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Christmas decorations add festive cheer to the 353rd Fighter Group’s tally of enemy ‘kills’ on the wall of the Officers Club at Raydon airfield, December 1944 (FRE 373).
Merry Christmas from the AAM Team! And here's hoping your January is nowhere near as cold or arduous as it was for this pair of ground crew:
An example of a digital image we received this week from Max Communications Ltd: Three P-51D Mustangs from the 369th Squadron of the 359th Fighter Group photographed over England on November 14, 1944. Front to back: IV-P 44-14543 “Precious Pat” of Capt. Gilbert R. Ratson, IV-Z 44-15007 of Lt. Thomas J Klem and IV-D 44-15394 of Lt. Rene L. Burtner
Introducing the newest AAM team member, Lucy May Maxwell:
The bride and bridesmaids at the wedding of Corporal Milton R Holley of the 401st Bomb Group: Phyllis, Margaret, Iris, Mary (FRE 6556).
We are undertaking research to fill gaps in our collection and our knowledge and are particularly interested to hear from people who can help us with any of the following areas:
The AAM team left their trusty home behind to seek new treasures from the collections store.
Over the years since the American Air Museum opened in 1997, former American airmen and their families have occasionally gifted their mementoes to the museum. Currently, there is not much space to display small objects, but this is one of the things that we hope to remedy through our project, so that more individual stories can be told with these personal objects.
Hello and welcome to the first posting on our brand new project website (Ed: This refers to the old AAM project micro-site). We plan to bring you news from the project as it develops. Over the next few months we will be researching the stories that we will be featuring in the redisplayed museum, as well as revisiting past research on the remarkable aircraft in our collection. Do check back and see how we are getting on.
Jenny (Project Leader), Holly (Learning Officer) and Greg (Website Officer)