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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

P-38 Lightnings of the 20th Fighter Group. Handwritten on slide:"this was quite a sight about the middle of December. Looks like we are going to war after all. Eng. 43 20th Fghtr Gp 1943 Wittering.



  • 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...


  • Wittering

    Military site : airfield
    Wittering, now in Cambridgeshire, began as RFC Stamford in 1916. By the end of the First World War, it had been renamed RAF Wittering, and was used by both British and American aircraft. It had six hangars, fifteen aircraft sheds and many other...


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

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection