IWM catalogue record
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Engineers of the 354th Fighter Group prepare a P-51 Mustang (GQ-U, serial number 43-6737) for a mission. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'P51B, 354th FG 1st Unit Equipped, Boxted.'
The Group moved to England in the autumn of 1943 and was assigned to the Ninth Air Force in December 1943. The Group were the first to fly P-51 Mustangs operationally and in their bomber escort missions pushed to find the long-range limits of the...
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...