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Krauss-Maffei Locomotive Plant in Allach August 11, 1944.
The factory is still in use and is owned by the Man Company. Two of the buildings have unique camouflage. I am not an expert in such matters but would suspect that the sub camp or out camp Allach must be in this photo. It was part of Dachau. Photo taken by Lt. John S Blyth pilot from 14th Squadron of the 7th Photo Group USAAF based at Mount Farm, UK. He was flying Spitfire Mk XI PL866 and altitude was approximately 5 miles.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    7th Photographic Reconnaissance 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...

  • 14th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron


  • John Blyth

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    31 October 1943 in F-5A#212322 forced to return to base due to equipment problems and haze. Attempting to land at RAF Thame, did not stop in time and had accident.


  • PL-866

    Supermarine Spitfire PL866 PR Mk XI, Built at Aldermaston. ...


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
13 August 2015 14:40:19 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Scott Blyth