IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Captain Richard Bettis, Sergeant Pappas and Warrant Officer Robert Barnes, all engineers of the 315th Troop Carrier Group with a CG-41 Glider. Image via William Brinson. Written on slide casing: 'Spanhoe, Spring 1944, Cpt Dick Bettis, Sgt Pappas, W/O Barnes (Robt).'
The chief purpose of the 315th Troop Carrier Group when assigned to the Eighth Air Force was to transport troops around the UK in the early part of 1943. Before long though, the Group was used by the Twelfth Air Force and flew from Bilda, Algeria, from...
Military site : airfield
Originally known as Wakerley, Spanhoe was built in 1943 to a standard design: a 6,000 foot runway with two shorter runways, hardstandings and two T2 hangars. Accommodation and support facilities were located in the woods and farmland surrounding the...