The 7406th Support Squadron was activated at Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany on May 10th, 1955 and received its
first aircraft in March 1956. The mission of the 7406th SS was airborne reconnaissance. The 7406th SS owned and maintained
the aircraft and provided the flight crews. A separate USAF Security Service squadron provided the recon crew that manned
the intelligence collection positions on the aircraft.
The 7406th Support Squadron website is dedicated to the individuals who served in the 7406 SS or
the 7499 Group.