FRE 9906


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Personnel of the 479th Fighter Group listen to a briefing by Commanding Officer Colonel Hubert Zemke, former Commanding Officer of the 56th Fighter Group, at Wattisham. Zemke has handwritten on the reverse: 'Zemke, the new Group CO, briefing the airmen at Wattisham Air Base, England, on the day of the new assignment, The unit - 479th FG - P-38s, later P-51s.'


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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 10:00:21

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection