IWM catalogue record
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A B-24 Liberator of the 392nd Bomb Group successfully bombs an airfield near St Dizier, France. Image stamped on reverse: 'Keystone Press.' [stamp], '7 Jun 1944.' [stamp] Printed caption on reverse: 'NYP 21841 (KY). US PLANES BLAST GERMAN AIRFIELD IN FRANCE. A Liberator bomber of the Eighth US Army Air Force heads for its home base after helping to blast a German Airfield near St Dizier, in occupied France, where administrative building (upper right) burn fiercely and bombs explode on the dispersal area (lower centre). The airfield, located near the Marne River, is used by the Germans as a defensive fighter plane base. During March, 1944, American war planes flew 29,016 sorties over Germany and German-held Europe and hurled 30,176 tons of bombs on military and industrial targets.' Handwritten caption on reverse: '392BG successfully bombing German afield near St Dizier, France.'
The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The adaptation increased...