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Lieutenant Colonel Allison Brooks of the 1st Scouting Force, 364th Fighter Group in the cockpit of his P-51 Mustang. Printed caption on reverse: '69433 AC Colonel Brooks, Commanding Officer of the 1st Scouting Force, 91st Bomb Group, seated in the Cockpit of his plane prior to taking off from the base at Bassingbourne [sic], England on another mission.'

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Lieutenant-Colonel Allison Brooks of the 1st Scouting Force, 364th Fighter Group in the cockpit of his P-51 Mustang. Printed caption on reverse: '69433 AC Colonel Brooks, Commanding Officer of the 1st Scouting Force, 91st Bomb Group, seated in the Cockpit of his plane prior to taking off from the base at Bassingbourne [sic], England on another mission.'

Connections

Units

  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 1st Scouting Force

People

  • Allison Brooks

    Military | Major General | Commanding Officer, 1st Scouting Force. Former Group Operations Officer (401st BG)
    Assigned to 401BG, 8AF USAAF, Operations Officer. Transferred Scouting Force (ESF). Transferred 1st Scouting Force. ...

Locations

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 October 2014 10:46:52 Lucy May Changes to caption and place associations
Sources

Associated the photograph to Bassingbourn based on the information in the caption.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:19:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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