IWM catalogue record
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Aerial photograph of the technical site at Chilbolton airfield looking north, undergoing upgrade to facilitate American aircraft, 22 December 1943. Photograph taken by 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, sortie number US/7PH/GP/LOC116. 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
Planned as a grass airfield Relief Landing Ground for RAF Middle Wallop, Chilbolton was used as a fighter and Army Co-operation base during 1940-42. Enlarged and upgraded with a tarmac-surface hard perimeter track, some double blast pens and other...