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Major George Rew, 374th Fighter Squadron, with his P-47 Thunderbolt B7-R nicknamed 'Scarlet Kate'. Bottisham, Cambridgeshire, April 1944.
Museum object reference no. BAM_0291

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

  • George Rew

    Military | Major | Pilot - Squadron Commander

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 02:28:36 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

littlefriends.co.uk

Date Contributor Update
15 October 2015 16:48:59 K Flynn Created entry with collection and caption
Sources

Information provided by Bottisham Airfield Museum

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