IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Lieutenant Alfred W. Martin of the 48th Fighter Group helps ground crew to refuel his P-47 Thunderbolt. A P-47 nicknamed "Miss Lace" is in the background. Printed caption on reverse: 'SERVICING US PLANES IN FRANCE. Ground crewmen of the Ninth US Air Force Service Command refuel and ream a P-47 Thunderbolt fighter plane at an Allied airfield in France. The pilo of the fighter Lieutenant Alfred W. Martin, Detroit, Michigan, stands on the wing behind the man filling the tank, ready to take off on another mission in support of Allied ground forces in France. Ninth US Air Force Photo.'
The Group moved to England in March 1944 and were stationed at Ibsley where the pilots trained in P-47s in preparation for the Allied invasion of Normandy. The wartime motto was in Latin 'vulneratus non victus' (Unconquered even though wounded).