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B-17 Fortresses of the 324th Bomb Squadron assembled at RAF Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England, UK, 1944. Note P-51D Mustang in the center of the field.Interesting collection of fighter types and fighter groups in one place. This is due to a meeting of the commanding officers from each of the fighter groups in the 8th Air Force at Bottisham, Cambridgeshire, England, UK, late 1944.
B-17 Fortresses of the 324th Bomb Squadron assembled at RAF Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England, UK, 1944. Note P-51D Mustang in the center of the field.Interesting collection of fighter types and fighter groups in one place. This is due to a meeting of the commanding officers from each of the fighter groups in the 8th Air Force at Bottisham, Cambridgeshire, England, UK, late 1944.
Razorback P-47 of the 355th Fighter Group at rest at Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire, England, UK, 1943-44. Note Cletrac M-2 High Speed Tractor.SSgt Norman A Sampson from the 427th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group in the ball turret of a B-17 Fortress; RAF Molesworth, Cambridgeshire, England, UK, Apr 1944
Razorback P-47 of the 355th Fighter Group at rest at Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire, England, UK, 1943-44. Note Cletrac M-2 High Speed Tractor.SSgt Norman A Sampson from the 427th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group in the ball turret of a B-17 Fortress; RAF Molesworth, Cambridgeshire, England, UK, Apr 1944
WC-54 ambulances at RAF Kimbolton, England waiting as returning B-17 Fortress bombers of the 379th Bomb Group fly overhead, May 13, 1944Crews examine flak damage to B-17G Fortress at RAF Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England, UK. Damage sustained on mission to Munich, Germany, Jul 6 1944. Note "Mickey" pathfinder radar dome in place of ball turret.
WC-54 ambulances at RAF Kimbolton, England waiting as returning B-17 Fortress bombers of the 379th Bomb Group fly overhead, May 13, 1944Crews examine flak damage to B-17G Fortress at RAF Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England, UK. Damage sustained on mission to Munich, Germany, Jul 6 1944. Note "Mickey" pathfinder radar dome in place of ball turret.
B-17G Fortress “Lost Angel” Belly landed at RAF Kimbolton after being damaged over Magdeburg, Germany, 28 Sep 1944. Note that the crew had unbolted and dropped the ball turret to keep it from breaking the airframe’s backView of the control tower at RAF Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England, UK, 1945. Note line of 91st Bomb Group “hack” aircraft: Piper L-4 Grasshopper, Noordyne O-64 Norseman, P-47 Thunderbolt, and Cessna UC-78 Bobcat.
B-17G Fortress “Lost Angel” Belly landed at RAF Kimbolton after being damaged over Magdeburg, Germany, 28 Sep 1944. Note that the crew had unbolted and dropped the ball turret to keep it from breaking the airframe’s backView of the control tower at RAF Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England, UK, 1945. Note line of 91st Bomb Group “hack” aircraft: Piper L-4 Grasshopper, Noordyne O-64 Norseman, P-47 Thunderbolt, and Cessna UC-78 Bobcat.
Melvin Hoffman of the 82nd Fighter Squadron made the best landing he could under the circumstances in his P-51D Mustang at RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire, England, UK; Jan 4 1945. Note oil covering the windscreen and engine cowling.War Weary P-51B Mustang of the 84th Fighter Squadron after a landing accident at Duxford, England, United Kingdom, Apr 10, 1045
Melvin Hoffman of the 82nd Fighter Squadron made the best landing he could under the circumstances in his P-51D Mustang at RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire, England, UK; Jan 4 1945. Note oil covering the windscreen and engine cowling.War Weary P-51B Mustang of the 84th Fighter Squadron after a landing accident at Duxford, England, United Kingdom, Apr 10, 1045
Groundcrew of No. 514 Squadron of Lancaster bombers at Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, England loading food parcels into an airplane’s bomb bay for dropping on the Netherlands during Operation Manna, May 1945.
Groundcrew of No. 514 Squadron of Lancaster bombers at Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, England loading food parcels into an airplane’s bomb bay for dropping on the Netherlands during Operation Manna, May 1945.


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