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A battle damaged waist gun position on a B-17 Flying Fortress.
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 6915
  • Description: A battle damaged radio room position on a B-17 Flying Fortress of 100th BG. A direct hit by an 88mm killed the radio operator in Miss Irish , flown by...
A battle damaged B-17G Flying Fortress (serial number 43-38633) of the 379th Bomb Group at Woodbridge. Official caption on image: "I-SAD-SG-122-4-Fire Damage - B17G - 43-38633 - Woodbridge - PR."
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 4771
  • Description: A battle damaged B-17G Flying Fortress (serial number 43-38633) of the 379th Bomb Group at Woodbridge. Official caption on image: "I-SAD-SG-122-4-Fire...
A mural of the 8th Air Force insignia, painted on a crew builing at a US Army Air Force station.
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 6912
  • Description: A mural of the 8th Air Force insignia, painted on a crew builing at a US Army Air Force station.
A power station, painted with camouflage markings. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written on slide casing: 'Power station.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 6946
  • Description: A power station, painted with camouflage markings. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written on slide casing: 'Power...
A bridge in Cherewell. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written on slide casing: 'Cherewell?'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 6947
  • Description: The High Bridge, or Rainbow Bridge, over the River Cherwell, in Oxford. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group. Written on...
Haystacks at Stocks Wheat, Oxfordshire. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written on slide casing: 'Stocks Wheat.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 6948
  • Description: Haystacks in Oxfordshire. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written on slide casing: 'Stocks Wheat.'
Haystacks at a farm in Oxfordshire. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written on slide casing: 'Farm, OX.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 6949
  • Description: Haystacks at a farm in Oxfordshire. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written on slide casing: 'Farm, OX.'
Farmers at work near Mount Farm, home of the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written on slide casing: 'Mount Farm.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 6942
  • Description: Farmers at work near Mount Farm, home of the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group...
A bomber crew of the 458th Bomb Group prepare to board their B-24 Liberator, (serial number 41-28733) nicknamed "Rhapsody in Junk", for a mission, whilst ground crew refuel the aircraft. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], ' Passed for publication 28 Apr 1944.' [stamp] and '317857.' [Censor no.] Printed caption attached to the reverse: ROUND THE CLOCK BOMBERS. ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO SHOWS: As the ground crew refuels, the crew of a Liberator at a U.S. Bomber Base " somewhere in England"
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 1922
  • Description: A bomber crew of the 458th Bomb Group prepare to board their B-24 Liberator, (serial number 41-28733) nicknamed "Rhapsody in Junk", for a mission...
A farmer at work near Mount Farm, home of the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written on slide casing: 'Mount Farm.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 6943
  • Description: A farmer at work near Mount Farm, home of the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group...
An airman outside a Chapel at St Ives, Cornwall. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written on slide casing: 'St Ives.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 6944
  • Description: An airman outside a Chapel at St Ives, Cornwall. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written on slide casing: 'St Ives.'
Paddle boats on Lake Windemere, Lake District. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written on slide casing: 'Lake Windemere.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 6945
  • Description: Paddle boats on Lake Windemere, Lake District. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written on slide casing: 'Lake...
The Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, photographed from the river. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written on slide casing: 'Shakespear Theatre Straftford on Avon.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 6941
  • Description: The Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, photographed from the river. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written...
A crashed P-47 Thunderbolt (UN-X, serial number 41-8367) of the 61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'UN:X. 18367.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 2554
  • Description: A crashed P-47 Thunderbolt (UN-X, serial number 41-8367) of the 61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'UN:X...
A crashed P-47 Thunderbolt (LM-R) of the 56th Fighter Group, flown by Lieutenant Donald B. Weigle. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'LM-R, Don Weigle, Crash. Cambley'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 2555
  • Description: A crashed P-47 Thunderbolt (LM-R) of the 56th Fighter Group, flown by Lieutenant Donald B. Weigle. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'LM-R, Don Weigle...
A P-47 Thunderbolt of the 56th Fighter Group prepares for take off. A B-17 Flying Fortress is in the background.
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 2556
  • Description: A P-47 Thunderbolt of the 56th Fighter Group prepares for take off. A B-17 Flying Fortress is in the background.
A P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 41-5931) of the 56th Fighter Group in flight.
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 2557
  • Description: A P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 41-5931) of the 56th Fighter Group in flight.
The wreck of a P-47 Thunderbolt (5F-K, serial number 43-25565, "War Weary") of the 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron. 16 December 1944. Official caption on image: "(GAD-200-2-50BG) (16 Dec 44) (A/C #325565-WW) (Rest)" Handwritten caption on reverse: '325565. 16/12/44.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 2558
  • Description: The wreck of a P-47 Thunderbolt (5F-K, serial number 43-25565, "War Weary") of the 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron. 16 December 1944. Official caption...
General Carl A Spaatz and Colonel Hubert Zemke, commanding officer of 56th Fighter Group, at Halesworth, March 1944. Handwritten caption on reverse: '3/44 Halesworth. Gen. Spaatz, Zemke.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 2559
  • Description: General Carl A Spaatz and Colonel Hubert Zemke, commanding officer of 56th Fighter Group, at Halesworth, March 1944. Handwritten caption on reverse:...
Robert "Bob" S. Johnson, formerly of the 56th Fighter Group greets Bob Bean after a flight in a P-47 Thunderbolt for Republic. Post-war. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Bob Bean and Bob Johnson.' On reverse: 'B&B Associates' [Stamp].
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 2560
  • Description: Robert "Bob" S. Johnson, formerly of the 56th Fighter Group greets Bob Bean upon delivery of restored P-47D serial 42-23278 (FAA registered N347D) to...