Activated as 496th Fighter Training Group on 11 December 1943 at Greencastle by VIII Composite Command. ...
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A Spitfire Mk. Va (C7-M, serial number W3815) of the 555th Fighter Training Squadron, 496th Fighter Training Group at Goxhill, 1944. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Goxhill - '44 - VAS Sptifire Va - W3815 - 496th Fighter Group USAF.' On reverse: P.H.T. Green Collection [Stamp].
Supermarine Spitfire W3815 Mk Vb Const #1985, Built at Eastleigh. ...
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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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection