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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.

Fuel drop tanks, left behind by the 55th Fighter Group, inscribed with markings of the 603rd Bomb Squadron, 398th Bomb Group, infront of the operations buildings.

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  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 398th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire on strategic bombing raids over Germany. The Group switched focus in the days before D-Day, when they targeted enemy positions on the Cherbourg peninsula. When the Allied...

  • 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...

  • 603rd Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:26:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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