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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Photographic aerial reconnaissance especially of military targets.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The making of aerial photographs as a means of military reconnaissance, especially of potential targets.


photo- +‎ reconnaissance (Wiktionary)


  • Therefore, photoreconnaissance versions of the B-29 also began arriving in October.


  • Instead, Mitscher aimed for Okinawa, striking opportune targets and conducting photoreconnaissance there on March 1.


  • Unknown to Woodward, Air Force photoreconnaissance planes had recently been reporting alarming evidence of a resurgence of German fighter strength.

    Masters of the Air

  • Like almost all other raids on industrial targets—and this was an industrial target, a murder mill for creating and then disposing of corpses—these strikes, as Air Force historian Richard G. Davis points out, would have had to be spread out over a number of weeks in order to confuse enemy defenses, assess bomb damage by photoreconnaissance, and adjust mission planning to take into consideration changes in enemy defenses.

    Masters of the Air

  • Persistent cloud cover prevented photoreconnaissance planes from gaining a complete picture of the destruction that Allied bombing had wrought.

    Masters of the Air

  • It was founded more on faith than fact—on incomplete or erratic data, most of it gathered from photoreconnaissance conducted over a part of the world that lay under perpetual cloud cover for great parts of the year.

    Masters of the Air

  • Photos taken in early August 1969 by U.S. spy satellites flying as part of the ultra-secret CORONA photoreconnaissance program clearly showed the ruin at Baikonur.

    First Man

  • Navy participation began on May 21 with a flight of two RF8A Crusader photoreconnaissance planes from the decks of the USS KITTY HAWK (CVA 63).

    Klusmann, Charles F.

  • Air Force and Navy photoreconnaissance jets began gathering intelligence information in May 1964 in Laos, and the result was a number of photos showing the Plain of Jars bristling with newly installed anti-aircraft guns.

    Lynn, Doyle W.

  • Air Force and Navy photoreconnaissance jets were authorized in May 1964 to begin gathering intelligence information supporting T-28 bombing raids against North Vietnamese and Pathet Lao troops in Laos.

    Klusmann, Charles F.


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