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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.

A B-24 Liberator (serial number 44-40466) of the 490th Bomb Group flies information with other Liberators during a mission to France. Printed caption on reverse: '53167 AC- Sky Giants- Here is a close up of two B-24 Liberaotrs of the US 8th AAF as they winged their way to strike a military target behind the enemy's lines in France recently. US Air Force photo.'



  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb 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...


  • 44-40466

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 493BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 851BS, 490BG, 8AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:24:52 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection