IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Aerial photograph of Bassingbourn airfield looking south west, Whaddon is on the left, Bassingbourn cum Kneesworth is top right, the technical site and barracks are at the top of the airfield, 31 May 1944. Photograph taken by 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, sortie number US/7GR/LOC356. 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
Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...