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An anti aircraft gun post at the 406th Fighter Group base at Ashford. Image via John Quincy.

This is NOT ALG 417 RAF Ashford. The background buildings make it clear that this is elsewhere. No such buildings erected on the site only occupied by USAAF April - July 1944

IWM catalogue record

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

An anti aircraft gun post at the 406th Fighter Group base at Ashford. Image via John Quincy.

Connections

Units

People

  • John Quincy

    Military | Lieutenant
    John Quincy served with the 406th Fighter Group. He sent historian Roger Freeman copies of the colour photos he took during his tour in the ETO.

Locations

  • Ashford

    Military site : airfield
    Built as an Advanced Landing Ground for the RAF in 1942-1943, Ashford was improved and made ready for the Ninth Air Force in 1944. The 406th Fighter Group operated from the airfield in 1944, before the airfield was returned to RAF use and returned to...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2018 14:22:25 Ian Wolverson Changes to caption
Sources

iwolverson@me.com local UK resident on history of RAF Ashford

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:36:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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