Lt. Malcolm ‘Doc’ Hughes in his Lockheed F-4C-1-LO #42-67114 “Maxine” from the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group “buzzing” the snow covered runway at Attlebridge in Norfolk, UK. February 1944.
Based for the majority of their service at Mount Farm, Oxfordshire, the 7th Photographic Group (Reconnaissance) took over three million intelligence photos during the course of 4,251 sorties over occupied Europe. The Group was awarded a Distinguished Unit Citation for photo sorties over the Normandy coast between 31 May and 30 June 1944, which were a crucial part of the preparation for the land invasion that began on 6 June 1944.
(From an earlier post about Lt. Malcolm 'Doc’ Hughes)
On a mission to France on 18-Aug-43 while flying F-5A 42-13099 on a photo recce mission to France, the aircraft sustained a mechanical failure of a trim tab control rod and F/O Hughes bailed out of the aircraft near Kent, UK, the aircraft crashed at Monkton Court Farm, near Manston, Kent and was destroyed.
I hope it’s cool if I submitted it instead (didn’t want to seem like I was just using you, ya know?) I changed from Maxine to just plain ole Max cause I could find the ref picture I used. Finally though I finished it! Not happy with how the background looks but it is what it is I just want it out of my wip folder.