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Ground crew of the 448th Bomb Group load up a B-24 Liberator with parachute containers for low level supply mission on 24 March 1945.

Printed caption on reverse: '56806 AC- Ground crew technicians of the Bombardment Group, commanded by COL Charles B Westover of College Park, GA, load up a Consolidated B-24 Liberator in England with supplies to be parachuted to British airborne troops fighting on the east bank of the Rhine.' Handwritten caption on reverse: '448 BG b-24 being loaded

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Ground crew of the 448th Bomb Group load up a B-24 Liberator. Printed caption on reverse: '56806 AC- Ground crew technicians of the Bombardment Group, commanded by COL Charles B Westover of College Park, GA, load up a Consolidated B-24 Liberator in England with supplies to be parachuted to British airborne troops fighting on the east bank of the Rhine.' Handwritten caption on reverse: '448 BG b-24 being loaded with parachute containers for low level supply mission. 3/24/45.'

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  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

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Date Contributor Update
13 February 2018 15:50:21 Lucy May Changes to caption
Sources

https://www.americanairmuseum.com/mission/1030

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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