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

A tractor pulls a P-47 Thunderbolt across the grass. This aircraft was flown by the 78th Fighter Group who were based at Duxford between April 1943 and October 1945. 15 May 1943. Printed caption on reverse of print: 'ETO HQ 43 3514 KOENIG 15 MAY 43. The United States Fighter plane, P-47 just recently introduces in this theatre of war is now seeing action against the Axis from bases in the British Isles.'



  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...


  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:23:20 AAM AAM ingest

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