IWM catalogue record
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Aerial photograph of Folkingham airfield looking south, the main runway runs, the bomb dump is to top left airfield, the technical site and barrack sites are bottom left, C-47 Skytrains of the 313th Troop Carrier Group are parked on hard standings near the T2 hangar on the right, 9 May 1944. Photograph taken by 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, sortie number US/7GR/LOC334. 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
Folkingham was built as a decoy airfield - kniown as a 'KQ' site in 1940-1941. Built up as a bomber Station for the RAF in 1943, it was handed to the Ninth Air Force in 1944, where it was used by the 313th Troop Carrier Group. It was also used as a...