U-2 DRAGON LADY

DETACHMENTS / OPERATION LOCATIONS

100th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona and the 99th SRS at Operating Location UA, (OL-UA) U-Tapao Airfield Thailand, deployed to Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea,  OL ᠼ/font>

 

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DET  OL-OA

100th SRW

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In September 1976, the 100th SRW was replica watches uk inactivated and OL-OA became Detachment 2 of the 9th SRW, All U-2 operations were consolidated along with the SR-71 at Beale AFB in California. The 9th SRW was later renamed the 9th Wing and as it came under ACC it was again renamed the 9TH RW. During October 1994, Det 2 of the 9th RW became the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron.

 
DET 2     9th SRW

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DET 2   9th SRW

Thanks Al.

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9th SRW

DET 2

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9th SRW

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BLACKCATS

9th SRW

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9th SRW

DET 2

PSD BLACKCATS

    9th SRW

DET 2

"WE GET IT UP HIGHER

WE KEEP IT UP LONGER."

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  9th SRW

DET 2 BLACKCATS

9th SRW

DET 2

 

DET 2 9th SRW

OSAN AB KOREA

 

 

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OLYMPIC FIRE Missions were flown from Davis Monthan AFB from Aug 1972 to May 1974 by the 100th SRW. (Area of coverage - Cuba)  And it was also used by Det 5 of the  9th SRW  at Patrick AFB (Area of coverage - El Salvador / Nicaragua ) until the OL closed in late 1992.

In 1994  U-2 68- 0338 deployed from Palmdale to Patrick AFB  OPERATING LOCATION - URBAN FIRE (OL-UF) to monitor the situation In Haiti which was deteriorating by flying OLYMPIC FIRE missions. ( July 1994, as repression mounted in Haiti and a civilian human rights monitoring mission was expelled from the country, the United Nations Security Council adopted United Nations Security Council Resolution 940, which authorized member states to use all necessary means to facilitate the departure of Haiti's military leadership and to restore Haiti's constitutionally elected government to power)    This aircraft was manned by crews  from the 99th SRS at Beale. While at the OL, 68-0338 which was a test bird from Palmdale passed the 20,000  flying hours mark.

Both Operating Locations (OL's) and missions sometimes carried the same suffix  as in OL-OF for Operating Location Olympic Flare  ( OL- OF)  Det 5 9th SRW Patrick AFB  flying OLYMPIC FIRE missions. 

OLYMPIC  (strategic program) ---   ,        Olympic Fire , Photographic.  Flame , SIGINT. Torch, COMINT. Game,  PHOTO / SIGINT. Race, SAMPLING.  Meet,  PHOTO.  and Flare which was both PHOTO and later as in Desert Shield/ Storm a combination of PHOTO / SIGINT / COMINT.

 
 
9th SRW OL-OF

OLYMPIC FLARE

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"OLYMPIC FLARE"

OL-OF

DET 5  PATRICK AFB

"OLYMPIC FLARE"

OL-OF

DET 5  PATRICK AFB

 

 
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OL-OF  

OLYMPIC FIRE  & FLAME?

OSAN AB

  "OLYMPIC FIRE" "OLYMPIC FIRE"

 

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OPERATING LOCATION - URBAN FIRE  ( OL-UF)

OLYMPIC FIRE

PATRICK AFB

1994

AREA OF COVERAGE - HAITI

       
9th RW

OL-FR

OPERATING LOCATION -FRANCE

ISTRES - FRANCE

U-2 DRAGON LADY RELATED?

DET 69 WAIKIKI

DESERT STORM

DET 5  PATRICK AFB

SENIOR SPAN DEPLOYMENT

OPLYMPIC FLARE

OL-OH

RAF AKORTIRI

CYPRUS

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OLIVE HARVEST

OLIVE TREE  ( SIGINT ) Flown from RAF AKROTIRI

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