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Colonel Hubert Zemke, Lieutenant Colonel David Schilling, "Pop" Huger and an officer of the 56th Fighter Group with a captured German Ace on top of the control tower at Boxted. Handwritten caption on reverse: '56th, Boxted Tower. Pop Huey. 4th from left is a captured German Ace.'
Second from left, Captain Solon C. Kelley III.

IWM catalogue record

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Colonel Hubert Zemke, Lieutenant Colonel David Schilling, "Pop" Huger and an officer of the 56th Fighter Group with a captured German Ace on top of the control tower at Boxted. Handwritten caption on reverse: '56th, Boxted Tower. Pop Huey. 4th from left is a captured German Ace.'

Connections

Units

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    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...

People

  • Solon Kelley

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot

  • David Schilling

    Military | Colonel | Pilot; Commanding Officer; Assistant Director Intelligence
    Schilling flew P-47 Thunderbolts and was one of the leading aces of the war. He was Commanding Officer of the 56th Fighter Group between August 1944 and January 1945, taking over from Colonel Hubert A Zemke. ...

  • Hubert Zemke

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Group Commander; Pilot
    17 air victories with 56th FG flying P-47s, 2 1/2 with 479th FG flying P-51s. Lost 30 October 1944 when P-51 broke up in storm. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag Luft I. Was appointed as head of American Prisoner of War (POW)s while in camp. Retired from...

Locations

  • Boxted

    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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2015 23:08:18 L'il Poison Changes to caption and person associations
Sources

Tanya Kelley, daughter Solon C. Kelley III

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 09:59:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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