31st Photo Reconnaissance Squadron, May 6, 1944

     

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
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