Andover

Airfield
Aerial photograph of Andover airfield looking south, 25 September 1945. Photograph taken by No. 544 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/839. English Heritage (RAF Photography).

Object Number - RAF_106G_UK_839_RP_3082 - Aerial photograph of Andover airfield looking south, 25 September 1945. Photograph taken by No. 544 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/839. English...

Andover was built in the First World War and used by the Royal Flying Corps, then the RAF. Home to the 370th Fighter Group in 1944, it was then handed back to the RAF. The airfield closed in 1976, and the site has since been used by the British Army.

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 370th Fighter Group 401st Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18051794
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: fighter pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: AO703161
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 355th Fighter Group 370th Fighter Group 354th Fighter Squadron 360th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-2057528
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 370th Fighter Group 405th Fighter Group 402nd Fighter Squadron 511th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19074204 / O-674032
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 370th Fighter Group 401st Fighter Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Pilot, Flight Commander, Assistant Operations Officer

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Nicknames: Strictly Stella's Baby Lucky Lady
  • Unit: 20th Fighter Group 370th Fighter Group 402nd Fighter Squadron 79th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Unit: Base Air Depot 3 495th Fighter Training Group
Colonel Harold J. Rau and his ground crew of the 79th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group with a P-38 Lightning nicknamed "Gentle Annie." Handwritten caption on reverse: 'P-38 Gentle Annie, 20th FG, 79th FS, Col. Harold J. Rau + crew.'
  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Nicknames: Gentle Annie
  • Unit: 20th Fighter Group 370th Fighter Group 401st Fighter Squadron 79th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Nicknames: Colorado Belle
  • Unit: Base Air Depot 3 370th Fighter Group 401st Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Unit: Base Air Depot 3 370th Fighter Group 402nd Fighter Squadron

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:02:16
ContributorAAM
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Roger Freeman, Airfields of the Ninth Then and Now (London, 1994)

Chris Ashworth, Action Stations 9: Military Airfields of the Central South and South-east (Cambridge, 1985)

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