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

A French boy climbs on the wrecked tail of a B-24 Liberator of the 492nd Bomb Group that has crashed near Duerne. Image via M Cochet. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Carpetbagger B-24 crash at Duerne (Rhone) 8/1944.'



  • 492nd Bomb Group

    492nd Bomb 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...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:03 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection