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Old 5th February 2011, 22:54
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Wondering if any Russian or US sources have pictures of the 325th FG at Piryatin, June 3-11th, 1944?

Basically that is the question.

The 325th Fighter Group (Checkertail Clan), were the first US Fighter group to take part in the Shuttle Missions to Russia, where they landed at Piryatin. The Bombers they escorted landed at Poltava and Mirgorod.

I have seen about 15 pictures of the Bomber Groups during Operation Frantic, but so-far, only 5 of the 325th at Piryatin.

Now, unfortunately, most of the images taken were lost as the only B-17 shot down as the group returned from Operation Frantic on June 11th, was the one containing their Photographs and films!

There have been the occasional image here and there but that is it.

Also I understand that US News Groups were allowed out (including the New York Times) but have not had a chance to see if they have any archive images of the 325th at piryatin.

However.......

the Russians also took lots of photos but I have no-idea where to beging contacting and asking to see if there are any pictures available in their military archives of the 325th at Piryatin.

So my question is/are;

Does anyone have any pictures of the 325th FG at Piryatin and also who or where would be a good place to start trying to find a Phto archive in Russia that may contain images of this?

Many thanks for any help, cheers, MP
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Re: Wondering if any Russian or US sources have pictures of the 325th FG at Piryatin, June 3-11th, 1944?

Not sure of the date on this and you may already have seen it but....
Apparently taken Aug or before.

http://www.footnote.com/image/#47297155
http://www.footnote.com/image/#47297162

By moving forward and backward on the links above you can move through more "Russian" pictures.
More on the bases and the bombers.

The Airforce Pictures on Footnote.com are free, you could try searching there.
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