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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.

An airman of the 20th Fighter Group with a P-51 Mustang nicknamed "Happy Jack's Go Buggy", flown by Jack Ilfrey. Handwritten on slide: "unknown officer not JACK ILFREY" Printed on slide: "JOHN M. CAMPBELL ARCHIVES"



  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...


  • Jack Ilfrey

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot 1056 multi-engine/Squadron Commander
    Captain Jack M Ilfrey from Houston, Texas first arrived in the UK in 1942 with the 1st Fighter Group initially based at Goxhill and Kirton-in-Lindsey in Lincolnshire as part of Operation Bolero, the build-up of an American strategic air force in...



Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:30:21 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection