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2d Reconnaissance Group
Active 1942-1944
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Force

The 2d Reconnaissance Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the Third Air Force, being stationed at Will Rogers Field, Oklaholma. It was inactivated on 1 May 1944.

The unit was active during World War II as a reconnaissance and mapping training unit, initially being assigned to Second Air Force, then to Third Air Force in October 1943. The group also trained crews and occasionally provided personnel to help man new groups and squadrons. Aircraft included B-17's, B-24's, B-25's, L-4's, L-5's, P-38's, and A-20's.

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History

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Lineage

  • Constituted as 2nd Photographic Group on 1 May 1942
Activated on 7 May 1942
Redesignated: 2nd Photographic Reconnaissance and Mapping Group in May 1943
Redesignated: 2nd Photographic Reconnaissance Group in Aug 1943
Disbanded on 1 May 1944

Assignments

Components

  • 6th Photographic Squadron: 1942
  • 7th Photographic Squadron: 1942-1944
  • 10th Photographic Squadron: 1942-1944
  • 11th (formerly 5th) Photographic Squadron: 1942-1944
  • 29th Photographic Squadron: 1943-1944.

Stations

References

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0892010924.

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