A B-24 Liberator (IS-L+, serial number 42-64428) of the 445th Bomb Group. L-Love (IS-L+) 700 Ramblin' Wreck Original - 11/29/44 - CR blew tire T/O - Salvaged Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Nuthampstead Group Credit.'
IWM catalogue record
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A B-24 Liberator (IS-L+, serial number 42-64428) of the 445th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Nuthampstead Group Credit.'
The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...
Military site : airfield
Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...