IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
A P-51 Mustang (R4-E, serial number 42-106775), formerly of the 359th Fighter Group used as a formation monitor. Printed caption on reverse: '72465 USAF - North American P-51 "Mustang" with arrows indicating formation lights. These lights are used during night missions to organize formations of P-51 "Mustangs" of the 78th Fighter Group based at 8th Air Force Station F-357 in Duxford, England. 29 April 1945. U.S. Air Force Photo.'
The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...
The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. It flew all three of the USAAF's principal fighters. On D-Day every available Thunderbolt provided air cover to the Allied...
Military site : airfield
RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...