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Colonel Barton M. Russell of the 20th Fighter Group at Kings Cliffe air base, October 1943. Printed caption attached to print: Picture shows:- Close-up of Col. B.M. Russell, Billings, Montana. U.S. Pool/SG/H. Keystone 52a-11.'



  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter 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...


  • Barton Russell

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1056 multi-engine. Group Commander
    20th FG Commanding Officer Jan 17, 143 to March 2, 1944. Served with the 20th FG from 1937 thru 1943. 11 Combat missions 1/2 FW-190 destroyed air. CO 51st FIW 1953-55 1/2 kill (ME109)


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:23:12 AAM AAM ingest

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