548th and 67th Reconnaissance Association

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Links to Related Sites

548th RTG Facebook Page

548th RTG E-Group, where members can chat with other members of the 548th, need to follow the link and register on Yahoo to use it

548th RTG Classmates.com page

544th SIW/ARTW, Offutt AFB, NE, Alumni Association Facebook Page

544th TMS Facebook Page

67th Reconnaissance Technical Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan, Association Website

497th Reconnaissance Technical Group Website

497th RTG E-Group on Yahoo

496th Reconnaissance Technical Squadron Webpage

Hawaii Aviation Website, Historical information and photos of Hickam and other installations in Hawaii

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

NRO 424 page declassiified (Formerly TS Code Word)  report on the KH-9 mapping camera

Links from the 67 RTS Website:    
A  Personal Story with the Blackbird
Flight of the Dragon Lady

 

Roadrunners Internationale This is the website for the aviators that flew the U2's and SR71's that supplied the 67th RTS with the film for processing, interpreting and the disseminating of intelligence.

 

AVweb's EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: LOCKHEED U-2S "DRAGON LADY" COCKPIT TOUR

 

Cold War Black Projects Yokota Fact Sheet
Mount Fuji Photos on Go Japan Japan Times
Tokyo hotels The Big Day
   

 

Local Boys

General Rokke General Heinz

 

  Goodies


ASIA FROM ABOVE:

All about the activities of the USAF 67th Reconnaissance Technical Squadron at
Yokota Japan from 1957 to 1971.  The 67th did the initial film processing and photo
interpretation on all the Black Cat/Church Door U-2 missions, starting in 1962,
we worked OXCART/Black Shield after September 1967 (including the Pueblo missions
and the final search for the lost A-12), and we did all the Giant Scale missions
from the first operational flight over SEA until 1971.  Before that we had Chinat RB-57
missions and RF-101s dicing over Chicom airfields across from Taiwan.  We also
worked SAC and CIA U-2 missions, high altitude SEA drones and peripheral missions
over other countries in the Far East.  GRC 100 and BX 6847 were probably our most
famous/exciting efforts, but it was the 67th RTS that converted all those flights into
useable intelligence and gave them meaning.  For thirteen years, most of the imagery
collected in the Far East, went through us.  We innovated reporting formats, data bases 
and computer systems that were leaders in the field.

The book is 480 pages, including over 100 pages of photos,
8.5" x 11" trade paperback.

Get your copy at Authorhouse, or your favorite bookstore or Amazon.com!

 

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 The following link to a great video on a U-2 flight was provided by Steve Pagel.

 Subject:   Take A Ride in a Spy  Plane

 

1. Click on the link after the narrative below!  

2. The U2 aircraft climbs at an amazing rate of nearly 10,000 feet a minute. Within about four minutes, I was at 40,000 feet, higher than any commercial airplane. We kept going up to 13 miles above Earth's surface. You get an incredible sensation up there. As you look out        the windows at 70,000 feet, it feels like you're floating, it feels like you're not moving, but you're actually going 500 mph.. The U-2 was built to go higher than any other aircraft. In fact today, more than 50 years since it went into production, the U-2 flies higher than any aircraft in the world with the exception of the space shuttle.  

3. It is flying more missions and longer missions than ever before nearly 70 missions a        month over Iraq and Afghanistan , an operational tempo that is unequaled  in history. The pilots fly for 11 hours at a time, sometimes more than 11 hours up there alone.

4. By flying so high, the U-2 has the capability of doing reconnaissance over a country without actually violating its airspace. It can look off to the side, peering 300 miles or        more inside a country without actually flying over it.

5. It can "see" in the dark and through clouds. It can also "hear," intercepting        conversations 14 miles below. The U-2, an incredible piece of history and also a current piece of high technology, is at the center of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan ..  

6. Enjoy this video. Enjoy the ride!

7. Take A Ride in a Spy Plane, Click the link below. Go to the lower right corner of the screen and click the icon immediately to the left of the volume control to bring up the full screen.

 http://www.wimp.com/breathtakingfootage/ 

 

 

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