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Lieutenant Colonel Lucien "Pete" Dade and Captain Joseph H Sayers of the 56th Fighter Group during a visit to London, 1944. Hubert Zemke (56th Fighter Group has handwritten on the reverse: 'June 1944- London. Lt Col Lucien "Pete" Wade shooting the streets of London with the 63rd Fighter Squadron Captain Joseph H Sayers. Wade later became the last group CO of the 56th Fitr Group at Boxted as a Full Colonel. He served well as a Flt Leader- Group operations- Sqdn CO and lastly as Gp CO.'

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Lieutenant Colonel Lucien "Pete" Wade and Captain Joseph H Sayers of the 56th Fighter Group during a visit to London, 1944. Hubert Zemke (56th Fighter Group has handwritten on the reverse: 'June 1944- London. Lt Col Lucien "Pete" Wade shooting the streets of London with the 63rd Fighter Squadron Captain Joseph H Sayers. Wade later became the last group CO of the 56th Fitr Group at Boxted as a Full Colonel. He served well as a Flt Leader- Group operations- Sqdn CO and lastly as Gp CO.'

Connections

Units

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 63rd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Lucian Dade

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer
    Pete Dade served as a fighter pilot with the 62nd Fighter Squadron of the 56th Fighter Group, flying missions from Boxted, England. He became an ace, credited with shooting down 5 enemy aircraft in aerial combat. After the war he remained in what soon...

  • Joseph Sayers

    Military | Ground Officer

Locations

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

  • London

    Other location

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2015 16:33:25 Lucy May Changes to person associations
Sources

Added associations from information in the caption.

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2015 16:54:43 Pyker Changes to caption
Sources

Amended "Wade" to Dade. Zemke's note is incorrect - his memory or handwriting was obviously failing him!

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

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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