The Public Affairs staff of the 142nd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, has published an interesting story about a recent Honor Flight activity by H. Allen Larsen, a member of the 35th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron in World War II, the Redhawks.  (Note:  The 35PRS is now the 123rd Fighter Squadron of the Oregon ANG).

Members of the Redhawks, in the 35th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron’s Photogrammetry Section, pose for a photo at Kunming, China, in October of 1944, shortly after arriving in-country. H. Allen Larsen is seen at left in the very back row.

Members of the Redhawks, in the 35th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron’s Photogrammetry Section, pose for a photo at Kunming, China, in October of 1944, shortly after arriving in-country. H. Allen Larsen is seen at left in the very back row.

Mr. Larsen was a member of the 35PRS Photogrammetry Section, a team of Airmen who took Trimetrogon-type aerial images taken by reconnaissance aircraft like the Lockheed F-5 Photo Lightning and created map products from these.  Once the 35PRS arrived at Kunming, China, the Photogrammtery Section remained at Kunming while the rest of the 35PRS moved on to Chanyi.  The Photogrammetry Section later became part of the 4th Photo Technical Unit based at Kunming.

Read the story of this Honor Flight mission which Mr. Larsen took part in at the 142FW webpage, at:

http://www.142fw.ang.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123402748

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