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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.

The tail of a B-24 Liberator (EE-D, serial number 42-50290, "War Weary") of the 565th Bomb Squadron, 389th Bomb Group fitted with an experimental rocket installation.



  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 565th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-50290 Martha R

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 389th Bomb Group in April 1944 as a replacement ship. Declared 'War Weary' in September and fitted with an M-10 Rocket launcher in December 1944. Later loaned to the 458th Bomb Group. Sent to 3rd Strategic Air Depot in May 1945 and salvaged...


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:08 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection