IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Personnel of the 1066 Signal Company, outside barracks at Steeple Morden home of the 355th Fighter Group. Image by Alexander "Cal" Sloan Written on slide casing: '355 FG, 1066 Signal Co Steeple Morden.'
Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...
Alexander Sloan, known as 'Cal' worked as a professional photographer, using a Zeiss Contax 35mm camera, prior to enlistment.
Military site : airfield
Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...