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Bicyles, belonging to airmen of the 437th Troop Carrier Group at Ramsbury. Picture taken by 85th Squadron Operations Officer Joseph Antrim, this picture shows 85th Squadron CO Major Lester Ferguson leaving the mess hall. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Ramsbury, England. Bicycles in front of mess hall.'

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Bicyles, belonging to airmen of the 437th Troop Carrier Group at Ramsbury. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Ramsbury, England. Bicycles in front of mess hall.'

Connections

Units

  • 437th Troop Carrier Group

    437th Troop Carrier Group

    Group
    Constituted as the 437th Troop Carrier Group on 15 April 1943, it was activated on 01 May 1943 in Dunnellon, FL. They trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft for duty overseas with the Ninth Air Force. They moved to England during January and February of...

Locations

  • Ramsbury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training station, Ramsbury was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 28 pan and 24 loop hardstandings, and two T2...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2014 12:29:59 Ramsbury437 Changes to caption
Sources

First person corroboration from the late Joseph Antrim.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:42:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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