100th  

STRATEGIC RECONNAISSANCE

WING 

 
The 4080th SRW designation changed from 4080th SRW to 100th SRW on 11 February 1966, resulting in a renumbering of the U-2 squadron from 4028th SRS to 349th SRS and the 4025th SRS to the 350th SRS.
On 11 July 1970 the force was moved from Bien Hoa to U-Tapao (OL-RU) in Thailand. Just prior to the move, OL-20 was upgraded to full squadron status and designated the 99th SRS.

In January 1973, the U-2s of the 99th SRS flew more than 500 combat hours. That was the first time any U-2 outfit flew 500 hours in a single month. That was topped in December 1974 when they logged more than 600 hours.

(photo below and below left from David G Arrieta who is on the far left in top photo)

99th SRS  

U-TAPAO

WANTED

 

The U-2s were one of the last units to be pulled out of Thailand in March 1976 and deployed to other OL's around the globe. The Dragon Lady had  proved to be a quite capable and reliable reconnaissance platform
The 100th SRW, 99th SRS  U-2 assets was amalgamated with the 9th SRW in 1976 and it brought all the reconnaissance assets under one command as the 9th SRW already controlled the 1st SRS, SR-71 Blackbird Operations and the 349th SRS and the 350th SRS  became AREFS Tanker units of the 100th Air Refuelling Wing in support of the SR-71 Blackbird.

 

mar03100srwolch.jpg (43267 bytes) The 100th SRW performed world wide surveillance mission like the monitoring of the ceasefire between the Israelis/ Egyptians following the 1973 war. This operation was operated from RAF Akortiri in Cyprus and was named operation OLIVE HARVEST - Operating Location OL-OH
100th

STRATEGIC

RECONNAISSANCE

WING OL-OH -(CYPRUS)

 

100th SRW

OL-OH

 

 I HAVE IT WANTED

 

 
349th

STRATEGIC RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON

U-2 DRAGON LADY

feb04349srstab.jpg (82405 bytes)
feb04350srs.jpg (97326 bytes) 350th

STRATEGIC RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON

DC-130  / DRONES

 

   
100th SRW OL-8

J15+

  100th SRW

QC & E MSEP EVALUATION

   
COLOUR SCAN & PATCH WANTED

 

 

  COLOUR SCAN & PATCH WANTED

 

  100th SRW OL-OH

WANTED

 

Thanks to Alec Fushi.

 

 100th STRATEGIC RECONNAISSANCE WING  SUPPORT SQUADRONS
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100th AMMS 

( DRONE UNIT)

 

  100th OMS

 

 
 I HAVE IT   I HAVE IT  
 

 

 

 

 

     
100th FMS?

 

     
WANTED

 

     
 
100th AMS

 

100th AMS

 

  100th AMS 

"NEPHO"  PHOTO

 

WANTED WANTED

Thanks Peter

  ELDON SWAPP

WANTED

 

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100th OMS/99th SRS ?

U-TAPAO- THAILAND

U-2 DRAGON LADY

 

100th FMS/ 99th SRS?

U-TAPAO- THAILAND

 

100th OMS/99th SRS?

U-TAPAO-THAILAND

Patch seen on page 219 of the 4080th/100thSRW 20 Year History Book

 

100th OMS/ 99th SRS?

U-TAPAO- THAILAND

No Bottom lettering/ did it have the Dragon Lady wording removed as well?

 

 I HAVE IT

WANTED

 

 I HAVE IT

WANTED

 

     
100th OMS/ 99th SRS?

U-TAPAO- THAILAND

 

     
WANTED

 

     
       
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Project Firefly 

Ryan Test Program 1962/964

( not 100th SRW)

SHORT PERIOD OF SERVICE LEFT  

 

RE-ENLIST ??

YOU MUST BE JOKING

  J COOK ELDON SWAPP

 

ELDON SWAPP

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