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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 (VM-A, serial number 41-6530) of the 495th Fighter Training Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '496 FTG [sic], Atcham.'

Connections

Units

  • 495th Fighter Training Group

    495th Fighter Training Group

    Group
    The 495th Fighter Training Group, which operated in England from December 1943, trained P-47 Thunderbolt pilots. These pilots, who had received the basic training in the USA would be assigned to a training group to practise ETO operational procedures...

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

Locations

  • Atcham

    Military site : airfield
    Atcham, at some remove from other American Air Force bases in Shropshire, was used by USAAF to train pilots from June 1942, several months before the American Eagle Squadrons were combined to form the 4th Fighter Group. Pilots here were mainly trained...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:37:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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