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C-47 Skytrains of the 315th Troop Carrier Group in flight. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'C-47 Skytrain. 315 TCG over Lincolnshire. C-47 before 1944.'

Image actually shows Harringworth Viaduct. RAF Spanhoe, the home field of the two Aircraft, is slightly out of shot to the left, making this right on the border of Rutland & Northamptonshire.

IWM catalogue record

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

C-47 Skytrains of the 315th Troop Carrier Group in flight. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'C-47 Skytrain. 315 TCG over Lincolnshire. C-47 before 1944.'

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Units

  • 315th Troop Carrier Group

    315th Troop Carrier Group

    Group
    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...

Locations

  • Spanhoe

    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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2015 16:48:24 aberry82 Changes to caption and place associations
Sources

Unk

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:42:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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