IWM catalogue record
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Aerial photograph of the west end of Greenham Common airfield looking east, the main runway run vertically, 7 October 1943. Photograph taken by 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, sortie number US/7PH/GP/LOC62. English Heritage (USAAF Photography).
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 site : airfield
Built for the RAF in 1942 as an Operational Training Unit, it was handed over to the Eighth Air Force in 1942, and was the 51st Troop Carrier Wing's HQ in 1942. Greenham Common became a Ninth Air Force base in 1943, and was then home to a series of...