IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
A Swedish soldier guards the nose of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 44-40142) nicknamed "Sknappy" of the 492nd Bomb Group that has landed in Sweden. First handwritten caption on reverse: '44-40142 "Sknappy", 492BG, Down Sweden 20/6/44.' Second handwritten caption on reverse: '492 BG Lib "Sknappy" interned after forced landing in Sweden.'
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...