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A Cletrac tows a crashed P-38J-10-LO, s/n 42-67799, coded 7Y-P of the 429th Fighter Squadron, 474th Fighter Group. Accident occurred 11 April 1945 on takeoff at RAF Bovingdon. The pilot, 1Lt. Robert H. Deecken, was OK. Written on image: '(GPR-329-[illegible]) (1 Dec 44)(General Mud).'

IWM catalogue record

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

A Cletrac tows a crashed P-38 Lightning (7Y-P) of the 474th Fighter Group. Written on image: '(GPR-329-[illegible]) (1 Dec 44)(General Mud).'

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  • Bovingdon

    Military site : airfield
    Bovingdon, in Hertfordshire (often confused with Bovington, Dorset), was built in 1941-42 as a bomber station but was never developed into a fully-fledged heavy bomber airfield as it did not have the required 2,000 yard runway. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2018 19:44:26 eagle0025 Changes to caption
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Updated date of accident

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2018 02:34:36 eagle0025 Changes to caption
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Updated a/c and accident information

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2018 04:20:20 eagle0025 Changes to caption
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Additional aircraft accident information.

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

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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