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IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A two-seat P-47 Thunderbolt nicknamed "Astra" of the 365th Fighter Group. First handwritten caption on reverse: '365 FG no Gosfield.' Second handwritten caption on reverse: 'Suspect continent, post 7/44.'

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Units

  • 365th Fighter Group

    365th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in December 1943 as part of the Ninth Air Force. Flying P-47s, the Group took part in missions over northern France designed to weaken Germany's ability to repulse the planned Allied invasion of summer 1944. After the...

Locations

  • Gosfield

    Military site : airfield
    First used as an airfield during the First World War, when known as Royal Flying Corps/RAF Sible Hedingham, it was built as Gosfield for the Eighth Air Force and then Ninth Air Force in 1942-43. Home to first the 365th Fighter Group, then the 397th...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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