IWM catalogue record
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P-47 Thunderbolt pilot Captain Townsend S. Parsons and Crew Chief Sergeant Carl C. Conner of the 62nd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group at Boxted air base, late summer of 1944. They are standing on the wing of their P-47 Thunderbolt (LM-C, serial number 42-28806), named "Barbara Bee".
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 | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief
Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.
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...