c. Closeup photographs can be supported by one or more long shots to
establish the location of the pictorial target with respect to pertinent
environmental terrain features.
Aerial photography, provided by Army photographers
with hand-operated cameras, extends coverage beyond the limits of ground
a. The principal purpose of aerial photography is to get detailed
pictorial information, tailored for specific requirements, in a minimum of
Resulting negatives, transparencies and prints augment aerial
photography produced by the Air Force and Army surveillance organizations.
b. The G2 has staff responsibility for all aspects of aerial surveillance
Such photography may be
communications-electronics staff (CES) officer is responsible for the technical
details of aerial photographic support provided by Signal Corps units.
intelligence gained from an analysis of aerial photographs by image
interpreters is furnished to the commander and G3 by the G2.
Operational record photography.
All pertinent military activities
require coverage for operational record purposes. A complete list of subject
matter would include the activities of all units of a command - before, during,
and after action - together with the effect of the operations on enemy and
friendly personnel and materiel in the area of operation.
Photography for intelligence purposes is
categorized as: general intelligence photography, technical intelligence
photography, and strategic intelligence photography.
outline the photographic requirements and, normally, appropriate military
photographic coverage. Accordingly, Army photographers will become involved in
this photographic area only to the extent directed by intelligence personnel.
Each category covers a specific area of activity.
activities of the G2 section and supporting military intelligence units at
division and corps levels. Individual assignments deal with such functions as
ground coverage for image analysis, reproduction of enemy documents, detailed
coverage of captured enemy installations, and other special targets.
b. Technical intelligence (TI) photography consists of photographing all
items of materiel and equipment of intelligence value.
This type of
photography supports the work of TI teams and their analysis by supplementing
Whenever TI photography has tactical as well as technical
significance, the OIC informs the communications-electronics staff officer and
the G2 to ensure establishment of a complete distribution list for resulting