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Personnel of the 496th Fighter Training Group assemble near a P-38 Lightning for a demonstration by famed Lockheed test pilot Tony Levier. This P-38 was nicknamed "Snafuperman". Printed caption on reverse: 'P.H.T GREEN COLLECTION. PLACE: Goxhill, DATE: '44 SUBJECT: Lockheed P38.' Handwritten caption on reverse: '268008.'

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Personnel of the 496th Fighter Training Group assemble near a P-38 Lightning for a demonstration. Printed caption on reverse: 'P.H.T GREEN COLLECTION. PLACE: Goxhill, DATE: '44 SUBJECT: Lockheed P38.' Handwritten caption on reverse: '268008.'

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  • 496th Fighter Training Group

    496th Fighter Training Group

    Group
    Activated as 496th Fighter Training Group on 11 December 1943 at Greencastle by VIII Composite Command. ...

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  • Goxhill

    Military site : airfield
    Goxhill opened in June 1941 as an RAF Bomber Command airfield, before being handed over to RAF Fighter Command in December. The Eighth Air Force took ownership in August 1942, and used the airfield, which they quickly dubbed 'Goat Hill' for operational...

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Date Contributor Update
17 January 2018 16:14:13 eagle0025 Changes to caption
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Updated caption information.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:22:26 AAM AAM ingest
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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