RAF Medmenham [entry point]


RAF Medmenham [entry point]


RAF Medmenham was located in Buckinghamshire, 6 miles (10 kms) north-west of Maidenhead.

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The RAF requisitioned Danesfield House in April 1941 and it became the main interpretation centre for photographic reconnaissance operations in the European and Mediterranean theatres, serving as the headquarters for the Allied Central Interpretation Unit. Many photos were taken by photo reconnaissance unit flights from nearby RAF Benson. By 1945 there were over 600 photographic interpreters stationed at RAF Medmenham, more than half of whom were women. By May 1945, the station held 5 million prints from which 40,000 reports had been produced. The property remained in the RAF until 1977.

Artwork                            Text
Map                                Text. Correspondence
Map. Navigation chart and log      Text. Diary
Moving image                       Text. Log book and record book
Photograph                         Text. Memoir
Physical object                    Text. Personal research
Physical object. Clothing          Text. Poetry
Physical object. Decoration        Text. Service material
Sound                              Text. Training material
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“RAF Medmenham [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 4, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6450.

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