Photo #: 80-G-302114
Cruiser Scouting Squadron Seven (VCS-7)
VCS-7 pilots and English personnel in the ready room of their English base, awaiting orders to fly over to France. The squadron flew British "Spitfire" fighters on missions spotting naval gunfire during the June 1944 Normandy invasion.
Ensign Robert J. Adams, USNR, (drinking a cup of tea); and
Lieutenant Alexander A. Smith, USNR, studying maps, second from the right.
Photo was received by the Naval Photographic Science Laboratory on 17 February 1945.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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18 December 2003