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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.

Pilots of the 338th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group in front of a P-51 Mustang. Left to right they are: Captain Frank D. Bradford, Second Lieutenant Hugh Bodiford, First Lieutenant Carroll D. Henry, Lieutenant Maynard J. Wiens, Captain Jerry R. McDonald and Major Darrell S. Cramer. The 55th FG flew P-51 Mustangs from July 1944 until the end of the war in Europe.

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Units

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 338th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Hugh Bodiford

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
    2 air plus 3 ground kills. flew F-80s in Europe 1948-49. Flew 100 missions during Korean War with 39th FIS in F-51Ds 1950-1951.

  • Frank Bradford

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 1 x destroyed and 1 x damaged. Lost whilst strafing a train (crashed into ground) twenty miles east of Frankfurt, Germany. Killed in action (KIA). 17-Feb-45. Awards: AM (4OLC), PH.

  • Darrell Cramer

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 7 x kills. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Carroll Henry

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    DFC/ 13 Air Medals

  • Jerry McDonald

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot

  • Maynard Wiens

    Military | Captain | Pilot

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:23:35 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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