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FUND-RAISER advert for the Ministry of Aircraft production (photo via Bob Bradley)

Connections

Units

  • 52nd Fighter Group

    52nd Fighter Group

    Group
    Two of the Squadrons of the 52nd Fighter Group flew Spitfires with RAF Fighter Command in August and early September 1942 from northern Ireland. After these preparatory missions, the Group joined the Twelfth and then Fifteenth Air Force in the...

Locations

  • Eglinton

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1940-41, Eighth Air Force lodger units moved in in 1942. The 52nd Fighter Group and 82nd Fighter Group used the airfield, before the Royal Navy moved in and occupied the base until 1959. Partly closed, it was still used by the...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 August 2019 07:57:32 miAmigo Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

PHOTO FROM BILL BRADLEY - LOCAL HISTORIAN AT ILKESTON, DERBYSHIRE.

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