"Engineer officers, line chiefs and flight chiefs of the 534th Bomb Squadron, 381st Bomb Group at 8th Air Force Base 167, England. 16 July 1943."
Standing L-R: Unkn, T/Sgt Percy Casey, Unkn, Unkn, Unkn, Unkn.
Kneeling L-R: Unkn, Capt Paul H Stull.
The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...
Military site : airfield
Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...
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