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397th Bombardment Group mural,, Rivenhall Airfield, Essex. Photos taken April 2017.

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  • Moses Gatewood

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Gatewood was a US military academy graduate, class of January 1943. Assigned to 9th air force, 397th bomb group, 597th squadron as aircraft commander of a b-26 martin marauder medium bomber named 'Holy Moses'. While flying another aircraft, the 'Mama...

  • Ed Richardson

    Military | Captain | Pilot

  • William Ryherd

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Bill was pilot of B-26 Marauder Sharon Rozanne II. He had flown 35 missions and was due for some liberty in Scotland but he and his co-pilot chose to fly one more mission into France. He was shot down on August 4, 1944, while trying to bomb a bridge...

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  • Rivenhall

    Military site : airfield
    Originally allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a heavy bomber base, Rivenhall was built during 1943-44 but transferred to the Ninth Air Force before construction was complete. It had three concrete runways, 51 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...

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Date Contributor Update
05 November 2018 09:58:36 Emily Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
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Date Contributor Update
03 November 2018 09:48:19 Carl H Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and place associations
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I hope the photos will be of interest, especially to the families of the pilots. I took these photos while working on the site last year and was amazed the the murals still survive.

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