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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

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

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'

Connections

Units

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    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...

Locations

  • Raydon

    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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 June 2015 17:18:21 Lucy May Changes to caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Edited caption and associations to reflect the information added by '8thAFNut'.

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2014 20:25:28 A Changes to caption
Sources

G. E. Cross, Jonah's Feet Are Dry - The Experience of the 353rd Fighter Group During World War II, (iPSWICH, 2001), p.365.

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2014 20:22:54 A Changes to caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

See G E Cross, Jonah's Feet Are Dry - The Experience of the 353rd Fighter Group During World War II (Ipswich, 2001), p.365.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:23:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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