December 15th, 2000

Combat Camera

Petty Officer First Class John Palcewski, USNR, attached to Combat Camera/Audio Visual Unit 194, Naval Air Station Willow Grove, 1982 - 1988. Because of the Top Secret classification of his assignments here and overseas, he is not permitted to discuss them.

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Top Secret

A2C John Palcewski, Photo-Radar Interpreter Specialist, far right, at Intelligence Division, 4128th Strategic Wing, at the Strategic Air Command's base in Amarillo, TX. From 1960 to 1963 he prepared Top Secret materials for combat mission folders used by navigators in the Wing's B-52 bombers, and provided radar artwork predictions of assigned targets in Russia and China. He also used inflight photography of B-52 radar to evaluate performance of navigators on practice bombing runs. He received a commendation from SAC headquarters for devising a more efficient means of calculating radar shadow lengths on simulations of enemy targets.

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