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12th Observation Group

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Country  United States
Role  Reconnaissance
Type  group
Part of  Eighth Corps Area
12th Observation Group
Active  1 Oct 1930 – 30 Jun 1937
Branch  United States Air Force

The 12th Reconnaissance Group is a disbanded United States Air Force unit. It was last active as the 12th Observation Group assigned to the Eighth Corps Area of the United States Army at Brooks Field, Texas. It was inactivated on 30 June 1937.

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The 12th Observation Group was a United States Army Air Corps interwar-period unit. It commanded O-1, O-2 and O-19 observation squadrons in the Western United States. In 1936 its headquarters was combined with its support squadron, the 62d Service Squadron. Prior to its activation, these squadrons has been assigned to various Army ground units. Upon its inactivation, its personnel were transferred to the 82d Observation Squadron.

Lineage

  • Constituted as the 12th Group (Composite) 6 February 1923
  • Redesignated 12th Observation Group in 1924
  • Activated on 1 October 1930
  • Consolidated with the 62d Service Squadron on 1 September 1936 Consolidated with the 62d Aero Squadron on 1 December 1936
  • Inactivated on 1 June 1937
  • Redesignated 12th Reconnaissance Group on 1 January 1938 (remained inactive)
  • Disbanded on 15 June 1983
  • Assignments

  • IV Corps Air Service: 6 February 1923 (in inactive status)
  • Fourth Corps Area: 19 June 1927 (remained inactive)
  • Eighth Corps Area: 14 January 1929 (remained inactive)
  • Ninth Corps Area: 14 January 1929 (remained inactive)
  • Eighth Corps Area: 1 October 1930 – 1 June 1937
  • Stations

  • Langley Field, Virginia (designated mobilization station): 6 February 1923
  • Carlstrom Field, Florida (designated mobilization station): 1928
  • Maxwell Field, Alabama (designated mobilization station): 1930
  • Dodd Field: Texas, 1 October 1930
  • Brooks Field, Texas: 1 October 1931 – 20 June 1937
  • Components

  • 3d Observation Squadron, 31 October 1931 – 1 March 1935 (attached 1 October 1930 – 31 October 1931 and 1 March 1935 – 1 June 1937)
  • 10th Observation Squadron, 6 February 1923 – 1 October 1930 (inactive)
  • 12th Observation Squadron, 1 October 1930 – 1 June 1937
  • 16th Observation Squadron, 1 October 1930 – 15 March 1931 (attached to United States Army Cavalry School)
  • 22d Observation Squadron, 30 June 1931 – 1 June 1937
  • 58th Service Squadron, May 1929 – 1 October 1929 (inactive); 1 October 1930 – 1 June 1931
  • 62d Service Squadron, 1 October 1931 – 1 September 1936 (consolidated with group headquarters)
  • 88th Observation Squadron, 30 June 1931 – 1 March 1935
  • 91st Observation Squadron, 1 October 1930 – 23 March 1931 (attached to Ninth Corps Area)
  • 383d Service Squadron, 6 February 1923 – May 1929 (inactive)
  • References

    12th Observation Group Wikipedia


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