See NARA photograph. Sourced by 7th AF (taken by 494 BG, based in Anguar, Palau), but obviously transferred to 5th AF while in the Far East.
Dear Mr. Mikita,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Overlay Indexes for Aerial Photography of the Defense Intelligence Agency, 1935 - 1971 in the Records of the Defense Intelligence Agency (Record Group 373) that includes the file unit Overlay indexes for degree square 07N134E. This file unit has been digitized and is available online via the Catalog. You may use the overlay index to determine the spot numbers and exposure numbers you will need to request film canisters from the series Aerial Photographs, 1935 - 1970 through the National Archives at College Park - Cartographic (RDSC) using the guidance provided on this page. The overlays also include information regarding the unit that carried out the reconnaissance mission. The article Researching Foreign Aerial Photography by Brandi Oswald may be helpful to you as well. We also located Aerial Photography of Bombing Targets in Japan and Korea, 1944 - 1945 in the Records of the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey (Record Group 243). For more information about these non-digitized records, please contact RDSC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next, we located 10 series in Record Group 243 that include aerial photographs. For more information about these non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at email@example.com.
In addition, we located a series titled World War II Combat Operations Reports, 1941 - 1946 in the Records of the Army Air Forces (Record Group 18) as well as the series Index to the Military Intelligence Photographic Interpretation (MIPI) Reports, August 1942-March 1956 and Military Intelligence Photographic Interpretation (MIPI) Reports, 8/1942 - 3/1956 in the Records of Headquarters U.S. Air Force (Air Staff) (Record Group 341). These records may provide you with more information regarding the missions undertaken by units of the Seventh Air Force though they will not include the negatives you are seeking. For more information about these non-digitized records, please contact the RDT2 via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RDT2 also has custody of microfilm copies of operational records relating to U.S. Army Air Force units. We searched the Air Force History index to the microfilm and located 494 documents regarding the Seventh Air Force/7 Air Force dated between 12/7/1941 and 12/31/1945. Please read the brief Abstract to determine which records you are interested in and click on the specific PDF icon. In the PDF listing, the IRISREF is the microfilm reel number and note the FRAME and FRAMELST numbers for the location on the reel. If the reel number begins with A, B or C, please contact RDT2 via email at email@example.com for more information about them.
If the reel number begins with D - Z, the microfilm is still security classified and RDT2 will not be able to make the reel available to you. The original paper copy from which the film was created is still in the custody of the Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA) and has been declassified. To obtain copies of these records, please follow the instructions on this page. If there is no IRISREF information, only AFHRA has the records.
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