS
23250-Photographer
Location
Shaw AFB
Country/State
South Carolina
   
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 17th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron Details

17th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
The 17th Reconnaissance Squadron (17 RS) is a squadron of the United States Air Force. It is assigned to the 57th Operations Group, and stationed at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada.
The 17th RS conducts intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operating the flies MQ-1 Predator UAV.
History
Established as a photo-reconnaissance squadron in mid-1942, trained under Second Air Force in Colorado, equipped with very-long range F-5 (P-38 Lightning) reconnaissance aircraft Deployed to the South Pacific Area, assigned to Thirteenth Air Force. Flew hazardous unarmed reconnaissance missions over enemy-held territory in Guadalcanal; New Guinea; Northern Solomon Islands; Bismarck Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines; Central Burma and southeast China. Inactivated in the Philippines, April 1946.
Reactivated at Shaw AFB, South Carolina in 1951 as a photo-reconnaissance training squadron. Equipped with several reconnaissance aircraft during the 1950s, deploying to NATO in 1959 with the RF-101C Voodoo. Operated from France until 1966, moving to RAF Upper Heyford, England. Remained in England until 1970, moved to West Germany and re-equipped with RF-4C Phantom II aircraft. Remained at Zweibrücken AB until 1979 when inactivated due to budget reductions.
Type
Combat - Reconnaissance
Existing/Disbanded
Existing
Parent Unit
Tactical Reconnaissance Units
Strength
Squadron
Created/Owned By
645 Withers, Douglas (Doug), TSgt 48
   

Last Updated: Oct 20, 2012
   
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
McKinney, Unger, Hurley, Ballanger, Klimick, Smith. Ronnie.Brown.

Best Moment
First duty assignment after graduating tech school.
Learned how to download & upload aerial film magazines.
Became an expert on the B-5a film processor with thread spool.

   

Worst Moment
None.

Other Memories
I was there for when the squadron transitioned from the RF-84F to the RF-101 Voodoo. I was also assigned to the flyaway kit section. Assigned for a shade over a year.
Received orders to Germany & the 497th R.T. S. Wiesbaden.

   
   
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17th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron

MacLaren, William George, Maj Gen, (1951-1984) 142 1421A First Lieutenant

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