The 4th Fighter Group’s control tower at RAF Debden, Essex, England, UK, Sep 25 1943. Front to Back: BGen Frederick L Anderson, Jr; Mr Donald Nelson, Chief of US War Production; LCol Chesley Peterson, 4th Fighter Group Commanding Officer.WC-27 ambulances of the 70th Service Group await the return of the 386th Bomb Group’s B-26 Marauders, RAF Great Dunmow, Essex, England, United Kingdom, Oct 5, 1943P-51B Mustang “Shangri-La” of the 336th Fighter Squadron runs its motor up at RAF Debden, Essex, England, UK; 1944-45. Photo 2 of 2.USAAF Capt Don Gentile sits on the wing of his P-51B Mustang “Shangri-La” of the 336th Fighter Squadron at RAF Debden, Essex, England, UK; 1944-45. Photo 1 of 2.
The 4th Fighter Group’s control tower at RAF Debden, Essex, England, UK, Sep 25 1943. Front to Back: BGen Frederick L Anderson, Jr; Mr Donald Nelson, Chief of US War Production; LCol Chesley Peterson, 4th Fighter Group Commanding Officer.WC-27 ambulances of the 70th Service Group await the return of the 386th Bomb Group’s B-26 Marauders, RAF Great Dunmow, Essex, England, United Kingdom, Oct 5, 1943P-51B Mustang “Shangri-La” of the 336th Fighter Squadron runs its motor up at RAF Debden, Essex, England, UK; 1944-45. Photo 2 of 2.USAAF Capt Don Gentile sits on the wing of his P-51B Mustang “Shangri-La” of the 336th Fighter Squadron at RAF Debden, Essex, England, UK; 1944-45. Photo 1 of 2.
P-51B Mustang “Ding Hao!” and Maj James Howard (in cap) of the 356th Fighter Squadron at RAF Boxted, Essex, England, UK; early 1944. See Comment below.BGen Jesse Auton, Gen Eisenhower, LGen Carl Spaatz, MGen James Doolittle, MGen William E Kepner, Col Donald M Blakeslee, Apr 11 1944. VIPs were present for the presentation of Blakeslee with the Distinguished Service Cross, RAF Debden, Essex, England, UKP-38J Lightning “Bambi” of the 338th Fighter Squadron assigned to Capt John L Odegard, probably at RAF Ridgewell, Essex, England, May 16 1944. Behind P-38’s nose wheel is B-17G Fortress “Chug a Lug IV” with the 535th Bomb Squadron.B-26C Marauder “Carefree Carolyn” of the 552nd Bomb Squadron makes a wheels-up landing after having her hydraulics shot out, RAF Great Dunmow, Essex, England, June 15 1944. Note the WC54 Ambulance and fire crews rushing to the scene. Photo 1 of 2
P-51B Mustang “Ding Hao!” and Maj James Howard (in cap) of the 356th Fighter Squadron at RAF Boxted, Essex, England, UK; early 1944. See Comment below.BGen Jesse Auton, Gen Eisenhower, LGen Carl Spaatz, MGen James Doolittle, MGen William E Kepner, Col Donald M Blakeslee, Apr 11 1944. VIPs were present for the presentation of Blakeslee with the Distinguished Service Cross, RAF Debden, Essex, England, UKP-38J Lightning “Bambi” of the 338th Fighter Squadron assigned to Capt John L Odegard, probably at RAF Ridgewell, Essex, England, May 16 1944. Behind P-38’s nose wheel is B-17G Fortress “Chug a Lug IV” with the 535th Bomb Squadron.B-26C Marauder “Carefree Carolyn” of the 552nd Bomb Squadron makes a wheels-up landing after having her hydraulics shot out, RAF Great Dunmow, Essex, England, June 15 1944. Note the WC54 Ambulance and fire crews rushing to the scene. Photo 1 of 2
Crew of B-26C Marauder “Carefree Carolyn” of the 552nd Bomb Squadron in front of their airplane after making a wheels-up landing, RAF Great Dunmow, Essex, England, June 15 1944. This was the aircraft’s 100th mission. Photo 2 of 2Conspicuously marked Radio Jeep of the 391st Bomb Group at RAF Matching, England, United Kingdom, 4 Aug 1944.An A-20 Havoc of the 410th Bomb Group overflies a B-17 Fortress of the 381st Bomb Group over the Essex countryside, England, United Kingdom, Apr-Sep 1944P-47D “Tony” of the 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron at Boxted, England, United Kingdom, late 1944. Note the ‘WW’ on the tail indicating ‘War Weary’ aircraft. Only ‘WW’ planes were used in Rescue Squadrons
Crew of B-26C Marauder “Carefree Carolyn” of the 552nd Bomb Squadron in front of their airplane after making a wheels-up landing, RAF Great Dunmow, Essex, England, June 15 1944. This was the aircraft’s 100th mission. Photo 2 of 2Conspicuously marked Radio Jeep of the 391st Bomb Group at RAF Matching, England, United Kingdom, 4 Aug 1944.An A-20 Havoc of the 410th Bomb Group overflies a B-17 Fortress of the 381st Bomb Group over the Essex countryside, England, United Kingdom, Apr-Sep 1944P-47D “Tony” of the 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron at Boxted, England, United Kingdom, late 1944. Note the ‘WW’ on the tail indicating ‘War Weary’ aircraft. Only ‘WW’ planes were used in Rescue Squadrons
Medical staff and their WC-54 ambulances waiting for returning B-17 bombers, probably at RAF Ridgewell, Essex, England, United Kingdom, 1944-45. Note the flare shot from the B-17 indicating wounded personnel on board17 B-17 Fortresses from the 533rd Bomb Squadron line up for a mission at Ridgewell, Essex, England, UK, 1945US pilot Lt Robert G Young, Jr of the 374th Fighter Squadron on his P-51D Mustang at Little Walden in Essex, England, early 1945Medical officer of the 535th Bomb Squadron, Capt Graham, congratulating pilot Lt Biene of B-17G Fortress ‘Stage Door Canteen,’ on the bomber’s 100th mission, 25 Feb 1945 at Ridgewell, Essex, England, United Kingdom.
Medical staff and their WC-54 ambulances waiting for returning B-17 bombers, probably at RAF Ridgewell, Essex, England, United Kingdom, 1944-45. Note the flare shot from the B-17 indicating wounded personnel on board17 B-17 Fortresses from the 533rd Bomb Squadron line up for a mission at Ridgewell, Essex, England, UK, 1945US pilot Lt Robert G Young, Jr of the 374th Fighter Squadron on his P-51D Mustang at Little Walden in Essex, England, early 1945Medical officer of the 535th Bomb Squadron, Capt Graham, congratulating pilot Lt Biene of B-17G Fortress ‘Stage Door Canteen,’ on the bomber’s 100th mission, 25 Feb 1945 at Ridgewell, Essex, England, United Kingdom.


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