This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
The nose art of a P-47 Thunderbolt (5f-E, serial number 42-8693) nicknamed "Miss Margaret (Pee Wee)" of the 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'June 4, 45. Debden, Essex. A rare shot of 5th ERS, P-47s. Note dinghy racks under wing.'
Military site : airfield
RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection