IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Four P-38 Lightnings: (N2-K, serial number 42-67978) nicknamed "Betty A II", (N2-A_) and two comrades, of the 383rd Fighter Squadron, 364th Fighter Group fly over countryside. First handwritten caption on reverse: 'A Flight of P38's 3-11 of the 479th Fighter Group in open combat formation Aug 1944.' Second handwritten caption: '383FS/ 364FG P-38J.'
The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...
The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....