IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
An airman of the 34th Bomb Group, stands with a B-17 Flying Fortress at Mendelsham. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Oct 1944 'R' M[illegible].' Appears to be the name of the aircraft or airman depicted. Stamped on reverse: 'Malcolm Corum'. A Bombardier from the 34th Bomb Group.
After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...
Military site : airfield
Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.