IWM catalogue record
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Captain H Carey, a flight surgeon of the 356th Fighter Group with his dog "Don". Image via Herbert Rutland, 356th Fighter Group. Written on slide casing: 'Flight Surgeon. Dog = "Don" Playard, 1945, Capt H Carey 360th FS.'
The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...
Military | Captain | Flight Surgeon
Doc Carey was well-regarded by 360th Fighter Squadron pilots. Ed Nebinger remembered Doc Carey as good natured and recalled that at the squadron's VE Day party he 'dug into his liberally guarded supply of mission whiskey, and was applying it liberally...
Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
Herb Rutland served as a pilot with the 356th Fighter Group, flying missions out of Martlesham Heath, England.