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71st Tactical Reconnaissance Group (71st TRG)
U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF), 5th Air Force (5th AF)
The U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF), 5th Air Force (5th AF), 71st Tactical Reconnaissance Group (71st TRG) operated in the South-West Pacific Area (SWPA) during World War II including the 17th Reconnaissance Squadron (Bombardment) (17th TRS) equipped with B-25 Mitchells and 110th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (11th TRS) equipped with P-39 Airacobras and later F-6 Mustangs.

17th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (17th TRS)
17th Reconnaissance Squadron (Bombardment) also known as (17th RS). Also known as the 17th Tac Recon Squadron or 17th Tac Recon

82nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (82nd TRS) "The Strafin' Saints"
Also known as the 82nd Tac Recon Squadron or 82nd Tac Recon. Initially began operating from Saidor Airfield in New Guinea. On June 3, 1944 the ground echelon began a movement to Biak.

P-39N "Rockfort Rocket" 42-18988  ultimate fate unknown
P-39N "Little Sir Echo / Small Fry" 42-19027  abandoned at Tadji, salvaged 1974 displayed Planes of Fame
P-39N "San Antonio Rose" 42-19039  abandoned at Tadji, salvaged 1967 displayed at J.K. McArthy Museum
P-39Q 42-19939  pilot Zaleski crashed March 6, 1944
P-39Q "Moise II" 42-20013  assigned to pilot Lt. Holt ultimate fate unknown likely scrapped
P-39Q "Snooks" 42-20351  pilot Harrison MIA May 21, 1944, 1 missing
P-39Q 42-20353  pilot Rice MIA September 2, 1944, 1 missing
P-39Q 42-20355  pilot Diffenderffer crashed April 9, 1944, 1 missing
P-39Q 42-20357  pilot Ronning MIA September 2, 1944, 1 missing
P-39Q 44-3569  pilot Bailey MIA September 2, 1944, 1 missing
P-39Q pilot Graham crashed March 1, 1944

References
Combat Squadrons of the Air Force World War II (1982) pages XXX [PDF pages XXX]
Rocky Boyer's War: An Unvarnished History of the Air Blitz that Won the War in the Southwest Pacific (2017) by Allen D. Boyer

87th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (87th TRS)
The 87th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (87th TRS) was also known as the 17th Recon Squadron or 17th Photo Recon. Arrived at Finschafen Airfield in New Guinea. On On May 25, 1944 the air echeolon moved to Wakde Airfield.

P-39Q "Brooklyn Bum 2nd" 42-19993  abandoned at Tadji, salvaged 1974 restored to flight 2004

References
Combat Squadrons of the Air Force World War II (1982) pages XXX [PDF pages XXX]
Rocky Boyer's War: An Unvarnished History of the Air Blitz that Won the War in the Southwest Pacific (2017) by Allen D. Boyer

110th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (110th TRS)
The 110th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (110th TRS) was also known as the 110th Tac Recon Squadron or 110th Tac Recon.

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