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IWM catalogue record

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

An F-5 Lightning of the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group at Chalgrove. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group. Handwritten on slide case: "Chalgrove? R. Astrella"

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Units

  • 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 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 ...

Locations

  • Chalgrove

    Military site : airfield
    Chalgrove was built as a USAAF transport or observation unit base in 1943-44. Several reconnaissance units operated from the airfield, including the Ninth Air Force's 10th Photographic Group and 423rd Night Fighter Squadron (later 155th Reconnaissance...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:29:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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