IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
An airman of the 322nd Bomb Group with a bicycle in front of Nissen Huts. Image by Eugene Allen, via Peter Dale. Printed caption on reverse, written by veteran: 'A winter's day at Andrews Field, 1944. Typical Nissen hutted domestic site with adaptation of the same basic structure. The hut with side windows on extreme left is the site administration office. Beyond is a windowless store and behind that similar sized 16 ft by 36ft barrack hut with end windows. There is a line of these barracks on the right, fronted by the occupant's bicycles. Each hut 'slept' 8 Officers. Credit Eugene Allen.' Handwritten caption on reverse: '322.'
The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...
Military site : airfield
The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...