IWM catalogue record
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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.
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...
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.
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