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

Lieutenant Alvah G. Gilleland and two colleagues of the 355th Fighter Group stand in front of the P-51 Mustang nicknamed "Georgia Peach" at Steeple Morden. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Lt. Alvah Gillland [sic], 355th FG.'



  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...


  • Alvah Gilleland

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Suspended from Flying Duty.



  • 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
08 September 2014 15:19:14 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection