The scene is set at Raydon air base for the 353rd Fighter Group's 2nd anniversary party of the group's arrival to the ETO. 9 - 10 June 1945. Printed caption reads: '2nd. Anniv. Party June 9-10, 1945'
This was taken at the 353rd Fighter Group's 2nd Anniversary Party in the main hangar at Raydon.
IWM catalogue record
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The scene is set at Bodney air base for the 352nd Fighter Group's 2nd anniversary party of the group's arrival to the ETO. 9 - 10 June 1945. Printed caption reads: '2nd. Anniv. Party June 9-10, 1945'
The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...
Military site : airfield
Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...