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A B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-110171) nicknamed "The Prowler" of the 467th Bomb Group. Official caption printed on image: '(GAD-3056-2-505)(5 June 45)(AC-2110171 B24J)(Rest.)' Image stamped on reverse: 'Official Photograph US Army Air Forces.' [stamp], 'For personal use only.' [stamp]. Handwritten caption on reverse: '467 BG Lib "Prowler" after 100 mission at Watton 3rd SAD.'



  • 467th Bomb Group

    467th Bomb Group

    The 467th Bomb Group, or the "Rackheath Aggies" as they came to be known, flew B-24 Liberators on missions from April 1944. Its air crews became known for their accuracy and the Group had the best overall standing for accuracy within the Eighth Air...



  • Watton

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1939 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Watton was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in mid-1943. Improved initially with a single steel mat runway in 1943, plus 41 loop and 12 pan hardstandings, a...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:52 AAM AAM ingest

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