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IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Workers unload a P-47 Thunderbolt from frieght vessel at a British port. Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for publication 18 Nov 1943.' [stamp] and '39237.' [Censor no] Printed caption on reverse: 'On the Dock of an English port a P-47 plane is shown being lowered onto a specially built trailer ofr hauling planes through narrow streets. Photo made at Princes Landing [obscured by censor] stage Liverpool [obscured by censor] England. Plane is going to Lockheed overseas corp. Liverpool airport Speke [obscured by censor] England.'


  • Liverpool

    Military site : non-airfield
    A depot for materiel shipped from the United States - known as an 'Intransit Depot'. Exact location unknown.

  • Speke

    Military site : airfield
    Speke served as a reception centre for the assembly of Lockheed aircraft types from USA 1938-44, and as despatch centre for the return from UK of Eighth Air Force and Ninth Air Force fighters in 1945. The current runway for the Liverpool John Lennon...


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:18 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection