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Juno Beach June 12, 1944 [Cropped]
June 12, 1944. Souvenir photo. John S Blyth was sent on a mission to photograph the Loire bridges from Nantes to Tours. He was flying Spitifire MK XI PA841 of the 14th Squadron of the 7th Photo Group based at Mount Farm, Oxfordshire, UK.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    Based for the majority of their service at Mount Farm, Oxfordshire, the 7th Photographic Group (Reconnaissance) took over three million intelligence photos during the course of 4,251 sorties over occupied Europe. The Group was awarded a Distinguished...

  • 14th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron


  • John Blyth

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    31 October 1943 in F-5A#212322 forced to return to base due to equipment problems and haze. Attempting to land at RAF Thame, did not stop in time and had accident.


  • PA841 'Kisty the 1st'

    Supermarine Spitfire PA841 Mk PRXIT Const #4993, Built at Chattis Hill. ...



  • Mount Farm

    Military site : airfield
    Originally a grass airfield satellite for the RAF Photographic Reconnaissance Unit at nearby RAF Benson, Mount Farm was built in 1940-1941. It had three concrete runways, 49 dispersals (24 concrete pan type plus 25 PSP squares), and eight blister...


Date Contributor Update
19 November 2015 10:04:50 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations