FRE 269


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Two pilots of the 78th Fighter Group talk inside one of the buildings at Duxford air base. The insignia on the jacket of one of the men has been crossed through with the censor's pen on the original print. From elements of the design that are visible it is probable that these two officers belong to the 82nd Fighter Squadron of the 78th Fighter Group. 1943-1945.


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Line up of P-47 Thunderbolts of the 82nd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, at Duxford air base. September 1944. Printed caption on reverse of print: '55432 AC - War Birds Home To Rest - Republic P-47 Thunderbolts lined up on an 8th Air Force field in England after a daylight sweep over Germany. Crews have finished inspections and refueling.'
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: "Duckpond"


Date: 8 Sep 2014 15:23:19
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection