IWM catalogue record
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Personnel of the 491st Bomb Group with ground support vehicles, including trucks, ambulances and a Cletrac wait in front of the control tower at Metfield for returning B-24 Liberators. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Waiting for mission return, probably Metfield, Nov.'
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...
Military site : airfield
Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Metfield had three concrete runways, 39 pan plus 15 loop hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied by the 353rd Fighter Group, equipped with P-47s, from August 1943 to...