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Engineers of the 354th Fighter Group fit a Packard Merlin engine into a P-51 Mustang. Printed caption on reverse: 'PNA, OWIL 21145 AIRMADA OF LIBERATION Mechanics tear down and tune up motors and parts of one of the fast P-51 Mustang fighters on the Ninth US Air Force in England. The fighting Ninth is pounding enemy-held railway centers, airfields, shipping and military objectives on the Continent in preparation for spearheading the liberation of Nazi-held Europe. KX, Serviced by London OWI to list B.' Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Changing packard Merlin Engine in a Boxted Factory, men of 354 FG 9th Air Force.'
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...