IWM catalogue record
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Personnel of the 56th Fighter Group mark up the route to be taken by P-47 Thunderbolt fighters escorting B-17 Flying Fortresses on a bombing mission to Hamburg. This map was pinned up in the briefing room of the 56th Fighter Group at Boxted air base where the Group were stationed between 18 April 1944 and 9 September 1945.
Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...
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...