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A B-24 Liberator (V2-X+, serial number 42-50757) of the 491st Bomb Group.

Image by Dan Winston, Photographic Officer of the 491st Bomb Group.

Handwritten caption on reverse: '855th BS, 491st BG, 18 Sept 1944 En route Holland.'

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A B-24 Liberator (V2-X+, serial number 42-50757) of the 491st Bomb Group. Image via Dan Winston. Handwritten caption on reverse: '855th BS, 491st BG, 18 Sept 1944 En route Holland.'

Connections

Units

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

People

  • Dan Winston

    Military | Captain | Intelligence Staff Officer, Photographic
    20 flights from Grenier Fld, Manchester, NH over the Atlantic Ocean to Greenland on anti-sub patrol. Flew 'No-Ball' mission over France 7/44 & to Ulm, Ger. , deep penetration 9/44 EAME

Missions

  • 639

    18 September 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2019 14:59:00 Emily Changes to caption, person associations and mission associations
Sources

Associated Dan Winston as photographer of the image, and 18 September mission

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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