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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.

Connections

Units

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    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

Aircraft

  • 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...

Revisions

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

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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