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12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron

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People

  • Franklin Burt

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group
    Killed whilst gaining operational experience flying Spitfire Vc EE746 with 131 Sqn RAF when attacked by FW 190. Went down in channel near Dunkirk. 1st Lt Franklin D Burt was a member of 12th Recon Squadron, 67th Reconnaissance Group USAAF. ...

  • Stanley Canner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

  • Arthur Chinn

    Military | First Lieutenant | Reconnaissance Pilot | 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
    Chinese-American from Salt Lake City, Utah. KIA 27 Aug 1944 near Brest, France while on an artillery spotting mission; wingman was Lt Elbert Garr

  • Elbert Garr

    Military | First Lieutenant | Reconnaissance Pilot | 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
    Wingman of Lt Arthur KP Chinn on 27 August 1944, when Chinn was killed near Brest, France

  • Ivan Henry

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group
    9 Sept 43Spitfire BL920 on an operation to Cherbourg area of FR, ac had an engine failure. Henry glided across the channel and was forced to bail out due to smoke in the cock pit.

  • Robert Humphrey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group
    6 November 1943 on takeoff from Membury on a local slow-time mission, Spitfire VB BM540 had mechanical problems and cut out. Humphrey bailed out and returned to duty.

  • Elmer Olson

    Military | Captain | Fighter Reconnaissance Pilot | 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group

  • Edward Panner

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
    Edward Panner flew F-6 Mustangs with the 12th Tactical Recon Squadron of the 10th Photo Recon Group. He was with them at Azelot, France in 1944, and at Furth, Germany in 1945. In Germany, he met Val Svoboda, a Latvian who was working as a house keeper...

  • Donald Sherwood

    Military | Captain | Pilot ; Operations Officer | 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group
    Killed in Crash in Spitfire Vb BM417 at Peasemore Manor 29 July 1943. DNB.

  • John Walker

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group
    Assigned to 12TRS, 67TRG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from escort mission to Evreux,FR in Spitfire EN564 with 485(NZ) Sqn RAF. Shot down by FW190 in Bernay, FR region, glycol seen to be trailing from port radiator. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 36...

Aircraft

  • 42-103222

    P-51 Mustang
    Whilst on return from armed recon to Montague, jumped by Fw190's and shot down, pilot 1st Lt Stanely L Canner baled out and evaded capture, with the assistance of the Maquis until their area was overrun by freindly forces. MACR 6662. 14-7-44.

  • 42-103451

    F-6 Mustang

  • EN-564

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire EN564 Mk LFIX, Const #4130, Built at Rolls Royce Hucknall. ...

  • 42-103358 Little Honey

    F-6 Mustang
    P-51C, coded ZM-Q, serial number 42-103358 and nicknamed “Little Honey”. It was the assigned aircraft of Lt. Donald Lynch. It was a P-51C-5-NT [Dallas built] that was field converted to F-6C standard. ...

  • EN894

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire EN894 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

  • AD181

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire AD181 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

  • BM417

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire BM417 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. FF 3-4-42, Delivered to No 45 MU 7-4-42, assigned to 308S 24-8-42, FA CE 8-42, ROS, assigned to 12th TRS, 67th TRG, 8th AF.

  • W3229

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire W3229 Mk Vb, Const #1729, Built at High Post Aircraft Factory. ...

  • DE935

    Tiger Moth
    de Havilland Tiger Moth DE935, assigned to 12th Obs Sqn, 67th Obs Grp, 8AF USAAF. Lost at sea en route SAAF.

  • BL920

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire BL920 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2016 14:54:44 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2016 14:52:39 general ira snapsorter Changes to type, name, unit encompassing associations and media associations
Sources

Consolidation of duplicate units and connections to reflect the 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group's structure according to "Air Force Combat Units of World War 2", Ed. Maurer Maurer, Office of Air Force History. Washingto D.C. 1983. (p.50)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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