D-Day Photographs and commemorative reports: 13th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Air Force, 6 May to July 1944

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D-Day Photographs and commemorative reports: 13th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Air Force, 6 May to July 1944

US$ 2,000 - 3,000
£ 1,600 - 2,400
D-Day Photographs and commemorative reports: 13th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Air Force, 6 May to July 1944
The photo-reconnasissance collection of Victor B. Gras, photographer, comprising:
1. The personal military photograph collection of Gras, 122 official aerial and oblique reconnaissance images of Normandy, mostly D-Day beaches, beach-heads, invasion armada, bridges,towns, countryside and airfields, the majority taken on sorties on and around June 6th, all with the identifying locations cut out of the margin of the images, all with passed examiner stamps on verso, Bound in an original brown card Pilot's Handbook, slightly bowed; together with a small contact print of Victor Gras in uniform.
2. 4 postwar photo reconnaissance reports, analyzing the damage and destruction of bombing Raids on Germany, comprising Cities of the Reich, Inland waterways of Germany, Bridges of the Loire, Seine and Rhine rivers, Germany's Oil, each a glossy photographic publication with pictorial covers. Slightly bowed.
3. Thirteenth Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 1942-1945 European Theater of Operations, 4to, photographic publication, original Disney decorated covers, stapled at left margin. An end of war tribute to the photographers and their achievements over 1,367 missions during the war, and also their life in England based in Mount Farm Airbase, Oxford, England, Disney decorated pictorial card covers. Bowed.

A fine collection of official reconnaissance D-Day imagery shot as the LCTs piloted in and out of the beach-heads, such aerial shots displaying the power and grandeur of the Invasion.
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D-Day Photographs and commemorative reports: 13th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Air Force, 6 May to July 1944
D-Day Photographs and commemorative reports: 13th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Air Force, 6 May to July 1944
D-Day Photographs and commemorative reports: 13th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Air Force, 6 May to July 1944
D-Day Photographs and commemorative reports: 13th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Air Force, 6 May to July 1944
D-Day Photographs and commemorative reports: 13th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Air Force, 6 May to July 1944
D-Day Photographs and commemorative reports: 13th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Air Force, 6 May to July 1944
D-Day Photographs and commemorative reports: 13th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Air Force, 6 May to July 1944
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