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VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

11 December 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

4 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched to fly photo recce sorties over France, Holland and western Germany. 1 F-5 returns to base because it was intercepted, another crashed on return at East Berry, Berkshire and was destroyed, pilot Killed on Mission (KOM).

Mission details

1.

Description

PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

Aircraft type

F-5 Lightning

Notes

Of the 4 F-5s despatched one returned because it was intercepted, another crashed near Didcot, England, just before reaching the base - pilot Killed in Action (KIA).

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...

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 4
Number of aircraft Damaged Beyond Repair 1
Number of people Killed In Action 1

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 July 2015 19:06:04 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 23-Jul-2015 Corrected title to VIII ASC and Added Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:09 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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