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A C-47 Skytrain with yellow and black checked engine cowling, prepares to take off from Little Walden, home of the 361st Fighter Group. Image via James D Smith. Wrtitten on slide casing: '302 ATm, ASC, 12/44 Little Walden.'
The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...
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Military site : airfield
Little Walden was built as a Class A airfield suitable for American heavy bombers. The 409th Bomb Group, as part of the Ninth Air Force, was stationed at the base between March and September 1944, flying A-20 Havocs.