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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.

Officers and enlisted men of the 55th Fighter Group wait for transport into town, near the main camp entrance MP ( Military Police) guard point. Handwritten on slide:"Wormingford main gate 30/8/44 Sand"

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Units

  • 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...

Locations

  • Wormingford

    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...

Revisions

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

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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