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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.

Ground personnel of the 453rd Bomb Group attend to a crashed B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-52196) nicknamed "War Bride". Official caption printed on image: 'ISAD-2-3-453)(2-2-44)(A/C 42-52196)(B-24 H).'



  • 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...


  • 42-52196 War Bride, Crupper-5

    B-24 Liberator
    Lost on 9 September 1944 during a carpetbagger operation to resupply Norwegian resistance fighters with armament during Operation Ball. ...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:54 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection