12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
The Vietnam War
The 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron flew unarmed and unescorted low-level high speed reconnaissance missions in the RF-4C Phantom. Scroll down or use the menu to the right to learn more about the people and their mission.
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Veterans, fathers, and sons...meet the men who adopted the Recce motto: Alone! Unarmed! Unafraid?
Read the citations of these men and their extraordinary deeds.
Unarmed night missions near Pongyang, dual engine failure over the ocean and the misadventures of guard duty. Learn more about the experiences of these men and their squadron.
Photo from the Reed Collection with permission of Mark from McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II's of the Royal Australian Air Force
Browse dozens of images from the personal collections of members of the 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
Review the chronological timeline of significant events for the 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron during the Korean War.
During the Korean War, the 12th participated in seven United Nations Campaigns agains North Korea. Learn more about the 12th's involvement in these campaigns.
Learn more about the types of missions the 12th flew during the Korean War.
AIRCRAFT & EQUIPMENT
The 12th flew the RB-26 Invader during the Korean War. Learn more about the features and capabilities of this high speed night reconnaissance aircraft.