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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 (serial number 42-27606, "War Weary") of the 78th Fighter Group in front of the control tower at Duxford.

Connections

Units

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...

Aircraft

  • 42-27606

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. War Weary converted to 2 seater. Transferred to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Suffered a belly landing Mar-45 at Duxford, repaired and repainted overall red retaining its chequerboard nose cowling.

Locations

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:28:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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