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A two seat P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 42-75276) of the 56th Fighter Group, 4 September 1944. Handwritten caption on reverse: '56th FG - "Doublebolt" (42-75276) Sept 4, 1944.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 2561
  • Description: A two seat P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 42-75276) of the 56th Fighter Group, 4 September 1944. Handwritten caption on reverse: '56th FG -...
Brigadier-General Jesse Auton with Colonel Hubert Zemke and General William E. Kepner of the 56th Fighter Group after being awarded medals. Handwritten caption on reverse: '56th. Auton, Zemke, Kepner.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 2562
  • Description: Brigadier-General Jesse Auton with Colonel Hubert Zemke and General William E. Kepner of the 56th Fighter Group after being awarded medals...
A crashed P-47 Thunderbolt (UN-X, serial number 41-6367) of the 63rd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group near Dunwich, 20 December 1943. Handwritten caption on reverse: '56th FG, P-47 Belly Lndg, 63FS, UN-X, 16367, Dunwich, 20/12/43.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 2563
  • Description: A crashed P-47 Thunderbolt (UN-X, serial number 41-6367) of the 63rd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group near Dunwich, 20 December 1943. Handwritten...
The door to Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written on slide casing: 'Trinity Church, Stratford A.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 6950
  • Description: The door to Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written on slide casing: 'Trinity...
A crashed B-17G Flying Fortress (serial number 42-37966) of the 385th Bomb Group, 8 July 1944 Official caption on image: "(GAD-42-7-385)(8-7-44)(A/C 237966-B17G)(Landing Accident)." Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Gt. Ashfield.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 5000
  • Description: A crashed B-17G Flying Fortress (serial number 42-37966) of the 385th Bomb Group, 8 July 1944 Official caption on image: "(GAD-42-7-385)(8-7-44)(A/C...
The damaged tail of a crashed B-17G Flying Fortress (serial number 42-37966) of the 385th Bomb Group, 8 July 1944 Official caption on image: "(GAD-42-3-385)(8-7-44)(A/C 237966-B17G)(Landing Accident)."
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 4999
  • Description: The damaged tail of a crashed B-17G Flying Fortress (serial number 42-37966) of the 385th Bomb Group, 8 July 1944 Official caption on image: "(GAD-42...
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?'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 6955
  • 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 crashed B-17G Flying Fortress (serial number 42-37966) of the 385th Bomb Group, 8 July 944 Official caption on image: "[Obscured]-385)(8-7-44)(A/C 237966-B17G)(Landing Accident)."
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 4996
  • Description: A crashed B-17G Flying Fortress (serial number 42-37966 "Swinging Door") of the 385th Bomb Group, 8 July 944 Official caption on image: "[Obscured]...
The wreck of a B-17G Flying Fortress (serial number 42-37966) of the 385th Bomb Group, 8 July 1944. Official caption on image: "(GAD-42-4-385)(8-7-44)(A/C 237966 - B-17G)(Landing[obscured.]"
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 4995
  • Description: The wreck of a B-17G Flying Fortress (serial number 42-37966) of the 385th Bomb Group, 8 July 1944. Official caption on image: "(GAD-42-4-385)(8-7-44)...
The White Swan Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written on slide casing: 'White Swan Hotel, Stratford on Avon.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 6953
  • Description: The White Swan Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written on slide casing: 'White Swan...
Landing gear from a crashed B-17G Flying Fortress (serial number 42-37966) of the 385th Bomb Group , 8 July 1944. Official caption on image: "(GAD-42-6-385)(8-7-44)(A/C 237966-B17G)(Landing Accident)."
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 4998
  • Description: Landing gear from a crashed B-17G Flying Fortress (serial number 42-37966) of the 385th Bomb Group , 8 July 1944. Official caption on image: "(GAD-42...
Four airmen go punting on the river Cam, Cambridge. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written on slide casing: 'GI's on Cam?'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 6954
  • Description: Four airmen go punting on the river Cam, Cambridge. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written on slide casing: 'GI's...
A crashed B-17G Flying Fortress (serial number 42-31237) of the 385th Bomb Group at Honington, 26 November 1943. Official caption on image: "1393 - IMRU - 11-26-43 - Honington - B-17G - 42-31237 F.A."
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 4997
  • Description: A crashed B-17G Flying Fortress (serial number 42-31237) of the 385th Bomb Group at Honington, 26 November 1943. Official caption on image: "1393 -...
Two girls in a boat. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written on slide casing: '2 girls in a boat.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 6951
  • Description: Two girls in a boat. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written on slide casing: '2 girls in a boat.'
Personnel of the 385th Bomb Group with their damaged B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Sly Fox" in North Africa. Official caption on image: "A-22." Passed as censored 6 Sep 1943. Handwritten caption on reverse: '17-8-43.' Printed caption on reverse: '#[obscured]. Fortress and part of crew in N. Africa.' Censor no: 282498. On reverse: US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 4992
  • Description: Personnel of the 385th Bomb Group with their damaged B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Sly Fox" in North Africa. 
 
 Official caption on image: "A-22."...
An English Church, beside a river. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group .
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 6952
  • Description: An English Church, beside a river. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group .
A bomber crew of the 385th Bomb Group find shade under their B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Shack Bunny" in North Africa. Passed for publication 6 Sep 1943. Handwritten caption on reverse: '385. Shack Bunny.' Printed caption on reverse: '#56. Aircrew feeding in shadow of plane in N. Africa.' Censor no: 282495. On reverse: US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 4991
  • Description: A bomber crew of the 385th Bomb Group find shade under their B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Shack Bunny" in North Africa. Passed for publication 6...
The wreck of a B-17G Flying Fortress (serial number 42-37966) of the 385th Bomb Group , 8 July 1944. Official caption on image: "[(G]AD-42-8-385)(8-7-44)(A/C 237966-B17G)(Landing Accident)."
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 4994
  • Description: The wreck of a B-17G Flying Fortress (serial number 42-37966) of the 385th Bomb Group , 8 July 1944. Official caption on image: "[(G]AD-42-8-385)(8-7...
A B-17 Flying Fortress of the 385th Bomb Group.
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 4993
  • Description: A B-17 Flying Fortress of the 385th Bomb Group.
Captain G.W. Johnson, of the 56th Fighter Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Cpt. G.W. Johnson, 56 FG.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 2564
  • Description: Captain G.W. Johnson, of the 56th Fighter Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Cpt. G.W. Johnson, 56 FG.'