IWM catalogue record
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Aerial photograph of Welford Park airfield looking south west, a T2 Hangar is at the top of the airfield, the bomb dump is on the lower left, 15 March 1944. Photograph taken by 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, sortie number US/7PH/GP/LOC230. 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
Welford was planned as an RAF bomber Operational Training Unit, but was instead allocated to the USAAF for use as a transport airfield. It was built in 1943 to a standard design, with a 6,000 foot runway with two shorter runways, hardstandings and two...