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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


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