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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 airfield and buildings at Thurleigh, home of the 306th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'The field at Thurleigh.'

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Units

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

Locations

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:29:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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