15th AF The Fifteenth Air Force 15th AF

5th Photo Recon Group

The 5th Photo Recon Group consisted of the following organizations:

15th Photo Recon Squadron 32nd Photo Recon Squadron 4th Photo Tech squadron

Col. Gray

Courtesy of Gerry Kersey

Col. Leon W. Gray.  At this time, he was a Major. He was CO of the 5th Photo Reconnaissance Group, which he led in North Africa (La Marsa, Tunisia) and Italy (San Severo) from October 1942 to February 1944. This aircraft, F-5A-10  #42-13123, was lost in action on September 11, 1944, when Lt. Col. James F. Setchell of HQ, 90th Photo Wing (the 5th Photo Reconnaissance Group was attached to this Wing) ditched the aircraft off the coast of Greece near Athens during a low-altitude photo mission (which he survived).

4th Photo Tech Sqdn

Courtesy of Tommaso Palermo

4th Photo Tech Squadron in San Severo, Italy

4th Photo Tech Sqdn

Courtesy of Tommaso Palermo

4th Photo Tech Squadron in San Severo, Italy

4th Photo Tech Sqdn

Courtesy of Tommaso Palermo

4th Photo Tech Squadron in San Severo, Italy