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

Ladies walking in Anstey, Hertfordshire. Image by Robert Sand, 55th Fighter Group. Written on slide casing: 'Anstey, Hamlet near Nuthampsted.'



  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter 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...


  • Robert Sand

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Propeller Specialist
    SSgt 38th FS 55th FG 1942-45. From Bellingham, WA Well known for the beautiful color images he took during the war.


  • Nuthampstead

    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...

  • Anstey, Hertfordshire

    Other location


Date Contributor Update
03 March 2015 15:29:52 Tom Changes to place associations

Associated Nuthampsted from caption information

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:17 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection