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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.

Ground personnel of the 361st Fighter Group prepare to load a bomb onto a P-51 Mustang at Bottisham. Written on slide casing: 'Bottisham.'

Connections

Units

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

Locations

  • Bottisham

    Military site : airfield
    The P-47 Thunderbolts of the 361st Fighter Group damaged the surfaces of the airfield so much in the first months of flying from Bottisham that American engineers were called in to lay a new runway. In January 1944 they constructed a 1,470-yard-long...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:29:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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