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Aerial photograph of Grove airfield looking east, Wantage is to the right, 21 April 1943. Photograph taken by 13th Photographic Squadron, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, sortie number US/13PH/207. English Heritage (USAAF Photography).

Visible outside the airfield perimeter at the 6 o'clock position is the road structure of the later bomb store to a 1942 pattern. Zooming in shows evidence of an early war 1940 bomb store layout typified by a 'knuckleduster' road layout. It was usual to supplement this type of inefficient store with the addition, later, of the September 1942 pattern but in this case - possibly due to land restraints - the original store has been overbuilt.

IWM catalogue record

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

Aerial photograph of Grove airfield looking east, Wantage is to the right, 21 April 1943. Photograph taken by 13th Photographic Squadron, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, sortie number US/13PH/207. English Heritage (USAAF Photography).

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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...

Locations

  • Grove

    Military site : airfield
    Grove was originally intended to be a base for an RAF Operational Training Unit. Construction began in late 1941 and the airfield was usable by October 1942. The airfield was built to a standard design for bomber bases, with a main 6,000 feet runway,...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2014 07:27:56 PETERTHEEATER Changes to caption
Sources

Peter E Hamlin, RAF Armourer 1956 - 1970

Date Contributor Update
30 October 2014 11:21:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, English Heritage Collection

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