Colonel James Goodwin Hall of the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group in the cockpit of an F-5 Lightning. Image stamped on reverse: 'Esten Illustrated.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 8 Jul 1943.' [stamp] and '273522.' [Censor no.]. A printed caption was previously attached to the reverse, however this has been removed. Handwritten caption on reverse: '28/3/43.'
An operations officer of the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group checks the assignments board. Image stamped on reverse: 'Esten Illustrated.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 9 Jul 1943.' [stamp- crossed out by censor], 'Not to be published.' [stamp] and '273526.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'Esten (Illus). Modern Cyclops of the USAAF. OPS 12: The operations officer checks the assignments board for the day. 8.7.43'
Colonel James G Hall, Commander, Major James Wright, Group operations and Captain George A Lawson of the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group with the nose of an F-5 Lightning. 1943. Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed by AAF STA 234. Not to be published.' [stamp]
Colonel James G Hall, congratulates his colleague of the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group , Captain George Lawson, after his first mission. Both men stand atop the wing of Lawson's F-5 Lightning. 8 Jun 1943. Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed by AAF STA 234. Not to be published.' [stamp]
13th Photo Squadron Photo Lab staff photographed in June 1943 wher General Ira Eaker presented Colonel James Hall wit the Air Medal.
Carl Rosenberger; Harold VanDer Cruyssen (partially hidden); Leo Myers; Byron Crader; Joseph Merhar; Ben Hines; Ben Michener; General Ira Eaker; Colonel James Hall; Robert Bickett; Charles Bresee; Joseph Angebrandt; Elmer Lawson; Harry Goodall; James Harbour; John Sevier.
George Belston; Raymond Olson; James Reynolds; Richard Brown; Aubrey Williams; Eugene Morris; Francis Durkin; William Nicholson; Gilbert Pickens; Loren Wright; Herbert Goldberg; Robert Jung; Fleming Vigorito.
See the book 'The Eyes of the Eighth' by Patricia Keen in which there are some 20 references to Hall. Also 9 pictures
ETO Ribbon, Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross
Units served with
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...
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