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Technical Sergeant B.C. Brown (left) and Staff Sergeant Robert Asher of the 20th Fighter Group at work on an Allison engine of a P-38 Lightning at Kings Cliffe air base, November 1943. Printed caption attached to print: 'Associated Press photo shows: T/Sgt. B.C. Brown (left), of Kaweah, California, and S/Sgt. Robert Asher, of Beverley, Kentucky. Sparks and Crew Chief go over an Allison engine. WOR 262256 121143Y'



  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...


  • Robert Asher

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer


  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:23:08 AAM AAM ingest

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