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Lt. Glenn L. Fielding, 374th Fighter Squadron, sitting in his P-47 Thunderbolt. April 1944, Bottisham, Cambridgeshire.
Museum object reference no. BAM_0286

Connections

Units

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 374th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Glenn Fielding

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Missions flown-81; Operational hours 298:45. Once came back to base with a foot long solid chunk of cast iron weighing 12 pounds( from a German freight car) embedded in the right wing of his P-51. ETO w/ 3 stars/ AM/ DFC w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

Locations

  • Bottisham

    Military site : airfield
    The P-47 Thunderbolts of the 361st Fighter Group damaged the surfaces of the airfield so much in the first months of flying from Bottisham that American engineers were called in to lay a new runway. In January 1944 they constructed a 1,470-yard-long...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 October 2015 03:12:04 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Bottisham Airfield Museum

Date Contributor Update
15 October 2015 16:38:30 K Flynn Created entry with collection and caption
Sources

Information provided by Bottisham Airfield Museum

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