Constituted as 423rd Observation Group on 30 Mar 1943. Activated on 1 Apr 1943. Assigned to Third AF. Redesignated 413rd Reconnaissance Group on 10 Apr 1943. Original mission of training replacements was changed in Jun 1943 to training pilot instructors for III Fighter Command. Disbanded on 15 Aug 1943.
Squadrons. 29th: 1943. 32d: 1943 33d: 1943. 34th: 1943.
Stations. DeRidder AAB, La, 1 Apr-15 Aug 1943.
Data from Air Force Combat Units of World War II By Maurer, Maurer, Published 1986