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1st PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP Constituted as 1st Photographic Group on 15 May 1941. Activated on 10 Tun 1941. Redesignated 1st Mapping Group in Jan 1942, and 1st Photographic Charting Group in Aug 1943. Charted and mapped areas of the US and sent detachments to perform similar functions in Alaska, Canada, Africa, the Middle East, India, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Kurils. Used a variety of aircraft, including F-2’s, F-3’s, F7’s, A-29’s, B-I~’s, &IS’S, B-24’s, and B-25’s.
Left Hawaii in Nov 1942 and, operating from bases in the South and Southwest Pacific with B-17 and B-24 aircraft, served in combat with Thirteenth AF during the~Allieddrive from the Solomons to the Philippines. Flew long patrol and photographic missions over the Solomon Islands and the Coral Sea, attacked Japanese shipping off Guadalcanal, and raided airfields in the northern Solomons until Aug 1943. Then struck enemy bases and installations on Bougainville, New Britain, and New Ireland. Raided the heavily defended Japanese base on Woleai during Apr and May 1944 and received a DUC for the action.
SQUADRONS. 3d: 1940-1942. 24th: 19221929; 1944-1948; 1951-1952. 25th: 19221943. 29th: 1943. 39th: 1944-1948; 19511952. 40th: 1944-1948; 1951-1952. 44th: 1930-1937. 74th: 1940-194271943. 395th: 1942-1943. France Field, CZ, 30 Sep 1919; Rio Hato, Panama, 9 Dec 1941; Albrook Field, CZ, 14 Jan 1943; Howard Field, CZ, Oct-1 Nov 1943. Dalhart AAFld, Tex, 19 Apr 1944; Grand Island AAFld, Neb, 19 May-18 Nov 1944; North Field, Tinian, 28 Dec 1944; Clark Field, Luzon, 28 Jan 1946; Kadena, Okinawa, I Jun 1947-18 Oct 1948.