31st Photo Reconnaissance Squadron, May 6, 1944
Lt. Albert Lanker of the 31st Photo Reconnaissance Squadron flies fast and very low over the beach in "Outlaw", his F-5 Lightning. Lanker's job was to photograph the beach obstructions on the Normandy coast for the planners of the massive D-Day invasion; it was only his third mission.
Image Number: 9A05352A
Credit: National Air and Space Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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