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Clarence "Bud" Anderson a pilot of the 357th Fighter Group with his P-51 Mustang, March 1944.

IWM catalogue record

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Don Bochkay a pilot of the 357th Fighter Group with his P-51 Mustang, March 1944. Passed for publication 12 Mar 1944. Handwritten caption on reverse: '8/3/44 C. Don Bochkay. 357FG.' Press caption removed from reverse. On reverse: Associated Press, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].



  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...


  • Clarence Anderson

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine
    Clarence "Bud" Anderson enlisted shortly after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour. He earned his pilots wing in September 1942 and joined the 357th Fighter Group a year later. In late 1943, Anderson and the 357th arrived in Europe, where they quickly...


Date Contributor Update
02 July 2019 09:11:35 Emily Changes to caption and person associations

Associated Press wrongly identified photo as Don Bochkay in 1944. Bud Anderson is wrongly identified as Bud Anderson in FRE 3102

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2017 19:42:07 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and person associations

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 09:59:59 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection