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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 P-47 Thunderbolt (5F-A, serial number 42-75855, "War Weary") of the 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: 'P-47 5ERS, Mount Farm.'

Connections

People

  • Robert Astrella

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Photographic Supply
    Staff Sergeant Robert Astrella was a keen photographer, he photographed the aircraft that visited Mount Farm, and like many airmen he used his leave to travel to historic sites around Britain. His colour photographs are a rich record of Britain at war ...

Aircraft

  • 42-75855 'Tony'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred war weary to 5ERS, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 434FS, 479FG, 8AF as a hack.

Locations

  • Mount Farm

    Military site : airfield
    Originally a grass airfield satellite for the RAF Photographic Reconnaissance Unit at nearby RAF Benson, Mount Farm was built in 1940-1941. It had three concrete runways, 49 dispersals (24 concrete pan type plus 25 PSP squares), and eight blister...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:35:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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