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IWM catalogue record

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

Ground crew service a 62nd Fighter Squadron P-47D Thunderbolt at Halesworth air base, home of the 56th Fighter Group, winter 1943.

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...

  • 62nd Fighter Squadron

Locations

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...

Revisions

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

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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