IWM catalogue record
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The burning wreck of a P-51 Mustang of the 4th Fighter Group that crashed near Boxted, 10 September 1944. Official caption on image: "(GAD-272-1-35)(10-9-44)( P-51)(Rest)." Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Boxted - our fields. 4F6 P-51 gp.'
Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...
Military site : airfield
Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...