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Glenn E. Duncan, on the left, and John B. Rose Jr. of the 353rd Fighter Group, stand beside the group's de Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth DE745 'Dorothy', which Duncan had just crash-landed into the field. 1943-1944.

This is one of a series of photos taken before the above mentioned accident on 7th September 1943 at Westleton, Suffolk. Major Duncan, with Lt. Rose as passenger, landed at the crash landing of a 351st Fighter Squadron P-47 Thunderbolt piloted by Lt. Vernon A. Leatherman (a/c YJ-N 41-6585). On attempting to take off and return to Metfield, Major Duncan hit a hedge and flipped the Tiger Moth onto its back. Major Duncan and Lt. Rose were unhurt

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

Glenn E. Duncan, on the left, and John B. Rose Jr. of the 353rd Fighter Group, stand beside the group's de Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth, which Duncan had just crash-landed into the field. 1943-1944.

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Units

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

People

  • Glenn Duncan

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commanding Officer of 353rd Fighter Group
    Glenn E Duncan joined the 353rd Fighter Group in March 1943 as Group Executive Officer. He claimed 19 victories until he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the Group in November 1943. ...

  • John Rose

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to HQ, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Aircraft

  • 41-6585

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47C-5-RE 41-6585 was assigned to the 353FG/351FS at Metfield, UK. On 7-Sep-43 the aircraft, piloted by 1LT Vernon A. Leatherman, made a crashlanding at Westleton, Suffolk, UK when it ran out of gas returning from an mission escorting B-17s in the...

  • DE745 'Dorothy'

    Tiger Moth
    Assigned to USAAF, Landing accident Goxhill 2-Aug-43, Taxiing accident Halesworth 30-Aug-43, Take Off accident Westleton 7-Sep-43 Maj Glenn E Duncan: - ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2016 19:17:27 ------- Changes to caption, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

353rd FG Records
Graham Cross, Jonah's Feet Are Dry (Ipswich, 2001), p. 409-10.

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2016 16:01:10 Al_Skiff Changes to caption, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:21:30 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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