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The Church Army mobile canteen greets personnel of the 44th Bomb Group on their return from a mission. The B-24D Liberator, 41-23816, named, Black Jack, is visible in the background. 2 March 1943. Image stamped on reverse : "London News Agency." [stamp] "Passed for publication 2 Mar 1943." [stamp] - Printed caption on reverse : "Canteens greet U.S.A. Airmen. The U.S.A. Airmen at an aerodrome in Eastern England, are greeted by the Church Army Mobile canteens, after returning from raids over enemy territory. The canteens used are the gifts of Americans through the British War Relief Society, thus Americans are helping us to look after their sons. Photo shows: U.S.A. Airmen round the canteen in front of their planes. XZ. SUPPLI U.S.A.

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The Church Army mobile canteen greets personnel of the 44th Bomb Group on their return from a mission. A B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23816) nicknamed "Black Jack" is visible in the background. 2 March 1943. Image stamped on reverse: 'London News Agency.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 2 Mar 1943.' [stamp] Printed caption on reverse: 'Canteens greet U.S.A. Airmen. The U.S.A. Airmen at an aerodrome in Eastern England, are greeted by the Church Army Mobile canteens, after returning from raids over enemy territory. The canteens used are the gifts of Americans through the British War Relief Society, thus Americans are helping us to look after their sons. Photo shows: U.S.A. Airmen round the canteen in front of their planes. XZ. SUPPLI U.S.A.'

Connections

Units

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

Aircraft

  • 41-23816 Black Jack

    B-24 Liberator
    This B-24D, 41-23816, in the 8th Air Force, TDY to the 9th Air Force, the 44th Bomb Group, and the 68th Bomb Squadron, should not be confused with another B-24D, 41-23661, in the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 345th Bomb Squadron, also...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 October 2021 13:34:57 Kickapoo Changes to caption
Sources

Best Web - B-24 - 41-23816 - Black Jack

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2014 12:53:12 Emily Changes to caption and place associations
Sources

FRE 651

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:17:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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