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

Two P-47 Thunderbolts of the 353rd Fighter Group take off at Metfield air base, August 1943.

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Units

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

Locations

  • Metfield

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Metfield had three concrete runways, 39 pan plus 15 loop hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied by the 353rd Fighter Group, equipped with P-47s, from August 1943 to...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:23:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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