FRE 2547


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Captain Glenn Miller with First Lieutenant A.L. Mellor, Lieutenant-Colonel David L. Schilling and Lieutenant-Colonel Douglas G. Pollard of the 56th Fighter Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Boxted airbase, left to right: Capt. Glenn Miller; 1st Lieut. A.L. Mellor[sic] - 33rd Special Service Officer; Lt. Col. David L. Schilling, Flying Exec (then) 56th Fighter Group; Lt. Col. Douglas G. Pollard, F.O. 33rd Service Gp that supported the 56th. Later integrated under the 56th Fighter Group.' Second handwritten on reverse: 'Boxted. 8/44. L to R: Cpt. Glenn Miller, 1/Lt. A. Mellor 33rd Special Service Officer, L/C Dave Schilling, FE 56FG, Lt Col. Douglas G. Pollard, CO 33rd Service Gp.'


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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Service Numbers: O-505273
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Band Leader, Entertainer
Lieutenant-Colonel David C. Schilling, an ace P-47 Thunderbolt pilot of the 56th Fighter Group, holds an adapted hand gun. Schilling was Commanding Officer of the 56th FG between 12 August 1944 and 27 January 1945.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 65th Fighter Wing 56th Fighter Group 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron 62nd Fighter Squadron 63rd Fighter Squadron Headquarters (56th Fighter Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-393204
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot; Commanding Officer; Assistant Director Intelligence



Date: 2 Feb 2015 10:00:02

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection