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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-38 Lightning (KI-Z, serial number 42-67052) of the 55th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '55th F.S., 20th F.G., 8th Air Force.'

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    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...

  • 55th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Arthur Rowley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    11 December 1943 P38H 42-67052 suffered a landing accident when the gear collapsed at Nuthamstead/Sta 131. 'Art' was unhurt but with A/C 42-67052 categorized as Cat3 damaged. Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Aircraft

  • 42-67052

    P-38 Lightning
    P38H 42-67052 suffered a landing accident when the gear collapsed at Nuthamstead/Sta 131. 'Art' was unhurt but with A/C 42-67052 categorized as Cat3 damaged. 11 December 1943.

Locations

  • Nuthampstead

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...

  • Wittering

    Military site : airfield
    Wittering, now in Cambridgeshire, began as RFC Stamford in 1916. By the end of the First World War, it had been renamed RAF Wittering, and was used by both British and American aircraft. It had six hangars, fifteen aircraft sheds and many other...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2015 14:18:33 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations and place associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 09:59:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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