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9th Reconnaissance Group

Constituted as 9th Photographic Reconnaissance Group on 15 Sep 1943. Activated on 1 Oct 1943. Assigned to Third AF. With squadrons attached but none assigned, the group trained crews and units for photographic reconnaissance and combat mapping. Aircraft included B-17's, B-24's, F-4's, F-5's, F-7's, and A-20's. Disbanded on 6 May 1944.

Squadrons. (See narrative.)

Stations. Will Rogers Field, Okla, 1 Oct 1943-6 May 1944.

Commanders. Lt Col Paul A Zartman, 11 Nov 1943; Lt Col Hiette S Williams Jr, c. 5 Dec 1943-unkn.

Campaigns. None.

Decorations. None.

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


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