IWM catalogue record
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Aerial photograph of Hethel airfield, looking south east, the main runway runs horizontally, the bomb dump is at the bottom, 29 December 1943. Photograph by 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, sortie number US/7PH/GP/LOC127. 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
Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...