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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.

P-38 Lightnings, including (serial number 41-7631) of the 1st Fighter Group at Goxhill. Image stamped on reverse: 'Not to be published 20 Jul 1942.' [stamp] and '213031.' [censor no]. Printed caption on the reverse is damaged and is illegible.



  • 1st Fighter Group

    1st Fighter Group

    The 1st Fighter Group were initially deployed to Britain in the summer of 1942 as part of Operation Bolero. After shuttling through a number of different bases in the UK, the Group was reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force in September 1942 and supported...


  • 41-7631

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to 94FS, 1FG, 8AF USAAF. The aircraft was eventually scrapped in Tunisia. The tail section was used by the 33rd Fighter Group's 59th Fighter Squadron as a bar in the spring of 1943.

  • 41-7635

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to 94FS, 1FG, 8AF USAAF.


  • Goxhill

    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...


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:23 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection