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VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

26 July 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

5 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photo reconnaissance sorties along the French-Channel coast.

Mission details

1. FRENCH COAST

Description

PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

Aircraft type

F-5 Lightning

Notes

Not yet known

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...

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 5

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 May 2015 17:01:05 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 9-May-2015. Edited title and added Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:15 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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