FRE 10586


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The pub sign at the Half Butt Inn, Great Horkesley, near Wormingford, 8 July 1945. Image by Robert Sand, 55th Fighter Group. Written on slide casing: 'Great Horkesley, 8/7/45, Within 2 or 3 miles of Wormingford?' Caption from Sand's file - slide 3-38 "Half Butt Inn"


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A pipe-smoking member of ground crew of the 55th Fighter Group, wearing an apron for carrying hand tools. Handwritten on slide:"1-32"
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 55th Fighter Group 38th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39171056
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Airplane Propeller Specialist


Lieutenant-Colonel Elwyn G. Righetti of the 338th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group stands beside his P-51 Mustang, "Katydid". Print signed 'Best of everything your big loud Elwyn', 1944-1945.
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Bures / RAF Wormingford / RFC Wormingford / USAAF Station 159 / Wormingford Landing Ground


Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47

Addition of caption from Sand's file.

Date: 2 Feb 2015 10:00:17

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection