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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 service P-38 Lightning (KI-W, serial no. 42-67855) of the 55th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group. A pair of dice, the emblem of the 55th Fighter Squadron, can be seen on one of the aircraft's wheels.

Connections

Units

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    Group
    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 55th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Locations

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

Revisions

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

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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