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VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

19 May 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

7PTG/13PRS despatches 4 F-5s photographic reconnaissnace sorties over France and Germany. The one over Germany was sent to document the effectiveness of the heavy bombing mission to Kiel, Germany earlier in the day. This was the first 8th Air Force photo sortie over mainland Germany.

Mission details

1. KIEL / NORTH WEST FRANCE

Description

PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

Aircraft type

F-5 Lightning

Notes

Photo recce mission over NW France and to Kiel Germany. First 8th Air Force Photo recce mission over Germany proper.

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 4

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2015 17:49:46 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 4-Jan-2015. DEscription based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Lee Cunningham, 8th Air Force missions research database / Stan Bishop's 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces', the Combat Chronology of the US Army Air Forces and the work of Roger Freeman including the 'Mighty Eighth War Diary'.

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