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Ground crew of the 355th Fighter Group refuel P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 42-8492), with a Vickers Wellington and a Cessna UC-78 at Steeple Morden. Image stamped on reverse: 'for personal use only' and passed by US Army examiner 10143.

IWM catalogue record

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Ground crew of the 355th Fighter Group refuel P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 42-8492), with a Wellington and a Cessna T-50 at Steeple Morden. Image stamped on reverse: 'for personal use only' and passed by US Army examiner 10143.

Connections

Units

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    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...

Aircraft

  • 42-8493

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 354FS 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 October 2014 23:53:37 Gerry Asher Changes to caption
Sources

"T-50" was the civilian designation for the aircraft.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:19:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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