IWM catalogue record
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A crashed B-24 Liberator (T9-Z, serial number 42-50488) nicknamed "Polaris II" of the 466th Bomb Group. The propellor of the aircraft lies a short distance away from the wing. First handwritten caption on reverse: '2/1/45 B-24 250488, 466.' Second handwritten caption on reverse: '466 BG Attlebridge, Norfolk PFF A/C repaired and used by 785 BS on 189 mission 25/2/45.'
The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...
Military site : airfield
Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...