6994th Security Squadron (USAF)
Served in: Vietnam War
Dates of Service: 1966-1974
The 6994th Security Squadron represented the Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) segment of a highly successful U.S Air Force program which located enemy field radio transmitters by Airborne Radio Direction Finding. Flying in specially modified versions of the C-47 “Gooney Bird” operated by three Tactical Electronic Warfare squadrons, 6994th personnel were instrumental in providing timely and vital intelligence to Free World forces throughout Southeast Asia.
For more information, on the 6994th Security Squadron’s history and current commemoration efforts, see the EC-47 website.