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A P-40E Warhawk ('U', serial number 41-35934) of a HQ flight of aircraft in 1943. The HQ flight was a part of VIII Bomber Command, a component of the 1942-44 Eighth Air Force, and forerunner of the more famous 1944-onwards Eighth Air Force. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'P04E. VIII BC. 41-35934? HQ Flt. 1943.'

Major Glenn E. Hagenbuch, 303rd Bomb Group, 427th BS B-17 Pilot and 427th BS Commanding Officer, completed 25 missions on 29 June 1943. He was killed in the crash of P-40 41-35934 during a short flight in England, which occurred 8.5 miles north of Bovingdon, UK on 9 October 1943.

IWM catalogue record

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

A P-40E Warhawk ('U', serial number 41-35934) of a HQ flight of aircraft in 1943. The HQ flight was a part of VIII Bomber Command, a component of the 1942-44 Eighth Air Force, and forerunner of the more famous 1944-onwards Eighth Air Force. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'P04E. VIII BC. 41-35934? HQ Flt. 1943.'

Connections

Units

  • VIII Bomber Command

    VIII Bomber Command

    Command
    VIII Bomber Command was constituted and activated in 1942. It oversaw heavy bombardment operations until February 1944, when it was redesginated as the 8th Air Force.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 May 2016 19:26:22 glm303 Changes to caption
Sources

Gary L Moncur
303rd BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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