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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.

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.'



  • Debden

    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...


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

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection