Major Lester Ferguson Squadron Commander of the 85th Squadron of the 437th Troop Carrier Group with Captain Doug Wright RAF Liaison officer on the Control Tower at USAAF Station 469 RAF Ramsbury. Picture taken by Joseph C Antrim, 85th Squadron Operations Officer; hole punch on left hand side and handwritten No 70 top right indicates that this picture was copied directly from Antrim's print collection. Handwritten caption on reverse: '010565. Ramsbury, Eng. Ferguson and British Officer - Control Tower.'
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Ferguson of the 437th Troop Carrier Group with a British officer on the Control Tower at Ramsbury. Handwritten caption on reverse: '010565. Ramsbury, Eng. Ferguson and British Officer - Control Tower.'
Constituted as the 437th Troop Carrier Group on 15 April 1943, it was activated on 01 May 1943 in Dunnellon, FL. They trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft for duty overseas with the Ninth Air Force. They moved to England during January and February of...
Military site : airfield
Planned as an RAF operational training station, Ramsbury was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 28 pan and 24 loop hardstandings, and two T2...