IWM catalogue record
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An operations officer of the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group breifs a pilot of an F-5 Lightning before an operation. Image stamped on reverse: 'Esten Illustrated.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 8 Jul 1943.' [stamp] and '273521.' [Censor no.]. Printed caption on reverse: 'Esten (Illus). Modern "Cyclops" of the USAAF. OPS 16: The operations officer, left, gives a pilot some last minute instructions. 8.7.43'
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...