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P-47 Thunderbolts, (4K-F, serial number 42-28357) nicknamed "Mommie (Lil' Biddy)", (4K-I, serial number 44-20274) and (4K-R, serial number 42-2632) of the 404th Fighter Group in flight.
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 9373
  • Description: P-47 Thunderbolts, (4K-E, serial number 42-28367) nicknamed "Mommie (Lil' Biddy)", (4K-I, serial number 44-20274) and (4K-R, serial number 42-26312)...
A B-26 Marauder starts its engines.
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 7601
  • Description: A Douglas DB-7 Havoc (Boston III) starts its engines.
A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-3259) nicknamed "SNAFU" of the 94th Bomb Goup in flight. Written on slide casing: 'SNAFU, B-17F.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 5821
  • Description: A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-3259) nicknamed "SNAFU" of the 94th Bomb Goup in flight. Written on slide casing: 'SNAFU, B-17F.' Caption...
A sign at Podington, bearing the insignia of the 327th Bomb Squadron, 92nd Bomb Group. Image via William E "Doc" Furniss, 92nd Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: '327 BS sign Podington.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 5769
  • Description: A sign at Podington, bearing the insignia of the 325th Bomb Squadron, 92nd Bomb Group. Image via William E "Doc" Furniss, 92nd Bomb Group. Written on...
A B-17 Flying Fortress (NV-A, serial number 44-63368) of the 325th Bomb Squadron, 92nd Bomb Group prepares for take off.
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 3734
  • Description: A B-17 Flying Fortress (NV-A, serial number 44-83366) of the 325th Bomb Squadron, 92nd Bomb Group prepares for take off. NV-A
A bomber crew of the 92nd Bomb Group return to Podington following a mission flying B-17 Flying Fortresses to Wittenberg. A B-17 Flying Fortress (NV-K, serial number 42-29994) is visible in the background. Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for Publication 23 Feb 1945' [stamp]. ' News Chronicle Copyright Picture' [stamp]. Printed caption on reverse: 'Crew back from Wittenberg.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 735
  • Description: A bomber crew of the 92nd Bomb Group return to Podington following a mission flying B-17 Flying Fortresses to Wittenberg. A B-17 Flying Fortress (NV-K...
Personnel of the 381st Bomb Group with Ambulances watch B-17 Flying Fortress fly low over Ridgewell. Written on slide casing: 'Signal planes, Ridgewell.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 6248
  • Description: Personnel of the 381st Bomb Group with Ambulances watch B-17 Flying Fortress fly low over Ridgewell. Written on slide casing: 'Signal planes...
The planning room at Bushey Hall, home to the Headquarters of 8th Fighter Command.
First handwritten caption on reverse: 'Gun planning room in Bushey Hall- England 8 Fighter command 43.'
Second handwritten caption on reverse: 'Summer 1943,
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 11720
  • Description: The planning room at Bushey Hall, home to the Headquarters of 8th Fighter Command. First handwritten caption on reverse: 'Gun planning room in Bushey...
A B-24 Liberator (8R-B, serial number 44-40072) of the 846th Bomb Squadron, 489th Bomb Group in France in 1945 or 46. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'France, 1945 or 1946. From [P.] Gandillet Files. 212.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 8554
  • Description: A B-24 Liberator (8R-B, serial number 44-40072) "B.T.O"/ "Big Time Operator", of the 846th Bomb Squadron, 489th Bomb Group in France in 1945 or 46...
Women's Army Corps personnel at Bushey Hall, Headquarters of 8th Air Force Fighter Command.Written on slide casing: 'WACs Bushey Hall.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 14567
  • Description: Women's Army Corps personnel at Bushey Hall, Headquarters of 8th Air Force Fighter Command. Written on slide casing: 'WACs Bushey Hall.'
An Auxiliary Territorial Service Girl (Land Girl) working on a tractor of a farm.Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group.Written on slide casing: 'ATS girl working on farm.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 14717
  • Description: An Auxiliary Territorial Service Girl (Land Girl) working on a tractor of a farm. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group...
The Palm House at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group.Written on slide casing: 'Hot House at Kew Gardens.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 14731
  • Description: The Palm House at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group. Written on slide casing: 'Hot...
The Old Anchor Inn on the banks of the River Thames at Abingdon, Oxfordshire.Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group.Written on slide casing: 'Thames at Abingdon.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 14682
  • Description: The Old Anchor Inn on the banks of the River Thames at Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group. Written...
Farmers at work gathering seaweed near Marazion, Cornwall.Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group.Written on slide casing: 'Gathering seaweed, Marazion.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 14626
  • Description: Farmers at work gathering seaweed near Marazion, Cornwall. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group. Written on slide casing:...
The River Cam and the Backs, in front of Kings College, Cambridge.Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group.Written on slide casing: 'Cambridge College.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 14721
  • Description: The River Cam and the Backs, in front of Kings College, Cambridge. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group. Written on slide...
A Royal Mail postal van in Oxford.Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group.Written on slide caing: 'Royal Mail, Oxford.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 14739
  • Description: A Royal Mail postal van in Oxford. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group. Written on slide caing: 'Royal Mail, Oxford.'
Two airman boating on the River Thames in Oxford.Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group.Written on slide casing: 'Oxford.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 14736
  • Description: Two airman boating on the River Thames in Oxford. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group. Written on slide casing: 'Oxford.'
A windmill in Oxfordshire.Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group.
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 14640
  • Description: A windmill in Oxfordshire. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group.
A Church and graveyard.Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group.
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 14710
  • Description: A Church and graveyard. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group.
A thatched cottage in Oxfordshire.Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group.
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 14659
  • Description: A thatched cottage in Oxfordshire. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group.