Creator

Unknown

Date

1943

Creation Date

2008-06-19

Description

Black & White photograph of a row of Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter planes lined up at the Debden, England, airfield, circa 1943. The P-47 Thunderbolt (fourth from left) has the code 'WD' painted on its fuselage, belonging to the United States Eighth Army Air Force 335th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group (formerly the No. 121 'Eagle' Squadron of the Royal Air Force). A number of military personnel are shown in the photo, as well as a 1942 or1943 US Army Jeep Willys MB belonging to the 409th Bomb Squadron, 93rd Bomb Group.

Digital Collection

Arnold Clayton Watkins World War II Photograph Collection, 1942-1945

Collection Number

SpC MS 0006

Finding Aid

https://digitalcommons.pittstate.edu/fa/3/

Object Type

Photograph

Image Format

Still Image

Location

Europe--United Kingdom--England--Essex--Debden

Publisher Digital

Pittsburg State University, Kansas, Axe Library, Special Collections

Notes

Pittsburg State University, Special Collections, 6, Watkins, Arnold Clayton, Oversize photo, 01. Contributed by Joan F. Watkins.

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Keywords

World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American--Photographs; United States. Army Air Forces--History--Photographs; Vehicles, Military--American--Photographs; Jeep automobile--Photographs; Soldiers--United States--Photographs; Airplanes, Military--Markings--United States--Photographs; Thunderbolt (Fighter planes)--Photographs; R.A.F. Debden (England : Air base)--Photographs; United States. Army Air Forces. Fighter Group, 4th--Photographs

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