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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-24 Liberator (serial number 42-52749) nicknamed "Scrappy" of the 492nd Bomb Group. Image via Andre Pecquet. First handwritten caption on reverse: 'B-24H-15-FO "Scrappy" 492 BG- Harrington- March 1945.' Second handwritten caption on reverse: 'Harrington 1944. <-?'

Connections

Units

  • 492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers

    492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group, after flying similar missions to other heavy bomb groups until the late summer of 1944, took up 'Carpetbagger' missions, transporting agents, supplies and propaganda leaflets to southern France. The Group was taking on the role of...

Aircraft

Locations

  • Harrington

    Military site : airfield
    Harrington was built by the 826th and 852nd Engineer Battalions of the US Army in 1943. Completed in 1944, it was the furthest Eighth Air Force combat airfield from the east coast.The Eighth's Special Operations Group was based at the airfield, first...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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