FRE 2691


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Colonel Hubert Zemke and ground personnel of the 56th Fighter Group with a P-47 Thunderbolt. Handwritten caption on reverse: '3-13. Boxted AB - June 1944. A check up on the working ground crews - just before or after "D-Day", June 1945. Such visits at any time during the day or night became a common occurance[sic] in the daily life of a Ftr. Group C.O. Sorry I recognize only Zemke - 3rd from left.'


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Colonel Hubert Zemke of the 56th Fighter Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'First Lieutenant Hub Zemke, US Army Air Corps, 8th Pursuit Group, Mitchel Field, Long Island, New York. Taken just before dispersal to England as an Observer to the Royal Air Force.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 479th Fighter Group 56th Fighter Group Headquarters (479th Fighter Group) Headquarters (56th Fighter Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-022353
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Commander; Pilot



Date: 2 Feb 2015 09:59:56

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection