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"A candid shot of Col. Christian" taken in 1943 at Bottisham. Submitted by Joe Flood, son of Staff Sgt. Joe Flood the extremely talented artist responsible for the lovely nose art on Lt. Colonel Roy Webb's aircraft.

Staff Sgt. Joe Flood sitting in the cockpit of a 374th FS Mustang. Taken probably in 1944 at Bottisham. Submitted by Joe Flood.

A photograph of E2 -C, E2-S, E2-A and E2-H  of the 375th FS probably taken in July 1944. Submitted by Glen Lothian, son of William Lothian who was a flight engineer in B17's of the 91st Bomb Group.  The photograph may have been taken from his B-17 "Bomber Dear" 4297234".They are from originals  and are stamped " Not for publication for personal use only" Passed by US Army Examiner 10148

B7-H 42-106942 the aircraft of 1st Lt. Clarence Eugene "Bud" Zieske, who was KIA August 12, 1944 on a dive bombing mission to Arras (the same mission upon which Colonel Christian was lost) flying this P-51B with a Malcolm hood which is pictured here. Submitted by Glen Lothian.

A flight of P-51B Mustangs prepares to take off from Bottisham on a combat mission, June 1944. The aircraft closest to the camera is the Group Commander's, Colonel Christian, "Lou III" equipped with a British Malcolm Hood canopy which provided greater visibility than the standard "bird cage" canopy. Courtesy George Lichter and submitted by Paul Cora, author of Yellowjackets.

A North American P-51B Mustang of the 376th Fighter Squadron in flight, summer 1944. Beginning in May, 1944 the 361st had been re-equipped with the long-range fighter enabling the Group to participate in the deepest penetrations of German airspace. Courtesy of Robert Volkman and submitted by Paul Cora, author of Yellowjackets.  

Probably the most famous Mustang photo ever taken and considering color photography was still in its infancy, the quality is stunning. The photo was taken from a 91st BG B-17 in July 1944 and this particular photo was submitted by Paul Cora.

A photo of John Johnston (who now lives in Baltimore MD) who was a pilot with the 375th FS at Little Walden from late March '45 through September '45, eventually being assigned the 355th FG 357th FS on the continent until June '46 at which time he was sent back to the U.S.  He continued with the Air Force, eventually flying F86D/L's with 330th FIS ADC
in the eastern U.S. retiring in 1963. by Jack Johnston his son.

A photo of P51 assigned to F/O John Johnston 414460 E2:Y 375th FS,  361st FG, Little Walden in Spring 1945. Submitted by Jack Johnston.

A photo of pilot Jesse Walters 375th FS, 361st FG taken at Little Walden in Spring 1945. Submitted by Jack Johnston.

A photo of pilot Chas Woods 375th FS, 361st FG taken at Little Walden in Spring 1945. Submitted by Jack Johnston.

A water damaged photo of pilot Lt (Paul ??) Daugherty 375th FS, 361st FG taken at Little Walden in Spring 1945. Submitted by Jack Johnston.

375th FS Pilot's room at Little Walden. Submitted by Jack Johnston.

A water damaged but unique photo. It is an invitation featuring the "famous 4" photo. It reads we think "375th Fighter Squadron Requests Your Presence Fulbourne Town Hall Wed 20 June 1945 8 to 12 O'clock Music By The Minstrels." Submitted by Jack Johnston.

This photo is simply marked Little Walden on the back. Submitted by Jack Johnston.

Living quarters and mess halls at Little Walden. This photo was submitted by Jack Johnston from his father's, John Johnston, collection and is simply marked "Little Walden" on the back.

Many thanks to Joe Flood, Glen Lothian, Paul Cora and Jack Johnston without whom this page would not be possible.