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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Colonel James G Hall, congratulates his colleague of the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group , Captain George Lawson, after his first mission. Both men stand atop the wing of Lawson's F-5 Lightning. 8 Jun 1943. Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed by AAF STA 234. Not to be published.' [stamp]



  • 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    7th Photographic Reconnaissance 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...


  • James Hall

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer
    See the book 'The Eyes of the Eighth' by Patricia Keen in which there are some 20 references to Hall. Also 9 pictures ETO Ribbon, Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross

  • George Lawson

    Military | Colonel | Pilot; Commanding Officer
    3rd youngest Combat Commander of a Group in WWII at age 25 years. Advanced from Aviation Cadet to Lt. Col from 14 February 1942 to 8 February 1944--6 days less than 2 yrs. A record for Flying School Class - 42 B ...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:28:12 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection