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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.

A B-24H Liberator (J3-M, serial number 41-28678) of the 755th Bomb Squadron, 458th Bomb Group lands at Horsham St. Faith , March 1944. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'B-24H of 458th Bomb Group landing at Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk in late March 1944. 6 Foot Dix.' Second handwritten on reverse: '458 B.G., 8th Air Force.' Printed caption on reverse: '81779 AC - Consolidated B-24 of 458th Bomb Group arrives at air base somewhere in England after completing 200th mission, 1944. U.S. Air Force Photo.'

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 755th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28678

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) - Aircraft was lost due to mechanical failure on 22-Mar-44 mission to bomb the BMW engine factory at Basdorf outside Berlin,Germany. Eight of the crew became POW's and one was killed because...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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