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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.

Lieutenant Colonel Everett Stewart of the 355th Fighter Group, with his P-51 Mustang. Hubert Zemke (56th Fighter Group) has handwritten on the reverse: 'Lt Col Everett Stewart then the Flying Executive of the 355th Fighter Group. Following Don Blakeslee's transfer from the 4th Fitr Group- several different officer were put into the group commanders position. All seemed to have failed. "Everette" Stewart was pulled from the 355th- who needed them badly- and pulled the 4th Group together again. A staunch- solid Officer.'

Connections

Units

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Group
    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 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...

People

  • Everett Stewart

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Group Commander
    CO 4th FG Feb 1945 - Sept 1945 ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 January 2017 01:32:22 WD-C Mustang Changes to unit associations
Sources

Associated 4th FG based on caption

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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