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VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

24 September 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

8 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photo recce sorites over France. One is forced to return when it is intercepted by an enemy aircraft. No losses or claims.

Mission details

1.

Description

PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

Aircraft type

F-5 Lightning

Notes

1 aircraft forced to return because it was intercepted by an enemy aircraft.

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 8
Number of aircraft Damaged 1

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 June 2015 20:27:06 Lee8thbuff Changes to name
Sources

Lee Cunningham 29-Jun-2015. Added PHOTO RECCE to title.

Date Contributor Update
29 June 2015 16:38:57 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 29-Jun-2015. Added Mission Description 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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