A great photograph of Lt Col Julius “Jack” Almond being directed for another photograph next to his ship “Sweet Sue”.
I believe this was taken at RAF Beaulieu not long after his unit, 387th Fighter Squadron, 365th Fighter Group “Hell Hawks”, arrived in the Spring of 1944.
The photograph that appears to be taken here is actually featured in the fantastic book, Thunderbolts of the Hell Hawks2. The book was also used as a reference for the colour work on “Sweet Sue”.
- Barnes, D; Crump, J & Sutherland, R 2011, Thunderbolts of the Hell Hawks Barracuda Graphs