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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 ruins of an old chruch near East Wretham, home of the 359th Fighter Group. Associated caption: 'Old ruins near East Wretham.'

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Units

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

Locations

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:29:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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