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

Lieutenant-Colonel Jack S. Jenkins, CO of the 55th Fighter Group, stands in front of P-38 Lightning named "Texas Ranger" at Nuthampstead air base. Printed caption attached to print: 'Lt. Col. Jack S. Jenkins, of Levelland, Texas, the Commanding Officer of the U.S. air station in Britain, in front of his Lightning P-38 "Texas Ranger".



  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...


  • Jack Jenkins

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Coulommiers on 10 Apr 44 in P-38 'Texas Ranger' #42-67825. MACR 3620. ...



  • Nuthampstead

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:22:06 AAM AAM ingest

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