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Major George Lawson congratulates his colleague of the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group , Lieutenant Clark Hawes, after his first mission. Hawes is sat in the cockpit of his F-5 Lightning.



  • 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...


  • Clark Hawes

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    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.

  • 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