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Pilot and ground crew ( Cpl Edwin Everhart, T/Sgt Richard Lang, Sgt George Lucky) of P-38J Lightning, named by the crew "Betsy VI". Pilot of the aircraft was First Lieutenant Russell W Bebout of the 79th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group, which was based at Kings Cliffe air base.

IWM catalogue record

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Pilot and ground crew of P-38J Lightning, named by the crew "Betsy VI". Pilot of the aircraft was First Lieutenant Russell W. Bebout of the 79th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group, which was based at Kings Cliffe air base.

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    Group
    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 79th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Edwin Everhart

    Military | Corporal | Ground Crew

  • Richard Lang

    Military | Corporal

  • George Lucky

    Military | Sergeant

  • Albert Windsor

    Military | King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth
    At 6pm on 3 September 1939, King George VI spoke to the people of Britain and the Empire. In his radio broadcast, he talked of the difficult times ahead and urged his people to stand firm. ...

Locations

  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 October 2016 20:13:53 Al_Skiff Changes to caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Collection
www.fold3.com

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:21:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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