IWM catalogue record
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John E Greenwood, a navigator of the 351st Bomb Group outside the officer's club at Polebrook. Printed caption on reverse: 'December 1944 Polebrook, England. 351st BG, 509th BSq. John E Greenwood, Navigator.' Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Officer's Club #2 (combat).'
The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...
Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
John E Greenwood served as a navigator with the 351st Bomb Group. He completed 34 missions between 10 January 1945 and 18 April 1945.
Military site : airfield
Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...