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

Lieutenant-Colonel George Lawson shakes the hand of his fellow airman, Major Walter Weitner, of the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group near Wietner's Spitfire Mark XI.



  • 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...


  • 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 ...

  • Walter Weitner

    Military | Major | Pilot
    1st man to fly alone and unarmed over Berlin. won the Silver Star for this Silver Star


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:28:13 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection