IWM catalogue record
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Ben Nevis, Scotland September 1944. Image by Robert Sand, 55th Fighter Group. Written on slide casing: 'Ben Nevis, Scotland Sept 1944.'
The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...
Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Propeller Specialist
Robert Sand was responsible for the maintenance and repair of fighter aircraft. As a specialist in propeller mechanics, Sand performed a crucial role in ensuring that the engine was running correctly. He felt personally accountable for the safe return...