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Aerial Photographic Reconnaissance (Batchelder) Collection
This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Samuel L. Batchelder (1908-1991) was affiliated with the US Army Air Forces Intelligence School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and the Joint Photographic Reconnaissance Center in Mendenham, England.
Joint Photographic Reconnaissance Center
Samuel L. Batchelder, Gift, 1985
9 Cubic feet ((10 boxes))
No restrictions on access.
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of historical information on aerial photographic reconnaissance, compiled by the donor, Samuel Batchelder. The bulk of the material is publications, including "The Illustrated War News" (World War I), '"Evidence in Camera" (British Air Ministry), and "Enemy Defences" (Mediterranean Allied Photographic Reconnaissance Command). The collection also includes recognition and training manuals for photographic interpretation, aerial photos of the European Theater of Operations, and damage shots of Allied bombing targets.
Training manuals -- 20th century
Aerial Photographic Reconnaissance (Batchelder) Collection, Accession 1986-0005, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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