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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.

Ground crew of 55th Fighter Group arraying aircraft in preparation for a post-war review. Handwritten on slide:"P-51 lineup 5/45 2-65 Sand"

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  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    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...

People

  • Robert Sand

    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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:39:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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