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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.

The nose art of a P-38 Lightning nicknamed "Aunt Minnie's Bowser" of the 1st Fighter Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Bob Stevens, 27th Fighter Sqd, 1st Fighter Gp, Colerne, England, Later part 1942.'

Connections

Units

  • 1st Fighter Group

    1st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 1st Fighter Group were initially deployed to Britain in the summer of 1942 as part of Operation Bolero. After shuttling through a number of different bases in the UK, the Group was reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force in September 1942 and supported...

Locations

  • Colerne

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1940 as an RAF Fighter Station, with US fighters based here in late 1942.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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