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IWM catalogue record

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

A 328th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group P-51 Mustang (PE-X, serial number 44-14111) is at the front of a line of fighter aircraft of various Groups. Behind PE-X is a P-47 Thunderbolt (LM-S) of the 62nd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group; behind that is a P-51 Mustang (CL-P, serial number 44-14291) of the 338th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group; and behind that is a P-47 Thunderbolt (PI-T) of the 360th Fighter Squadron, 356th Fighter Group. The line of fighter aircraft continues beyond. Handwritten on slide casing: 'In background: PI-T.'

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Units

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    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...

  • 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...

  • 328th Fighter Squadron
  • 338th Fighter Squadron
  • 360th Fighter Squadron
  • 62nd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Revisions

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

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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