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Tugs and gliders of the 9th Air Force fly over the 344th Bomb Group base at Stansted-Mountfitchet en route to invade Holland. Image by Jack K Havener, 344th Bomb Group.. Associated caption: 'Tugs and gliders passing over 169 to kick off airborne invasion of Holland and the low countries. Stretched from horizon to horizon for hours. Sept 1944.'
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
Jack K Havener (1920–2011) flew B-26 Marauders with the 344th Bomb Group. He completed 68 combat missions in the medium bombers, many of them from Stansted. Among the medals awarded to Havener was the Distinguished Flying Cross – given to an American...
Military site : airfield
Today, Stansted is one of the busiest airports in Britain. During the Second World War, instead of airliners delivering passengers, Stansted Moutfitchet’s aircrews in their B-26 Marauders attacked Nazi targets, paving the way for D-Day and the...
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