IWM catalogue record
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Anti-aircraft fire over Germany, photographed from a P-51 Mustang of the 356th Fighter Group. Image via Herbert Rutland, 356th Fighter Group. Written on slide casing: 'Germany '45, Combat mission.'
The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...
Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
Herb Rutland served as a pilot with the 356th Fighter Group, flying missions out of Martlesham Heath, England.