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325th Reconnaissance Wing

Constituted as 325th Photographic Wing (Reconnaissance) on 17 Jul 1944. Activated in England on 9 Aug 1944. Assigned to Eighth AF. Served in the European theater until after V-E Day. Redesignated 325th Reconnaissance Wing in Jun 1945. Inactivated in England on 20 Oct 1945.

Allotted to the reserve. Activated in the US on 9 Apr 1947. Redesignated 325th Air Division (Reconnaissance) in Apr 1948. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949.

Groups. 7th Reconnaissance: 1944-1945. 25th Bombardment (Reconnaissance): 1944-1945. 68th Reconnaissance: 1947-1949. 70th Reconnaissance: 1947-1949. 72d Reconnaissance: 1947-1949.

Stations. High Wycombe, England, 9 Aug 1944-20 Oct 1945. Hamilton Field, Calif, 9 Apr 1947-27 Jun 1949.

Commanders. Col Elliott Roosevelt, 9 Aug 1944; Brig Gen Charles Y Banfill, 17 Jan 1945; Brig Gen Elliott Roosevelt, 22 Jan 1945; Col Leon W Gray, 13 Apr 1945; Col George W Humbrecht, 19 Jun-c. Oct 1945.

Campaigns. Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe.

Decorations. None.

Data from Air Force Combat Units of World War II By Maurer, Maurer, Published 1986

Constituted as 325th Photographic Wing (Reconnaissance) on 17 Jul 1944. Activated in England on 9 Aug 1944. Assigned to Eighth AF. Served in the European theater until after V-E Day. Redesignated 325th Reconnaissance Wing in Jun 1945. Inactivated in England on 20 Oct 1945.

Allotted to the reserve. Activated in the US on 9 Apr 1947. Redesignated 325th Air Division (Reconnaissance) in Apr 1948. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949.

Groups. 7th Reconnaissance: 1944-1945. 25th Bombardment (Reconnaissance): 1944-1945. 68th Reconnaissance: 1947-1949. 70th Reconnaissance: 1947-1949. 72d Reconnaissance: 1947-1949.

Stations. High Wycombe, England, 9 Aug 1944-20 Oct 1945. Hamilton Field, Calif, 9 Apr 1947-27 Jun 1949.

Commanders. Col Elliott Roosevelt, 9 Aug 1944; Brig Gen Charles Y Banfill, 17 Jan 1945; Brig Gen Elliott Roosevelt, 22 Jan 1945; Col Leon W Gray, 13 Apr 1945; Col George W Humbrecht, 19 Jun-c. Oct 1945.

Campaigns. Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe.

Decorations. None.

Data from Air Force Combat Units of World War II By Maurer, Maurer, Published 1986



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