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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.

A Mosquito of the 25th Bomb Group lands at Watton. Image stamped on reverse: 'Flight International Copyright' 'Neg. No. W117/10' Handwritten caption on reverse: 'PRU Blue Spinners.'

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Units

  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...

Locations

  • Watton

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1939 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Watton was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in mid-1943. Improved initially with a single steel mat runway in 1943, plus 41 loop and 12 pan hardstandings, a...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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