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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).
PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE MISSION
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).
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...
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