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John H Ross


Flew many times for Col. Roosevelt, Ross was shot down over the North Sea while flying a photo reconnaissance mission. Pronounced dead, he was later recovered and honored for his survival. He flew 96 missions and captured photographs essential to victory at the Battle of the Bulge.

2 DFC,



  • Elliott Roosevelt

    Military | Brigadier General | Commanding Officer Photographic Wing | 25th Bomb Group
    In WWII he commanded the aerial reconnaissance wing that played a key role in the Allies' 1944 D-Day landings in Normandy, France, as well as the invasions of North Africa and Sicily Commander of HQ 325th Photo Wing, [Reconnaissance]. Roosevelt...

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  • Mount Farm

    Military site : airfield
    Originally a grass airfield satellite for the RAF Photographic Reconnaissance Unit at nearby RAF Benson, Mount Farm was built in 1940-1941. It had three concrete runways, 49 dispersals (24 concrete pan type plus 25 PSP squares), and eight blister...


Event Location Date
Born Coleman, Oklahoma 8 June 1918


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:11 AAM AAM ingest

7th Photo Recon Group Master Directory, 6 June 1996 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia