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VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

4 April 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

13th Photographic Rreconnaisance Squadron despatches 3 F-5's to gather photographic images of potential targets in Belgium and northern France. 1 F-5 is reported MIA near Antwerp, Belgium.

Mission details

1. FRENCH & BELGIAN COAST

Description

PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

Aircraft type

F-5 Lightning

Notes

F-5 sorties for photo recce of the French and Belgian coasts, one F-5 and pilot Missing in Action (MIA) near Antwerp.

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 3
Number of aircraft Effective 1
Number of people Killed In Action 1

Service

People

  • Jack Campbell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
    Pilot F-5 Lightning 42-12775, 13th PRS, 7th PRG, 8th AF, lost on photo recon mission from Mount Farm to Antwerp, missing 4th April 1943 near Antwerp, Belgium, presumed down in the North Sea. MIA/KIA. MACR 15. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-12775

    F-5 Lightning
    F-5 Lightning 42-12775, 13th PRS, 7th PRG, 8th AF, lost on photo recon mission from Mount Farm to Antwerp, missing 4th April 1943 near Antwerp, Belgium, presumed down in the North Sea. Pilot Jack R Campbell MIA/KIA. MACR 15. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 December 2014 18:52:25 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 28-Dec-2014. Added MIA info to description. Same sources.

Date Contributor Update
28 December 2014 18:50:35 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 28-Dec-2014. Description based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Lee Cunningham, 8th Air Force missions research database / Stan Bishop's 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces', the Combat Chronology of the US Army Air Forces and the work of Roger Freeman including the 'Mighty Eighth War Diary'.

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