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A Mark XI Spitfire, (serial number MB946) of the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group landing at Mount Farm. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographioc Reconnaissance Squadron. Handwritten on slide:"MB946 Mount Farm R. Astrella"

IWM catalogue record

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

A Mark XI Spitfire, (serial number MB946) of the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group takes off at Mount Farm. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographioc Reconnaissance Squadron. Handwritten on slide:"MB946 Mount Farm R. Astrella"

Connections

Units

  • 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

  • Robert Astrella

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Photographic Supply
    Staff Sergeant Robert Astrella was a keen photographer, he photographed the aircraft that visited Mount Farm, and like many airmen he used his leave to travel to historic sites around Britain. His colour photographs are a rich record of Britain at war ...

Aircraft

  • MB946

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire MB946 PR Mk XIT, Built at Chattis Hill. ...

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 April 2015 15:40:21 Pyker Changes to unit associations
Sources

Associated squadron.

Date Contributor Update
22 April 2015 08:23:34 Bob92 Changes to caption
Sources

With flaps down the aircraft is in a landing configuration

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:28:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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