IWM catalogue record
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Bure Homage, headquarters of the 405th Fighter Group, Christchurch. Printed caption on reverse: 'Bure Homage, an English Manor House dating back to the reign of George III, taken iver as head-quarters, 405 FG. Christchurch, England (new).'
The 405th Fighter Group was a fighter bomber unit of the United States Army Air Force in World War II. They group flew P-47 Thunderbolts in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) starting with the buildup to the Invasion of Normandy ("D-Day") through...
Military site : airfield
The original Christchurch Airport operated from 1935-39, and the airfield was used by the RAF from 1939 to 1941. It was the site of the Airspeed Aircraft factiry from 1940 to 51. Christchurch was developed for USAAF use in 1943, and the Ninth Air Force...