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  • Simon Beck
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2007
    • 224

    Whats a Geodetic Squadron?

    Hello,

    I've been reading about SAC, 55th in particular, and am wondering if anyone could
    inform me about what a Geodectic Squadron was assigned to do?
    These squadrons werre around in the late 40s.
    Thanks
    Simon Beck
    www.uswarplanes.net
    www.c82packet.com

    "That engine's rated at 2000 horse-power."
  • charliehunt
    Nearly there!
    • Oct 2012
    • 11459

    #2
    Geodesy is the study of the earth's gravitational field isn't it? So did the aircraft undertake measurements over designated areas and frequencies perhaps?
    Charlie

    Keep smiling - it's never as bad as you think!!

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    • batsi
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jan 2009
      • 51

      #3
      google is your friend

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      • Ian Hunt
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Oct 2010
        • 221

        #4
        Geodetetic or geodesic?

        : )

        Ian

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        • Simon Beck
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jan 2007
          • 224

          #5
          Geodetic - unless this is an abbreviation?

          I tried Google first up and yes it does return some hits but nothing definitive or enlightening.

          I'm wondering if its something to do with the DEW line being a part of SAC?
          Simon Beck
          www.uswarplanes.net
          www.c82packet.com

          "That engine's rated at 2000 horse-power."

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          • Lazy8
            Adrian Constable
            • Apr 2012
            • 563

            #6
            I found this brief history:
            http://www.1370th.org/gsshistory/Our...rethren_2.docx
            It starts in May 1954, but implies there was some activity before then.

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            • Mike J
              Senior Member
              • Jan 2000
              • 3241

              #7
              http://www.1370th.org/gsshistory/gsshistory.htm

              http://www.1370th.org/gsshistory/Our...rethren_2.docx

              The above links tell us that they consisted of ground-based surveyors, and 'didn't have an aerial mission.'

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