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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 P-61 Black Widow (serial number 42-39533) nickinamed "Markey" of the 417th Night Fighter Squadron, 12th Air Force. Image via R Woolner. Written on slide casing: '415 NFS?? Germany '45.



  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force

    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 417th Night Fighter Squadron

    417th Night Fighter Squadron

    The 417th Night Fighter Squadron was activated 20 February 1943. After organisation and training at Kissimmee Air Base near Orlando, Florida, the 417th departed for oversees duty on 5 May 1943 on the Queen Elizabeth, arriving in Scotland six days...


  • Ralph Woolner

    Ralph Woolner served with the 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group. Later in life, he sent British aviation historian Roger Freeman copies of photos he had taken while in service in Europe. These now form part of IWM's Roger Freeman Collection.


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:33:55 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection