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(1) A file photo of a Lockheed F-5E-2-LO Lightning. Photo: USAF (1) A file photo of a Lockheed F-5E-2-LO Lightning. Photo: USAF
The 29th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron was constituted on 5 February 1943, and was re-designated the 29th Photographic Squadron (Light) the following day. It was finally activated on 1 May 1943. The unit was again re-designated, back to the 29th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron on 11 August 1943. It was disbanded on 1 May 1944.

The 29th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron was originally assigned to the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance and Mapping Group on 1 May 1943. On 21 June 1943, the 29th was re-assigned to the Third Air Force Photographic Unit Training Center, itself attached to the 2nd Photographic Reconnaissance Group. Finally, from 9 October 1943 through 1 May 1944, the 29th was assigned directly to the 2nd Photographic Reconnaissance Group.

The primary mission of the 29th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron was the training of photo reconnaissance pilots and technicians.

Photo Captions
(1) This Lightning - S/N 43-28974 - was originally built as a P-38J-15-LO, at Lockheed's Burbank, California plant. It was later converted to F-5E-2-LO specifications.
 

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