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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.

Ground crew carry out checks and maintenance work on P-47 Thunderbolt (HV-X, serial number 44-20626) probably at Boxted air base where the 56th Fighter Group were stationed. Late 1944.

Connections

Units

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

Locations

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:21:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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