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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A P-38, Lightning of the 55th Fighter Group having its engines run-up. Handwritten on slide:"P-38 CG-P 15/5/44 run up by c/c Robert L Taylor 19-1 sand"



  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter 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...


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:39:53 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection