FRE 5627


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Buildings at Duxford airfield, home of the 78th Fighter Group, during the Second World War. The building in the left of the photograph is designated “E.W.S.”. This was the Emergency Water Store – which contained 100,000 gallons of water. Handwritten on slide:"Duxford 1945 camp Mason Barnard"


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A B-17 Flying Fortress (FR-M, serial number 42-30298) nicknamed "Ragin' Red II" of the 379th Bomb Group at Duxford, 1944. Image via Mason Barnard, 78th Fighter Group, Written on slide casing: 'Ragin' Red II FR:M at Duxford 44.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant


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"


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