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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 492nd Bomb Group walk by P-47 Thunderbolts and a B-24 Liberator used as a flight assembly ship. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Parade Hethel.'

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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

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Revisions

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

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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