IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Personnel of the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group unload Aircraft magazine cameras from a truck, into a crew hut. Image stamped on reverse: 'Esten Illustrated.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 8 Jul 1943.' [stamp] and '273511.' [Censor no.]. A printed caption was previously attached to the reverse, however this has been damaged, the remaining text reads: 'ESTEN (ILLUS). Modern "Cyclops" of the USAAF. 8.7.43 ... and camera team meet the returning ... magazines are removed and carefully places ... are then rushed to the processing ... where they are seen being taken.'
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...