FRE 8387


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The nose art of B-24 Liberators including nicknamed "Silver Chief", nicknamed "Shack Time", nicknamed "Paddlefoot" and a shark mouth flight assembly ship of the 458th Bomb Group. Airmen of the 458th Bomb Group on his B-24 Liberator and a B-24 Liberator crash and damaged at Horsham St Faith. Composite image. Handwritten caption on reverse: '458 BG. Sgt. Bailey said a B-24 blew up on the line & 7 more went with it. This is debris out in the centre and hurt '24's in the background.' Second handwritten on reverse: '8.'


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Personnel of the 458th Bomb Group gather around a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-29303) nicknamed "Liberty Lib" in order to transfer a casualty into a waiting ambulance. Image via Harry Holmes. Written on slide casing: '458th BG.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment



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