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A shark-mouthed Piper L-4 Grasshopper (HL-6 7/8) of the 55th Fighter Group at Duxford.

IWM catalogue record

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

A shark mouth Piper L-4 Grasshopper (HL-6 7/8) of the 78th Fighter Group at Duxford.

Connections

Units

  • 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...

People

  • Gilbert Morehouse

    Military | Captain
    Served as an officer in the AF for 22 years and in the Army for 17 years before retiring in 1981.

Locations

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 14:58:19 Lucy May Changes to caption
Sources

Information sent through to the museum that another print of this photo came with the following inscription:
photocopy of inscription on the reverse:
"Danny, Can you believe the sunshine when this photo was taken? The no. on the fuselage of the Piper Cub, 6 7/8. That’s my number – my hat size. Jim Koln and I were talking about a suitable inscription, so that was my suggestion & is also somewhat of a size comparison with the P-38.”
(signed at the bottom Gilbert G Morehouse)

Danny Morris is an aviation historian.

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 14:56:18 Lucy May Changes to caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

Changed caption based on information sent through to the museum that accompanying another print of this image with a photocopy of inscription on the reverse:
“Danny, Can you believe the sunshine when this photo was taken? The no. on the fuselage of the Piper Cub, 6 7/8. That’s my number – my hat size. Jim Koln and I were talking about a suitable inscription, so that was my suggestion & is also somewhat of a size comparison with the P-38.”
(signed at the bottom Gilbert G Morehouse)

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:28:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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