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The burning wreck of a P-38 Lightning (serial number 42-67490) of the 495th Fighter Training Group.

IWM catalogue record

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

The burning wreck of a P-38 Lightning (serial number 42-67490) of the 496th Fighter Training Group.

Connections

Units

  • 495th Fighter Training Group

    495th Fighter Training Group

    Group
    The 495th Fighter Training Group, which operated in England from December 1943, trained P-47 Thunderbolt pilots. These pilots, who had received the basic training in the USA would be assigned to a training group to practise ETO operational procedures...

Aircraft

  • 42-67490

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 554FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred War Weary to 552FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2016 19:29:55 Al_Skiff Changes to caption and unit associations
Sources

AAM DB correction - caption referenced 496 and not 495FTG.

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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