IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Aerial photograph of Aldermaston airfield looking east, the village of Aldermaston is in the upper centre of the image, 19 August 1943. Photograph taken by 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, sortie number US/7PH/GP/LOC35. English Heritage (USAAF Photography).
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...
Military site : airfield
Aldermaston was built for RAF use in 1941-1942, and handed over to the Eighth Air Force in 1942. It was home to several Troop Carrier Groups, and became an airfield of the Ninth Air Force in 1943. Handed back to the RAF in 1945, it was placed on Care...