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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.

An airman of the 389th Bomb Group with the nose art of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-40506) nicknamed "Fightin' Sam". A B-24 used as a flight assembly ship is in the background to the left. Image via John Driscoll. Handwritten on reverse of duplicate print: 'Hethel Early 1944.'

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Units

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

Locations

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:37:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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