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Colonel Huie H Lamb Jr of the 78th Fighter Group shares his first impressions of England and life at Duxford.

Extract of interview conducted by Carl Warner of the Imperial War Museum, 31 October 2014 inside the Officer's Mess at Duxford



  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...

  • 82nd Fighter Squadron


  • Huie Lamb

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot
    Huie Lamb, from Abilene Texas, flew 61 combat missions (167:40 combat hours in a P-47, 107:50 in a P-51) with the 82nd Fighter Squadron. He shot down 2 and half aircraft in the air, and was responsible for the destruction of three aircraft on the...


  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...


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18 September 2018 10:50:27 Emily Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Reupload of UPL 15695 after video embed link broke

Oral history interview conducted by IWM for American Air Museum displays