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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.

Colonel David C. Schilling, ace pilot and Commanding Officer of the 56th Fighter Group, probably at Boxted air base, 14 January 1945. The 56th FG were based at Boxted air base from 18 April 1944 to 9 September 1945.

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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

  • 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. ...

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
08 September 2014 15:23:31 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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