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69th Reconnaissance Group
Active 1941-1946
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Force

The 69th Reconnaissance Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with Ninth Air Force stationed at Brooks Field, Texas. It was inactivated on 29 July 1946





  • Constituted as 69th Observation Group on 21 Aug 1941
Activated on 3 Sep 1941
Redesignated: 69th Reconnaissance Group in Apr 1943
Redesignated: 69th Tactical Reconnaissance Group in Aug 1943
Redesignated: 69th Reconnaissance Group in Jun 1945
Inactivated on 29 Jul 1946


IV Ground Air Support Command, 3 Sep 1941
III Reconnaissance Command, Nov 1942
Attached to: 64 Fighter Wing, c. 22 Mar-30 Jun 1945
Third Air Force, Aug 1945



  • Used O-38, O-46, O-47, O-52, L-1, L-2, L-3, L-4, L-5, L-49, P-39, P-40, B-25, A-20, and other aircraft.

Operations History

Flew antisubmarine patrols along the Pacific coast after Pearl Harbor. Engaged primarily in air-ground training during 1943 and 1944. Began training with F-6's in Jan 1945 for duty overseas. Moved to France, Feb-Mar 1945. Assigned to Ninth AF. Flew visual-reconnaissance and photographic missions to provide intelligence for ground and air units. Redesignated 69th Reconnaissance Group in Jun 1945. Returned to the US, Jul-Aug 1945. Trained with F-6 and A-26 aircraft. Inactivated on 29 Jul 1946.


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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