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5th: 1944-1946. 6th: 19441946. 7th: 194-1946. 8th: 1944-1946. Syracuse AAB, NY, I May 1944; Baer Field, Ind, 9-27 Oct 1944; Biak, Nov 1944; Dulag, Leyte, May 1945; Okinawa, c. zo Aug 1945; Yokota, Japan, c. 22 Sep 1945-15 Jan 1946. COMMANDERS. Col William J Bell, May 1944; Maj Arthur D Thomas, 10 Dec 1~5-unkn. 2d RECONNAISSANCE GROUP Constituted as 2d Photographic Group on I May 1942 and activated on 7 May, Redesignated 2d Photographic Reconnaissance and Mapping Group in May 1943; and 2d Photographic Reconnaissance Group in Aug 1943.
Assigned to Strategic Air Command. Redesignated 5th Strategic Reconnaissance Group in Jul 1949. Equipped with RB-29’s. Redesignated 5th Strategic Reconnaissance Group (Heavy) in Sep 1950. Began converting to B-36’s. Inactivated on 16 Jun 1952. SQUADRONS. 6th Pursuit: 1919-1927. 19th Pursuit: 1924-1927. 23d: 1922-1930, 1g38-1g47, 1947-1952. 26th Attack: 19301938. jrst: 1938-1947, 1949-1952. 38th: 1947- 1949. 72d: 1923- 1930, 1938-1 947, 1949-1952- 338th: 1947-1949- 394th (formerly 4th) : 1920-1922, 1927-1938, 19391946.
Redesignated 513th Troop Carrier Group in Sep 1945. Moved to China in Nov. Inactivated on 15 Apr 1946. Redesignated 513th Troop Carrier Group (Special). Activated in Germany on 19 Nov 1948. Assigned to United States Air Forces in Europe. Using C-54’s, transported food, coal, and other supplies during the Berlin airlift, 1948-1949. Inactiuated in Germany on 16 Oct 1949. Redesignated 513th Troop Carrier Group (Assault, Fixed Wing). Activated in the US on 8 Nov 1955. Assigned to Tactical Air Command and equipped with C-123 aircraft.