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

A P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft named "Princess Pat" of the 56th Fighter Group. It was the assigned aircraft of First Lieutenant Charles Reed who joined the 63rd Fighter Squadron in August 1943. Handwritten on slide:"GROUP ??? Princess Pat UN-X at Steeple Morden Kepner's P-47 A. Sloan" Printed on slide:"APR 90F15"



  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 63rd Fighter Squadron


  • Charles Reed

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    20 December 1943 crash-landed in P47 near Dunwich, Suffolk with wheels up. RTD.

  • Alexander Sloan

    Alexander Sloan, known as 'Cal' worked as a professional photographer, using a Zeiss Contax 35mm camera, prior to enlistment. ...



  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...


Date Contributor Update
27 August 2018 09:11:19 Pyker Changes to person associations and aircraft associations

Deleted incorrect association with bomber crew member and re-associated with pilot Charles W Reed. Also associated with aircraft serial number.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:46:21 AAM AAM ingest

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