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The Old Siege House in Colchester, December 1944. The bullet holes in the wall date from the siege of Colchester in 1648.
Image by Robert Sand, 55th Fighter Group. Written on slide casing: 'Sniper balls, Old Seige House, Colchester 12/44.'

IWM catalogue record

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

The Old Seige House in Colchester December 1944. Image by Robert Sand, 55th Fighter Group. Written on slide casing: 'Sniper balls, Old Seige House, Colchester 12/44.'

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  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

People

  • Robert Sand

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Propeller Specialist
    Robert Sand was responsible for the maintenance and repair of fighter aircraft. As a specialist in propeller mechanics, Sand performed a crucial role in ensuring that the engine was running correctly. He felt personally accountable for the safe return...

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Date Contributor Update
09 November 2017 13:14:33 Lucy May Changes to caption
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Corrected spelling of siege - now as seen in image.
http://www.englishcivilwar.org/2012/04/tracing-siege-of-colchester.html

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2015 09:39:10 rossingtonj Changes to place associations
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place association

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2015 14:54:47 rossingtonj Changes to person associations
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Associated to Robert Sand

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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