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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.

Personnel of the 489th Bomb Group with a B-24 Liberator and the control tower at Halesworth. Handwritten caption on reverse: '489th BG Halesworth.'

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Units

  • 489th Bomb Group

    489th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...

Locations

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:00 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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