About this object341 Squadron. French pilots of 'C' Flight. In the centre, with his ubiquitous cigarette holder is Commandant Rene Mouchotte. On his left are fellow French pilots: Martell, Doctor 'Toubib' Geiger, Laurent, Bruno, Remlinger, Pierre Clostremann, Mathy and Farman. Far right, sitting on the wing, is Manuge wearing his Mae West lift jacket.
The squadron, known in French as Groupe de Chasse no 3/2 'Alsace' was formed on 15th January 1943 with Rene Mouchotte as it's first Squadron Leader. The Squadron arrived at Biggin Hill on 21st March 1943.
In September 1980 RAF Biggin Hill gathered together a collection of photographs from museums, commercial and private individuals to mount an exhibition to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The collection was passed on to Bob Ogley when the RAF withdrew from Biggin Hill.
This photograph is part of the Bob Ogley Photograph Collection.
Place MadeRAF Biggin Hill
Measurements1: H 100 mm x W 125 mm
2: H 185 mm x W 145 mm
PeriodSecond World War
Object TypePhotographic negative
Subject and Association Keywords341 Squadron
Subject and Association KeywordsBiggin Hill
Subject and Association KeywordsFrench pilots
Subject and Association KeywordsMouchotte, 'Rene'
Subject and Association KeywordsMartell (French)
Subject and Association KeywordsGeiger, 'Toubib' (French)
Subject and Association KeywordsLaurent (French)
Subject and Association KeywordsBruno (French)
Subject and Association KeywordsRemlinger (French)
Subject and Association KeywordsClostermann, Pierre (French)
Subject and Association KeywordsMathy (French)
Subject and Association KeywordsFarman (French)
Subject and Association KeywordsManuge (French)
Medium and Materials1: photographic negative
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