IWM catalogue record
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The nose art of a P-51 Mustang (B6-U, serial number44-11373) nicknamed "Frisco Kid" of the 357th Fighter Group at Eye. Image by Captain Arnold Delmonico, photographic officer 490th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'At Eye.'
The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...
The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Photographic Officer
Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF.
Military site : airfield
Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...