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Major Robin Olds of the 479th Fighter Group stands with his P-38J Lightning (L2-W, serial number 43-28707) nicknamed "Scat II". The image has been autographed by Robin Olds on the front. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Photo 1- Olds Bio.'

IWM catalogue record

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

Major Robin Olds of the 479th Fighter Group stands with his P-51 Mustang (L2-W, serial number 43-28707) nicknamed "Scat II". The image has been autographed by Robin Olds on the front. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Photo 1- Olds Bio.'

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

  • 434th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Robin Olds

    Military | Brigadier General | Pilot
    His father was a WWI fighter pilot and a key planner of early bombing tactics. He graduated in 1943 from West Point and immediately became a fighter pilot in WWII. He flew P-38 Lightnings and also P-51 Mustangs. He was a commander of the 8th Tactical...

  • Glen Wold

    Military

Aircraft

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 February 2015 13:58:17 Al_Skiff Changes to caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date Contributor Update
01 October 2014 18:46:54 Superman Changes to caption
Sources

Photo itself identifies the aircraft.

Date Contributor Update
01 October 2014 10:11:52 Pyker Changes to caption
Sources

This is his P-38J-15-LO as can be seen on the data panel, not a P-51. Other details are correct.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:22:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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