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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

The nose art of an F-5 Lightning nicknamed "Lanakila", of the 13th Photographic Squadron, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group at Mount Farm. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group. Handwritten on slide case:"Lanakila F-5 Mount Farm R. Astrella"




  • Robert Astrella

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Photographic Supply
    Staff Sergeant Robert Astrella was a keen photographer, he photographed the aircraft that visited Mount Farm, and like many airmen he used his leave to travel to historic sites around Britain. His colour photographs are a rich record of Britain at war ...


  • 43-28333 Lanakila

    F-5 Lightning
    Lt Albert Clarks Lockheed F-5E Lightning 'Lanakila' No '333', 13th Photo Sqdn, 7th Photo Group. The name means 'Victory' in Hawaiian. Lt Clark was later shot down in another aircraft 42-67359 on 9th August 1944, KIA. MACR 7763.


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:28:58 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection