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A B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-28904) of the 465th Bomb Group flies with A B-24 (serial number 42-52337) nicknamed "Cuddles"of the 460th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force fly as one of their comrades burns in mid air.
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 8751
  • Description: A B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-28904) of the 465th Bomb Group flies with A B-24 (serial number 42-52337) nicknamed "Cuddles"of the 460th Bomb...
B-24 Liberators of the 460th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force release bombs over a target in South Germany, Handwritten caption on reverse: 'B-24Js of 406 BG, 15AF unload over a traget in Southern Germany. Credit: USAF Official.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 8752
  • Description: B-24 Liberators of the 460th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force release bombs over a target in South Germany, Handwritten caption on reverse: 'B-24Js of 406...
Personnel with a B-17 Flying Fortress.
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 8993
  • Description: Personnel with a B-17 Flying Fortress.
B-24 Liberators of the 460th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force fly in formation during a mission. Handwritten caption on reverse: '460th BG.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 8753
  • Description: B-24 Liberators of the 460th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force fly in formation during a mission. Handwritten caption on reverse: '460th BG.'
B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 2nd Bomb Group, 12th Air Force fly in formation during a mission. Handwritten caption on reverse: '2BG.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 8996
  • Description: B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 2nd Bomb Group, 12th Air Force fly in formation during a mission. Handwritten caption on reverse: '2BG.'
B-24 Liberators of the 460th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force fly over countryside. Handwritten caption on reverse: '460 BG.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 8754
  • Description: B-24 Liberators of the 460th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force fly over countryside. Handwritten caption on reverse: '460 BG.'
B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 305th Bomb Group fly through flak over Holland. Handwritten caption on reverse: '305 BG 15/8/43 Flak Holland.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 8995
  • Description: B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 305th Bomb Group fly through flak over Holland. Handwritten caption on reverse: '305 BG 15/8/43 Flak Holland.'
A B-24 Liberator of the 451st Bomb Group, 15th Air Force. Printed caption on reverse: '53607 AC- This Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber flying from its 15th AF base in Italy had its left rudder shot away by a 20mm shell in an encounter with enemy fighters near Vienna, Austria. Regardless it returned to its home base without further ado. US Air Force Photo.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 8755
  • Description: A B-24 Liberator of the 451st Bomb Group, 15th Air Force. Printed caption on reverse: '53607 AC- This Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber flying from...
B-17 Flying Fortresses fly in formation above the clouds during a mission.
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 8998
  • Description: B-17 Flying Fortresses fly in formation above the clouds during a mission.
B-24 Liberators of the 15th Air Force in flight during a mission over Nice, 26 May 1944. Printed caption on image: '15th AAF B-24s return from bombing Nice, France 26 May 1944. US AAF Photo'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 8756
  • Description: B-24 Liberators of the 15th Air Force in flight during a mission over Nice, 26 May 1944. Printed caption on image: '15th AAF B-24s return from bombing...
B-17 Flying Fortresses fly in formation during a mission.
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 8997
  • Description: B-17 Flying Fortresses fly in formation during a mission.
B-24 Liberators of the 15th Air Force in flight during a mission over Ploesti, 31 May 1944. Printed caption on image: '15th AAF Liberators bomb Ploesti refineries, 31 May 1944 US AAF photo.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 8757
  • Description: B-24 Liberators of the 15th Air Force in flight during a mission over Ploesti, 31 May 1944. Printed caption on image: '15th AAF Liberators bomb...
Staff-Sergeant Lawrence Smith of the 491st Bomb Group works on a B-17 Flying Fortress at an 8th Air Force rehabilitation centre. Printed caption on reverse: 'US AIRMEN REGAIN HEALTH AND SKILL AT REHABILITATION CENTRES Wounded airmen of the Eighth US Air Force- the men who fly the B-17 Flying Fortresses and B-24 Liberators- are helped back to complete health and strength at US Army Medical Corps rehabilitation centres in England. The men have already received full medical and surgical care in hospitals but
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 9000
  • Description: Staff-Sergeant Lawrence Smith of the 491st Bomb Group works on a B-17 Flying Fortress at an 8th Air Force rehabilitation centre. Printed caption on...
B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 15th Air Force in flight, during a mission over Linz, 1945. Printed caption on reverse: '56391 AC- These two Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 15th formation heading for the south marshalling yard at Linz 1945. They are participating in a supreme air effort to smother the German transport in Axis-held Europe.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 8758
  • Description: B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 15th Air Force in flight, during a mission over Linz, 1945. Printed caption on reverse: '56391 AC- These two Boeing B-17...
A ship explodes as a result of a direct hit from a B-17 Flying Fortress of the 11th Bomb Group, 7th Air Force. Handwritten caption on reverse: '11 BG, B-17.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 8999
  • Description: A ship explodes as a result of a direct hit from a B-17 Flying Fortress of the 11th Bomb Group, 7th Air Force. Handwritten caption on reverse: '11 BG...
A B-24 Liberator of the 15th Air Force releases bombs during a mission. Handwritten caption on reverse: '15 AF B-24 Italy bombing.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 8759
  • Description: A B-24 Liberator of the 15th Air Force releases bombs during a mission. Handwritten caption on reverse: '15 AF B-24 Italy bombing.'
A B-24 Liberator of the 484th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force lands at Lyon-Bron in 1944. Image via V Monestier. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'B-24 J of the 484 BG- 15th AF landing at Lyon-Bron late in 1944.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 8760
  • Description: A B-24 Liberator of the 484th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force lands at Lyon-Bron in 1944. Image via V Monestier. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'B-24 J of...
A turbo supercharger fitted to the wing of a B-17 Flying Fortress. Image stamped on reverse: 'Flight.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 14 Aug 1942.' [stamp] and '215603.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'A close-up of the GEC exhaust-driven turbo supercharger.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 9001
  • Description: A turbo supercharger fitted to the wing of a B-17 Flying Fortress. Image stamped on reverse: 'Flight.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 14 Aug 1942.'...
An AT-17 Bobcat (serial number 42-38715) in flight over countryside.
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 7616
  • Description: An AT-17 Bobcat (serial number 42-38715) in flight over countryside.
An AT-17 Bobcat in flight over countryside.
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 7615
  • Description: An AT-17 Bobcat in flight over countryside.