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Captain George Lawson congratulates his fellow airman, Flight-Officer MD Hughes, of the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group after his first mission. Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed by AAF STA 234. Not to be published.' [stamp] It appears that Flight Officer Hughes (later Captain) flew his first mission in June 1943, not 1944.

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Captain George Lawson congratulates his fellow airman, Flight-Officer MD Hughes, of the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group after his first mission. Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed by AAF STA 234. Not to be published.' [stamp]

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  • 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    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...

People

  • Malcolm Hughes

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    On mission to France on 18-Aug-43 while flying F-5A 42-13099 on a photo recce mission to France, the aircraft sustained a mechancial failure of a trim tab control rod and F/O Hughes baled out of the aircraft near Kent, UK and was not injured, the...

  • George Lawson

    Military | Colonel | Pilot; Commanding Officer
    3rd youngest Combat Commander of a Group in WWII at age 25 years. Advanced from Aviation Cadet to Lt. Col from 14 February 1942 to 8 February 1944--6 days less than 2 yrs. A record for Flying School Class - 42 B ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2014 22:40:32 466thHistorian Changes to caption
Sources

"Eyes of the Eighth" - Patricia Fussell Keen

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:28:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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