IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
P-47 Thunderbolts of the 48th Fighter Group at Illesheim on VE Day. Image via Harold. Written on slide casing: 'Illesheim R-10, 8/5/45. 48 FG/ 493 FS P-47s.'
The Group moved to England in March 1944 and were stationed at Ibsley where the pilots trained in P-47s in preparation for the Allied invasion of Normandy. The wartime motto was in Latin 'vulneratus non victus' (Unconquered even though wounded).