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69th Tactical Reconnaissance Group


US Air Force Combat Units of World War II Description

Constituted as 69th Observation Group on 21 Aug 1941. Activated on 3 Sep 1941. Redesignated 69th Reconnaissance Group in Apr 1943, and 69th Tactical Reconnaissance Group in Aug 1943. Used O-38, O-46, O-47, O-52, L-I, L-2, L-3,L-4, L-5, L-49, P-39, P-40, B-25, A-20, and other aircraft. Flew antisubmarine patrols along the Pacific coast after Pearl Harbor. Engaged primarily in air-ground training during 1943 and 1944. Began training with F-4s 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 Jul1946


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  • 44-12527

    F-6 Mustang
    F-6K 44-12527 was active at Neubiberg AB near Munich in Summer 1948 as part of the 86th CG (Composite Group).

  • 44-12234 Rio Rita

    F-6 Mustang

  • 44-12826

    F-6 Mustang
    F-6K 44-12826 was delivered to the Swiss AF in 1948.

  • 44-12813

    F-6 Mustang
    F-6K 44-12813 was active in Germany postwar.




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