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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.

A Mosquito (serial number NS538) of the 25th Bomb Group. First handwritten caption on reverse: '"F" Spinners and A/C O'An PRU Blue.' Second handwritten caption on reverse: 'PR XV.I' Third handwritten caption on reverse: 'NS 538.'



  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

    The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...


  • NS538

    NS538 one of 654th Bombardment Squadrons five "Mickey ships" and was the USAAF's H2-X equipped prototype. Crashed after an mid air explosion on the 8th Sept 1944 with the loss of the crew F/O Russell C Whitmer (pilot) USAAF and MSgt Raymond C Armstrong...


Date Contributor Update
01 December 2014 23:20:27 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations

USAAF Photo.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:36 AAM AAM ingest

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