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2060th Mobile Weather Squadron

(Predecessor of 6th Weather Squadron (Mobile)

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The 6th Weather Squadron historical documents and artifacts are also available on CDs.

 
The Following History was provided by: Joe Kerwin

6TH WEATHER SQUADRON (MOBILE)

LINEAGE:  Constituted as the Air Corps Detachment, Weather, Panama on 15 November 1940, it was activated at Albrook Field, Canal Zone, and assigned to the Panama Canal Air Force ( later Caribbean Air Force, and Sixth Air Force) on 11 December 1940. It was re-designated as the 6th Air Corps Squadron, Weather (Regional Control) on 18 November 1941. It was re-designated as the 6th Army Air Forces squadron, Weather (Regional Control) on 1 May 1942 and as the 6th Weather Squadron on 14 September 1942. It was assigned under the 8th Weather Group (AFCON) on 14 January 1946 and moved to Patrick AFB, Florida on 5 April 1950. The 6th was assigned to Air Weather Service on 2 May 1951. It was assigned to the 1st Weather Group and moved to Tinker AFB , Oklahoma on 20 May 1952. It was re-designated to the 6th Weather Squadron (Mobile) on 1 August 1952 and on 20 January 1953 assigned directly to Air Weather Service. The 6th Weather Squadron was assigned in place to the 4th Weather Group on 1 November 1956 and to the 6th Weather Wing on 8 October 1965. On 1 July 1971 it was assigned to the 7th Weather Wing , and on 30 June 1972 to the 5th Weather Wing. The 6th was assigned in place to the 7th Weather Wing on 1 January 1976 and moved to Eglin (Hurlburt) Florida 0n 28 June 1985.

AWARDS: Service Streamer, American Theater, World War II, 7 Dec 1941-2Mar 1946; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for 1 Jul 1964-30 Jun 1966; 1 Jul 1967-30 Jun 1969; 1 Jan1970-31 Dec 1971; 1 Jul 1972-30 Jan 1973;1 Jul 1973-31 Dec 1974; 1 Jul 1977-30 Jun 1979.

FIRST EMBLEM: Approved on 14 December 1943 for 6th Weather Squadron (Regional). SIGNIFICANCE: The insignia is representative of weather phenomena in the tropical regions. The six red stars spaced equidistant around the border of the disc depict the numerical designation of the squadron.

SECOND EMBLEM: Approved on 20 August 1956 for 6th Weather Squadron (Mobile). SIGNIFICANCE: The American bald eagle symbolizes the strength, speed, and alertness of the United States and the 6th Weather Squadron ( Mobile). The "tornado alley" and the atomic energy projects supported by the squadron are symbolized by the tornado funnel and atom nuclear symbol. The ground mobile device portrays and important item of equipment. Severe weather warning is symbolized by the cloud and lightning.

MOTTO: Willing and Able

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A very short history of 6th Weather Squadron (Mob.)
 
-- Activated at Albrook Field Panama, 15 Nov. 1940, as Air Corps         Detachment Weather
 
-- 11 Dec 1940 redesignated 6th Air Corp Squadron (Weather)
 
-- 18 Nov 1941 redesignated 6th Army Air Corp Squadron, Mobile
 
-- 1 May 1942 redesignated 6th Weather Squadron
 
-- 5 April 1950 moved to Patrick AFB, FL.
 
-- 20 May 1952 moved to Tinker AFB, OK.
 
-- 1 Aug 1952 redesignated 6th Weather Squadron (Mobile)
 
-- 28 Jun 1985 move to Eglin AFB, FL. (Hurlburt Field)
 
-- 1 Oct 1991 deactivated at Eglin AFB, FL. (Hurlburt Field)
 
Summary by: Shirly Eldringhoff

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Commanders and Date of Assignment

1940 ~ Capt. James B. Baker

6 Jul 1942 ~ Lt Col Chester W. Cecil

26 Aug 1942 ~ 1Lt. Ralph W. Beatty

19 May 1943 ~ Capt. William F. Gannon

20 Jun 1944 ~ Capt. Bryan F. Smith

23 Jun 1944 ~ 1Lt. Robert E. Kennedy

02 Sep 1944 ~ Maj. Lloyd H. Mager

20 Jun 1946 ~ Maj. George W. Moxon

1 Sep 1948 ~ Maj. Ralph P. Thompson

11 Apr 1949 ~ Lt Col John A. Haas

5 Apr 1950 ~ Lt Col Ralph G. Suggs

Aug 1951 ~ Maj. Mark J. Brown, Jr

20 May 1952 ~ Lt Col William S. Barney

Sep 1954 ~ Lt Col Ernest J. Fawbush

Sep 1955 ~ Lt Col Bernard Pusin

12 Feb 1958 ~ Lt Col Eugene T. Early

08 Sep 1958 ~ Lt Col Bernard Pusin

25 May 1961 ~ Lt Col David C. Barrow

8 Aug 1961 ~ Lt Col Elwyn A. Moseley

3 May 1967 ~ Lt Col Robert W. Vincent

05 Jul 1967 ~ Col Frank Z. Kamer Jr.

2 Jun 1970 ~ Col Howard D. Turner ( Temporary)

Oct 1970 Col Howard D. Turner

1 Jun 1974 ~ Col Norman L. Clark

1 Jun 1978 ~ Lt Col Ivan L. Johnson

11 May 1979 ~ Lt Col Ronald R. Brown

10 Aug 1979 ~ Lt Col Don R. Van Leuven

2 Sep 1983 ~ Lt Col Vincent P. Grocki

17 Jun 1985 ~ Lt Col David O. Roark

Jun 1987 ~ Lt Col Thomas W. Utley, Jr.

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2060TH MOBILE WEATHER SQUADRON

LINEAGE: Designated as the 21st Mobile Weather Squadron on 19 May 1948, it was organized at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma and assigned to the 59th (later the 2059th) Weather Wing on 1 June 1948. It was re-designated as the 2021st Mobile Weather Squadron on 1 October 1948 and the 2060th Mobile Weather Squadron on 1 January 1949. It was discontinued on 20 May 1952.

Commanders and Date of Assignment

1 Jun 1948 ~ Maj. August W. Throgmorton

11 Apr 1950 ~ Lt. Col. Ernest R. Miller

7 May 1952 ~ Col. William S. Barney

 

           

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