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VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

16 April 1943

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VIII Bomber Command is becoming discouraged with the effort to destroy the U-Boat pens on the French Atlantic coast. An order is directed to 7th Photo Reece Group/13th Photo Recce Squadron to send an F-5 to photograph damage and current state of the U-Boat facilities at Lorient, France. However, the target is obscured by clouds and no useable photographs are made.


Date Contributor Update
30 December 2014 20:06:50 Lee8thbuff Changes to name

Lee Cunningham 30-Dec-2014. Added "Air" in mission title.

Date Contributor Update
30 December 2014 19:39:02 Lee8thbuff Created entry with name, date and description

Lee Cunningham 30-Dec-2014. Description based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.