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A B-24 Liberator of the 491st Bomb Group flies over St Michaels Church at South Elmham near Bungay.

Image via Albert R Krassman Jr.

Written on slide casing: 'St Michaels Rumburch?'

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

A B-24 Liberator of the 491st Bomb Group flies over the church at Rumburch. Image via Albert R Krassman Jr. Written on slide casing: 'St Michaels Rumburch?'

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  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

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    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...

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Date Contributor Update
28 November 2019 12:27:18 Emily Changes to caption
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Removed source message information added to photograph caption by Hornchurch

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2019 07:38:36 Hornchurch Changes to caption
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Just to add additional information ;
Photograph is actually taken beside St Michael's at South Elmham, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1ND

St Michael's Church, RUMBURGH, (IP19 0NU), has a much lower distinctive and wider/smaller tower.
Rumburgh village lay slightly further South than this, hence the latterday Ipswich postcode.

Link, below, illustrates the differential & helps I.D the churches in question....
http://crosswaysfarm.co.uk/blog/suffolk-churches-72-st-michael-south-elm...
P.S ; I have ZERO affiliation with the above. It's posted purely to prove WHERE this shot was taken.
(& has not been posted or added to the caption...)

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2019 07:28:12 Hornchurch Changes to caption
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Just to add additional information ;
Photograph is actually taken beside St Michael's at South Elmham, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1ND

St Michael's Church, RUMBURGH, (postcode IP19 0NU), has a much more distinctive and wider/smaller tower
Rumburgh village lay slightly further South than this, hence the latterday Ipswich postcode.

http://crosswaysfarm.co.uk/blog/suffolk-churches-72-st-michael-south-elm...

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:37:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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