IWM catalogue record
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Pilots and ground crew of the 55th Fighter Group. The P-51 Mustang in the background bears the squadron identifier code "CG" - this denotes it as from the 38th Fighter Squadron. Part of the letter G may be discerned on the aircraft in the foreground. Handwritten on slide:" John Landers by tail 2-34"
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 | Colonel | Commanding Officer
Cmdr Officer of 78th FG, flew 90 missions in the Pacific Theater; served also with the 55th FG and 357th FG/ Had over 1039 hrs in flying time and 174 total missions.