III Reconnaissance Command was a United States Army Air Forces unit. Its last assignment was with Third Air Force stationed at Rapid City Army Air Base, South Dakota. It was inactivated on 8 April 1946.
History [ edit ]
Lineage [ edit ]
I Air Support Command on 21 August 1941
Activated on 4 September 1941
I Ground Air Support Command in April 1942 Redesignated as:
I Air Support Command in September 1942 Redesignated as:
I Tactical Air Division in August 1943 Redesignated as:
III Tactical Air Division in April 1944 Redesignated as:
III Reconnaissance Command in June 1945 Inactivated on 9 April 1946
Disbanded on 8 October 1948.
Assignments [ edit ]
Components [ edit ]
Various observation and light bombardment organizations
Stations [ edit ]
Operations [ edit ]
Flew antisubmarine patrols off the east coast, 7 December 1941 – 15 October 1942. Trained light bombardment crews, participated in air-ground maneuvers, and demonstrated air support techniques, September 1941-May 1944. Trained reconnaissance personnel and organizations, May 1944 – 1946.
References [ edit ]
This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History.
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