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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.

An airman of the 492nd Bomb Group climbs into the cockpit of his A-26 Invader. Image via A Pecquet. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Harrington, Spring 1945.'

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Units

  • 492nd Bomb Group

    492nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group, after flying similar missions to other heavy bomb groups until the late summer of 1944, took up 'Carpetbagger' missions, transporting agents, supplies and propaganda leaflets to southern France. The Group was taking on the role of...

Locations

  • Harrington

    Military site : airfield
    Harrington was built by the 826th and 852nd Engineer Battalions of the US Army in 1943. Completed in 1944, it was the furthest Eighth Air Force combat airfield from the east coast.The Eighth's Special Operations Group was based at the airfield, first...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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