2d Photographic Reconnaissance Group

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2d Reconnaissance Group
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Emblem of the 2d Reconnaissance Group
Active 1942–1944
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces

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, Oklahoma. 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.

History

Lineage

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

Assignments

Components

Stations

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.

External links

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