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492nd Bomb Group flag, One of a collection of flags created for the "Shrine Area" in the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library in Norwich, England.



  • 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...


  • Robert Fish

    Military | Colonel | 1091-Pilot
    Commanding Officer of 492nd BG. This group was more widely known as the 'Carpetbaggers.' The mission of this group was to air drop supplies and agents in German occupied areas of Europe during WW II. Its concomitant mission was to land C-47 aircraft in...


  • North Pickenham

    Military site : airfield
    Built comparatively late during 1943-44 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, North Pickenham was rather cramped as an airfield site so the main runway was shorter than typical. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...


Date Contributor Update
06 February 2018 12:37:23 2nd Air Division Memorial Library Changes to caption and place associations

Caption amended and image linked to the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library

Date Contributor Update
14 February 2015 19:53:46 apollo11 Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations