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An air-sea rescue crew of the 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron transfer an RAF navigator they have rescued from their PBY Catalina (serial number 44-33915) nicknamed "Miss Pick Up". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Unloadin' RAF Navigator who had a broken arm and collar bone. Halesworth, Suffolk, England. 3-23-45.'
Military site : airfield
Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection