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6 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photo resse sorties over France, Belgium and Holland. 1 aircraft sustained a runaway prop shortly after take-off. Pilot attempted to return to base but runway was obscured by haze. He then attempted a landing at RAF Bradwell Bay, but landing gear failed to deploy and he made a wheels up landing. Aircraft was Damaged Beyond Repair (DBR) and was salvaged. Pilot RTD.
PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE MISSION
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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...
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Military | Captain | Pilot | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
On 21 Jan 1944, F-5B (P-38) 42-67362 lost an engine and made a wheels up landing at RAF Bradwell Bay on return from photo recon mission over enemy territory. RTD.
F-5B-1-LO 42-67362 was assigned to the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, 13th PR Squadron at Mount Farm, UK. The aircraft, piloted by 1LI Clark C. Hawes, was despatched on a photo recce sortie to France. The aircraft sustained a runaway prop...