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Wanted: Photos of the 404th Fighter Group in Normandy, please.

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Wanted: Photos of the 404th Fighter Group in Normandy, please.

I moved to Normandy 2 years ago and have bough a house which is about 50 meters from the monument to the 404th Fighter Group at the ALG A-5 in Cartigny l'Epinay. I have tried to find photos of the airfield and the personnel who were here in 1944 but have been unable to find anyone (even in the village here in Normandy) who has photos of the airfield in 1944. Is there anyone out there who might have photos of the airfield in 1944 please? I'd love an aerial shot of the airfield with aircraft on the runway if possible, and would be prepared to pay for the photo's if necessary, if someone can tell me where to find them, please.
 
Thanks for everything in advance,
 
Ed Robinson

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    Re:Wanted: Photos of the 404th Fighter Group in Normandy, please. 2009/10/23 01:27:28 (permalink)
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    Ed,try www.skylighters.org or   www.eucmh.com

    Jaap

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    Re:Wanted: Photos of the 404th Fighter Group in Normandy, please. 2009/10/26 07:43:17 (permalink)
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    Thanks for those links. Couldn't find any photos of ALG A-5 on the sites, but at least I'm hopeful that I might be able to find some somewhere else.
     
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    Re:Wanted: Photos of the 404th Fighter Group in Normandy, please. 2012/04/15 11:25:42 (permalink)
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    I have a handful of veterans' personal photos of the 404th Fighter Group that we collected when we were writing the book Hell Hawks, a history of the 365th Fighter Group. In some cases, the location is unknown. I have one photo that I acquired in a yard sale and written on the back are the words: "Me, 1944." Such are the tribulations when one attempts to collect and archive history.
    These photos aren't great and none exists in digital form -- I don't have a scanner -- but I'm happy to share them if we can find a way.
     
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    Re:Wanted: Photos of the 404th Fighter Group in Normandy, please. 2012/04/27 14:04:16 (permalink)
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    Hi Bob, My name is Tom James. My dad was a pilot in the 404th FG, 508th FS. I met you briefly in front of the Smithsonian Annex a couple of years ago where you were selling your 365th book. I was the guy with the 508th FS A2 jacket on. I would be very interested in seeing anything you may have on my dad's group. I also live in Virginia, in Va. Beach. In trying to reconstruct my dad's combat history I have also accumulated a fair amount of literature and pictures of my dad's group. Please let me know if you are interested.
                                                                                                                                       sincerely yours, Tom James
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    Re:Wanted: Photos of the 404th Fighter Group in Normandy, please. 2014/02/02 10:14:01 (permalink)
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    Hi Guys,
    Just come across this site & I'm interested in the 404th as two of the POWs that I'm researching were members - one of the 506th Sqn (Major Raymond P Ellege jr) & one of the 508th (1st Lt Francis T Gillespie) so any photos featuring these guys or their aircraft would be great.
    Don't know if you're aware, but a book came out last year covering all of the ALGs (unfortunately, only in French)
    Also, if Ed Robinson is still around, then happy to share what I have found out about ALG5
    In case anyone's interested, my research website is www.menintheshed.com
    Cheers
    Colin
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    Re:Wanted: Photos of the 404th Fighter Group in Normandy, please. 2014/02/02 11:37:25 (permalink)
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    Ed -
    There are some 404th FG Photos in my Book , The 9th AF in WW II by Kenn Rust.
    3 are at a Luftwaffe Field in or around a Hangar. I know it is not the right Air Field ,
    but here are P -47s in Photos.
    P-47 # 44 - 33051 Y8 X
    P-47  4K V
    P-47 Y8 I
    P-47 4K Z
    P-47 4K E
    P-47 4K W
    There is one other Photo of 404th FG P-47s taking off from a
    Dirt Field with Crew Chiefs Watching , Line of Trees along Runway.
    One of them is Y8 K.
    Mike  
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    Re:Wanted: Photos of the 404th Fighter Group in Normandy, please. 2014/02/02 20:19:57 (permalink)
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    Here is a web page on the 404th FG mostly before they went to France .
    http://www.winkton.net/pages/The%20404th%20Fighter%20Group.htm
     
    Has some nice photo's other air fields they were at.
    Rick
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