FRE 2133


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French civillians inspect the wreckage of a B-24 Liberator of the 492nd Bomb Group. Image via J Cortada. Handwritten caption on reverse: '42-50386 crashed at Le Petit Marais, Autruy Sur Juine (Loiret) France in the night of 4-5 July 1944.' There is no visible evidence that this aircraft is 42-50386 and that a correspondent (M. Jean-Marc Lejeune of Lagny-le-Sec) does not recognise this as the topology of the area. According to 42-50386 "Crashed 5.7.44 at Lagny - le-Sec (Oise) in France after being shot down by a ME 110 approx 35 miles south of Paris on Operation Peter".


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A B-24D Liberator 'Carpetbagger' - extensively modified for specialised operations - taxiis on the perimeter track at Harrington airfield. Printed caption on reverse: 'A Carpetbagger B-24D taxiing on the perimeter at Harrington. Photo - "Red" Monaghan.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


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Correspondence from M. Jean-Marc Lejeune of Lagny-le-Sec

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