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IWM catalogue record

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

Fireworks at Eye, the home of the 490th Bomb Group, on VE Day. Image by Captain Arnold Delmonico, photographic officer 490th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'VE Day.'

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Units

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    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...

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Locations

  • Eye

    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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:36:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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