Skip to main content

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Aerial photograph of Saltby airfield looking north, the technical site and barracks are upper left of the airfield, the bomb dump is lower right, 18 April 1944. Photograph taken by 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, sortie number US/7PH/GP/LOC283. English Heritage (USAAF Photography).

Connections

Units

  • 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    Group
    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...

Locations

  • Saltby

    Military site : airfield
    Initially a grass airfield satellite to RAF Cottesmore, Saltby opened in August 1941 as the home of No. 14 OTU, but closed for development in August 1943. When allocated to the Ninth Air Force in February 1944, it had three concrete runways, 33 loop...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 October 2014 11:21:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, English Heritage Collection

Share