IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Pilots of the 354th Fighter Group with a P-51 Mustang after a mission Image stamped on reverse: 'Barratt's Photo Press.' [stamp]. A printed caption was previously attached to the reverse, however this has been removed. Handwritten caption on reverse: '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...