Photographic reconnaissance RAF's flying cameramen

Object Title

Photographic reconnaissance RAF's flying cameramen

Photographic reconnaissance RAF's flying cameramen

Reference

BEN 167

Level

Item

Scope and Content

Reconnaissance pictures which are a vital part of RAF operational work, are taken by airmen who fly for the Service's Reconnaissance Units and theirs' is one of the most risky jobs. Before an attack they go out and photograph the prospective target. From information given by these photographs the details of the raid are planned. Shortly after the heavy bombers return from a trip the Photographic Reconnaissance Unit airmen are out again in Mosquitos and Spitfires to obtain images of the attack. Picture shows: Giving the "gen" to go with the pictures- a pilot of a Photographic Reconnaissance Spitfires discusses the map with an Intelligence Officer after a trip over Germany.

Numbered CH.10862.WB.

Extent

1 photograph

Access Conditions

Open access

Reproduction Conditions

Crown Copyright

Contents

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