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Barges on a canal in Colchester. Image by Robert Sand, 55th Fighter Group. Written on slide casing: 'Barge Colchester, I don't know the proper name for these sailing barges. Ready- Now Ri Rosa renamed, still about.'
Caption from Sand's file. Slide 3-24 "Sailing Barges at Siege House. Dec. 44".

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

Barges on a canal in Colchester. Image by Robert Sand, 55th Fighter Group. Written on slide casing: 'Barge Colchester, I don't know the proper name for these sailing barges. Ready- Now Ri Rosa renamed, still about.'

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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
26 August 2015 10:38:45 general ira snapsorter Changes to caption
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Addition of caption from Sand's file.

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2015 09:31:38 rossingtonj Changes to caption and place associations
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Corrected spelling mistake in caption and associated place.

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2015 15:02:36 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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