IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
A Mosquito (Z, serial number MM 345) of the 25th Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group. Written on slide casing: '25 BG Mosquito Z.'
The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...
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...
MM345 was Hatfield built and delivered by 4 May 1944 and was damaged on 8 Sept 1944 at USAAF station 376, RAF Watton in a landing accident whilst being piloted by 1st Lt Robert C Grimes USAAF.