IWM catalogue record
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Aerial photograph of Podington airfield looking south west, the main runway runs vertically, 9 May 1944. Photograph taken by 13th Photographic Squadron, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, sortie number US/7GR/LOC334. English Heritage (USAAF Photography).
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 site : airfield
Built originally to accommodate two RAF bomber squadrons, the first USAAF unit to occupy the base was the 15th Bomb Squadron in September 1942. Podington was then used as a satellite for nearby Chelveston. Work to lengthen the runways, although this...