FRE 7419


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An anti aircraft gun post at the 406th Fighter Group base at Ashford. Image via John Quincy. This is NOT ALG 417 RAF Ashford. The background buildings make it clear that this is elsewhere. No such buildings erected on the site only occupied by USAAF April - July 1944


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Lieutenant John Quincy of the 406th Fighter Group awaits the return of P-47 Thunderbolts near the runway at Nordholz. An AT-17 Bobcat (serial number 43-32083) is visible in the background. Image via John Quincy.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 406th Fighter Group
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant


Aerial photograph of Ashford airfield. Photograph taken by the 34th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron of the 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group on 11 May 1944, sortie number US/34GR/LOC14. English Heritage (USAAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: RAF Ashford


Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorIan Wolverson
ChangesChanges to caption

[email protected] local UK resident on history of RAF Ashford

Date: 8 Sep 2014 15:36:36
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection