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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.

The crumpled tail of a crashed B-24 Liberator of the 453rd Bomb Group. Image via Kenneth W Clendenin. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'H_ of 453rd BG, 735 BS? JSH 42-51865 1 Jan 45 Olf Buckenham. Lt AC Judd.'



  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...


  • 42-51865

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed on take-off for the mission to Remagen, Germany on 1 January 1945. Only 2 survived from the eleven-man crew.


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:49 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection