11th Photographic Group

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The 11th Photographic Group was a mapping unit that produced photographic maps of the US and many of the operational theatres of the Second World War.

The main part of the group operated in the US, but the group also sent detachments to Africa, to the CBI theatre (China, Burma, India), the Near and Milddle East and closer to home to Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean.

The 1st Squadron operated in Africa, the Middle East, India and China while part of the group.

The 3rd Squadron operated in India, Burma and China from December 1943-March 1944.

The 19th Squadron operated in North America, the Middle East and Africa while with the group.




Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, North American B-25 Mitchell, Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Beechcraft F-2 Expeditor, Boeing F-9 (B-17), North American F-10 Mitchell, Douglas A-20 Boston/ Havoc


19 November 1943 Constituted as 11th Photographic Group (Mapping)
1 December 1943 Activated
5 October 1944 Disbanded

Commanders (with date of appointment)

Lt Col Thomas D Brown: 8 Jan-5 Oct 1944

Main Bases

Reading AAFld, Pa: 1 Dec 1943
MacDill Field, Fla: Jan-5 Oct 1944

Component Units

1st: 1943-44
3rd: 1943-45
19th: 1943-44

Assigned To


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (15 December 2014), 11th Photographic Group , http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/11th_Photographic_Group.html

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