IWM catalogue record
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Coffee and doughnuts transported by Jeep and dispensed by a Red Cross girl, to men of the 55th Fighter Group working near the fuel dump - on the morning of 12th April 1944. Handwritten on slide: "Red Cross girl 12/5/44 Wormingford R. Sand"
The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...
Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Propeller Specialist
Robert Sand was responsible for the maintenance and repair of fighter aircraft. As a specialist in propeller mechanics, Sand performed a crucial role in ensuring that the engine was running correctly. He felt personally accountable for the safe return...
Military site : airfield
Wormingford was a Royal Flying Corps/RAF anti-Zeppelin aircraft Landing Ground First World War, rebuilt for the Eighth Air Force 1942-43. It was a Ninth Air Force base from 1943-44, and home to the 362nd Fighter Group. Switching back to the Eighth Air...