National Geographic : 1946 Feb
U.S.Army Air Forces, Official "Tell That Squadron to Get After the Tank Concentration the Recce PlanesHave Spotted" Heart of the teamwork between air and ground forces is the Control Center of a Tactical Air Command. Fighter-bombers intheair can bediverted instantly by the Chief Controller (center background), flanked by his Operations and Intelligence officers. On the map in foreground the position offriendly and enemy air units in flight is constantly shown by radar plots as the IX Tactical Air Command works with the First Army in Europe. "Recce" isslang for"reconnaissance."