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22nd Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

Squadron

Structure

Part of
  • 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...

  • 5th Photo Reconnaissance Group
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Missions

  • VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    24 June 1943
    7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group has been supplemented with antoher squadron of F-5s, the 22nd Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron. 5 F-5s are despatched on photographic reconnaissance sorties over France. This is the first mission for 22PRS.

Stations

Station Location Date
Based Mount Farm

Connections

People

  • Raymond Aggen

    Military | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

  • Morris Agins

    Military | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

  • Jose Aja

    Military | Laborer | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
    381st BG / 533rd BS www.381st.org/UnitHistory/Data/Roster.aspx

  • Raymond Aldrich

    Military | 25th Bomb Group

  • Andrew Allen

    Military | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

  • William Almond

    Military | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

  • Joseph Anders

    Military | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

  • Clarence Anderson

    Military | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

  • Earl Anderson

    Military | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

  • John Anderson

    Military | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

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Aircraft

  • 44-23603

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to 22PRS, 7PRG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escorted recon mission to Madgeburg, escort and PR aircraft bounced, during egress from target, by 3 x Me262 jets, A/C hit in starboard engine, which was feathered but shortly after exploded....

  • 44-23709

    F-5 Lightning

  • PA851

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire PA851 PR Mk XI, construction #4986, Built at Chattis Hill Spitfire Factory. ...

  • 42-67114 Maxine

    F-5 Lightning

  • 42-67132

    F-5 Lightning

  • 42-68205

    F-5 Lightning

  • 42-67122

    F-5 Lightning

  • 42-12778 Dim View

    F-5 Lightning
    Failed to Return (FTR). Lockheed F-5A-3 Lightning 42-12778 31st PRS, 10th PRG, 9th AF . 7th May 1944. Belgium. Pilot Fred Kay Hayes. KIA. MACR 5534.

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Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2016 11:57:13 general ira snapsorter Changes to type, unit encompassing associations, person associations, aircraft associations and stations
Sources

Consolidation of duplicate units and connections to reflect the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group's structure according to "Air Force Combat Units of World War 2", Ed. Maurer Maurer, Office of Air Force History. Washingto D.C. 1983. (p.45) Additional details from:

Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

Date Contributor Update
06 October 2014 16:46:23 tgstaab Changes to mission associations
Sources

From the Walter Staab collection

Date Contributor Update
06 October 2014 16:40:41 tgstaab Changes to mission associations and media associations
Sources

From the Walter Staab Collection

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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