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

P-47 Thunderbolts of the 48th Fighter Group line up for take off in Normandy. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 19 Jun 1944.' [stamp] an d'330049.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'P-47S GO INTO ACTION IN NORMANDY. Associated Press Photo shows: From one of the newest airstrips built in France to accomodate the heavy American Thunderbolts. P-47s Fighter Bombser refuelled and re-armed taxi to the starting line in clouds of dust for another trip in their hunt for Germans to be straffed.'



  • 48th Fighter Group

    48th Fighter Group

    The Group moved to England in March 1944 and were stationed at Ibsley where the pilots trained in P-47s in preparation for the Allied invasion of Normandy. The wartime motto was in Latin 'vulneratus non victus' (Unconquered even though wounded). ...



Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:09 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection