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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.

A P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft (serial number 42-27606), converted to a two-seater aircraft. The black and white “checkerboard” cowling identifies the aircraft as being in the 78th Fighter Group, and the red tailfin marking denotes it as part of the 82nd Squadron. Handwritten on slide casing:"2-seat P-47 78FG Mount Farm R. Astrella"

Connections

Units

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...

Aircraft

  • 42-27606

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. War Weary converted to 2 seater. Transferred to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Suffered a belly landing Mar-45 at Duxford, repaired and repainted overall red retaining its chequerboard nose cowling.

Locations

  • Mount Farm

    Military site : airfield
    Originally a grass airfield satellite for the RAF Photographic Reconnaissance Unit at nearby RAF Benson, Mount Farm was built in 1940-1941. It had three concrete runways, 49 dispersals (24 concrete pan type plus 25 PSP squares), and eight blister...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:30:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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