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

Ground personnel of the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group fit cameras into an F-5 Lightning before a long-range mission. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group. Handwritten on slide case:"F-5 under maintenance Robert Astrella"



  • 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...


  • 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 ...


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08 September 2014 15:29:01 AAM AAM ingest

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