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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 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.'

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  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    Group
    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...

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    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...

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  • Eye

    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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:30:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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