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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.

Captain Walker "Bud" Mahurin on his P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft (serial number 42-8487), speaking to the Crew Chief (Staff Sergeant John E. Barnes) of his P-47 Thunderbolt. Handwritten on slide:"Mahurin Halesworth 39 R. Freeman"



  • John Barnes

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Enlisted Man

  • Walker Mahurin

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine
    Walker Mahurin joined the 56th Fighter Group in July 1942 and arrived in the UK in January 1943. He was later promoted to Captain and Flight Leader of the 63rd Fighter Squadron. He claimed his first victories during the Schweinfurt-Regensburg mission,...



  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:31:47 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection