IWM catalogue record
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Aerial photograph of Membury airfield looking west, the main runway is undergoing extension, 21 April 1943. Photograph by 13th Photographic Squadron, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, sortie number US/13PH/207. 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
Planned as an RAF operational training base, Membury was built during 1942, and then upgraded in 1943 after allocation to the USAAF as a reconnaissance or transport base, with maintenance and repair depot facilities. It had eventually three concrete...