The recon missions are not the glorius missions but in my understanding are far more important, for they provide battleplanners with the information which decides the fates of thousands, and provide battleleaders with information to react to the opponents... etc. In my mind the ultimate example is Midway in WW2 where the recon scoutplanes and seaplanes decided the fates of the fleets. Midway was certainly a turning point in the war. Now I am looking forward to learning more about reconaissance aircraft contributions in WW1. Good point again, Hugh.
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