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5th Strategic Reconnaissance Group Unit History

Resembling a college yearbook, unit histories were an unofficial – and often tongue-in-cheek – record of the unit’s time based in the UK. They include photo montages showing different aspects of base life. Often the servicemen in the photos are unnamed. The American Air Museum hopes that by adding unit histories to the website as individual pages, the men in the photos will be identified and associated to their person entries. Many included lists of personnel and a mailing address, providing a means for servicemen to keep in contact with each other after the war. These lists are now incredibly useful records of where US airmen in England in 1945 called their home.

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Date Contributor Update
21 August 2019 15:59:53 Emily Created entry with collection, caption and unit associations
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An original copy of the 5th Strategic Reconnaissance Group's unit history from IWM’s Roger Freeman Collection, printed in 1945.

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