Uniform Collection

The Group has recently purchased a collection of 8 uniforms, 6 of which relate to personnel of the US 9th Air Force and two relating to British military women who were in the Control Room at Blake Hall. They include a Major Grue, Corporal Marty Thibo, a military policeman; Sergeant Darwin Morse; E.J.Seagars, a fighter pilot; 2nd Lt. Harry Taylor, a B 26 Marauder pilot; and Staff Sgt. Eddie Kovalchik, a radio operator/turret gunner on Marauders.

The display will feature information on all these individuals. For example, we have the uniform and documents relating to Corporal Marty Thibo, who was initially in the armament section of the 556BS and later became a military policeman. One of the British women was Private Christine Warren of the ATS, an aircraft plotter at Blake Hall, who married Sgt. Murrell Turner of the US 9th Air Force on 13 September 1944. Her uniform and wedding photos will feature in the display.

The museum needs to conserve and display these uniforms in a manner that enhances their story and provides the necessary protection in professionally constructed showcases. It is estimated that this will cost in the region of £5,500. So far, approximately £2,591 has been raised from our American supporters and the Museum is now launching this public appeal. Aviation enthusiasts and others are invited to contribute either through the donations page on the Museum's website at www.boxted-airfield.com or by sending a cheque payable to "Boxted Airfield Historical Group" to our Chairman, Richard Turner, 11 Dunthorne Road, Colchester, Essex CO4 0HZ.


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