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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.

P-38 Lightnings including (CG-J, serial number 42-67074), of the 38th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group line up for take off. Handwritten caption on reverse: '38th FS, 55th FG, 8th Air Force.'

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 38th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 09:59:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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