IWM catalogue record
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Captain George Lawson congratulates fellow airman of the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group: Lieutenant Norris E Hartwell, after his first mission. Both men stand atop the wing of Hartwell's F-5 Lightning, 10 Jun 1943.
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...
Military | Colonel | Pilot - Group Commanding Officer
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