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IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A C-47 Skytrain (serial number 43-15308) of the 315th Troop Carrier Group at Spanhoe. Handwritten on front of image: "Spanhoe RAF Base, Northamptonshire, England. May 1944. H.B. Lyon + Roger Chapman by door of plane."



  • 315th Troop Carrier Group

    315th Troop Carrier Group

    The chief purpose of the 315th Troop Carrier Group when assigned to the Eighth Air Force was to transport troops around the UK in the early part of 1943. Before long though, the Group was used by the Twelfth Air Force and flew from Bilda, Algeria, from...



  • Spanhoe

    Military site : airfield
    Originally known as Wakerley, Spanhoe was built in 1943 to a standard design: a 6,000 foot runway with two shorter runways, hardstandings and two T2 hangars. Accommodation and support facilities were located in the woods and farmland surrounding the...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:24:27 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection