IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Thatchers at Work in Nuthampstead. Image by Robert Sand, 55th Fighter Group Written on slide casing: ' Nuthampstead, Herts. 3/44'
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...
Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Propeller Specialist
Took photos during the war which have appeared in several books.
Military site : airfield
Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...