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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.

A B-25 Mitchell (serial number 42-53357) nicknamed "Miss Nashville" of the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group and a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-24434). Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written on slide casing: 'B-25 253357, B-17 124434 The Mud Hen. Elliot Roosevelt A/C. Mount Farm 1943.'

Connections

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...

Aircraft

  • 41-24434 'The Mudhen'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Middleton AD 9/7/42; Bolling 28/7/42; Westover 3/10/42; Assigned 15PRS/3PRG Membury, Wilt. 7/9/42; Steeple Morden, UK 27/12/42; transferred 12AF La Senia, Alg. 6/12/42; Algiers 25/12/42; Le Kroub, Alg. 5/6/43; La Marsa, Tun. 28/6/43; Returned...

  • 42-53357 Miss Nashville

    B-25 Mitchell

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 09:59:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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