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IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Airmen of the 490th Bomb Group and their friends relax in the Officers Club. Printed caption on reverse: '70066 AC- Several men of the 490th Bomb Group and their friends relax in the main lounge of the officers club at an 8th Air Force base in England. 1 March 1944.' Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Incorrect, probably 91.'

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:24:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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