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Major George Rew, Operations Officer of the 374th Fighter Squadron, 361st Fighter Group; later commanded the 374th Squadron. Little Walden, Essex.
Museum object reference no. BAM_0290



  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter 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


  • George Rew

    Military | Major | Pilot - Squadron Commander


  • 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...

  • Little Walden

    Military site : airfield
    Little Walden was built as a Class A airfield suitable for American heavy bombers. The 409th Bomb Group, as part of the Ninth Air Force, was stationed at the base between March and September 1944, flying A-20 Havocs. ...


Date Contributor Update
17 October 2015 03:06:34 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations, person associations and place associations

Bottisham Air Museum

Date Contributor Update
15 October 2015 16:46:28 K Flynn Created entry with collection and caption

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