WW I British Forerunner of the US Army's
Photo Credit: British Broadcasting
Company (BBC) via Dailymail.co.uk
Above: British aerial
photographers in service during World War I in 1918 display their
cameras and a van perhaps used for processing imagery in the field.
"We also experienced considerable frustration in the area
of logistical support for the aerial surveillance and reconnaissance
"The prime example concerns the ES-38 Mobile Photography
Laboratory, a basic item of equipment that was essential to all photo
interpretation units. There were no floats for the ES-38 in South
Vietnam, and we were continually short of spare and replacement parts.
"Through the initiative of Colonel Kelley, the 1st Military Intelligence
Battalion (Air Reconnaissance Support) became the theater-wide support
facility for the ES-38's. His men literally became the technical experts
on the equipment and played a key role in maintaining the Military
Assistance Command imagery interpretation capability."