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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.

Damaged remains of a P-47 Thunderbolt of the 356th Fighter Group in a wreckage area at Martlesham Heath.

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Units

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    Group
    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...

Locations

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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