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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.

An airman of the 385th Bomb Group sits beneath the European Theatre of Operation's "Biggest Pin-up" painted on the wall of the barracks. Official caption printed on image: 'GPR 314-11-385)(1-12-44)(ETO's Biggest Pin-up).'

Connections

Units

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

Locations

  • Great Ashfield

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was built in 1942 by John Laing & Son Ltd. 108,000 tons of concrete was used in its construction, creating a Class 'A' airfield suitable for heavy bombers. The 385th Bomb Group took up residence in the summer of 1943, and remained at the...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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