IWM catalogue record
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A B-17 Flying Fortress of the 490th Bomb Group lands at Eye, guided from the mobile control tower. Image by Captain Arnold Delmonico, photographic officer 490th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'B-17 Landing.'
The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Photographic Officer
Military site : airfield
Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...