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British Paratroopers prepare to board a C-47 Skytrain nicknamed "Virginia Ann" of the 59th Troop Carrier Squadron, 61st Troop Carrier Group at Chipping Ongar. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Chipping Ongar - 61 TCG.'
Assigned to 59TCS, 61TCG, 9AF USAAF. Chalk #1 Serial 24 D-day carrying 2nd Btn, 507th PIR.
Military site : airfield
The air base was constructed by the 831st Engineer Battalion (Aviation) in late August 1942. The 387th Bomb Group were the only American group to be based there, flying B-26 Marauders in strategic missions over France, first for the Eighth and then for...
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection