IWM catalogue record
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Aerial photograph of Lashenden (Headcorn) airfield looking north, P-51 Mustangs of the 354th Fighter Group are parked on grass around the perimeter, 11 May 1944. Photograph taken by 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, sortie number US/34GR/LOC14. 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
Close to but completely separate from RAF Headcorn, Lashenden was built for the RAF during 1942-43 as an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), initially as a light bomber base and then as a training base for mobile fighter squadrons. Enlarged and improved for...