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42-53357

B-25 Mitchell

Service

Units

  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...

  • 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...

People

  • Robert Kraft

    Military | First Lieutenant | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
    Killed in action in B-25C-5 42-53357

Places

  • 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...

  • Watton

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1939 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Watton was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in mid-1943. Improved initially with a single steel mat runway in 1943, plus 41 loop and 12 pan hardstandings, a...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Les Châlons, 71580 Sagy, France 26 October 1944

Damaged by flak & crashed

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2014 23:09:10 466thHistorian Changes to media associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2014 23:08:10 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

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