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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.

A P-47 Thunderbolt (5F-N, serial number 42-22784) of the 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron prepares for take off. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Halesworth, 1945. 5F-N.'



  • Halesworth

    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...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:41:32 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection