2 thoughts on “RAF Eye”

  1. RAF Eye was home to the 490th Bomb Group of the US Eighth Air Force 1944-45. Firstly with B-24 Liberators and then with B-17 Flying Fortresses. One of the latter is shown in this photo, plus a Dodge that is towing the checkered control caravan. The latter has a B-17G nose piece on its roof for observation during bad weather. Interesting to see what appears to be two females (?) sitting on top of the control caravan.

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    1. Hi Malcolm, I’d assumed they were American Red Cross girls, many of whom were locally recruited in the UK, the donut dollies/club mobile girls serving coffee and donuts to crews. There are photos of them wearing white blouses/shirts and dark slacks. The left hand figure is more unusual though in that it seems to be wearing a WAC cap and a darker blouse.

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