IWM catalogue record
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Lieutenant Colonel Hough with a P-38 Lightning of the 495th Fighter Training Group. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 4 Aug 1943.' [stamp] and '277342.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: ' FASTER THAN SOUND PILOT- Associated Press photo shows: Lt. Col. Hough photographed in front of a Lightning aircraft on the nose of which is a picture of his mascot, a skunk.'
The 495th Fighter Training Group, which operated in England from December 1943, trained P-47 Thunderbolt pilots. These pilots, who had received the basic training in the USA would be assigned to a training group to practise ETO operational procedures...
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Deputy Commander
Col Hough helped extend the range of fighter aircraft over the continent. He was responsible for the technical superiority of the 8th AAF. He helped to develop the auxilliary drop tanks to add to fighter aircraft which enabled them to go to the target...