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The damaged nose turret of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-73509) nicknamed "Available Jones" of the 445th Bomb Group. Printed caption on reverse: '26468 AC- (8th AF England) Noste Turret (?) position of Consolidated B-24 damaged.'

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

The damaged nose turret of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-73509) nicknamed "Available Jones" of the 445th Bomb Group. Printed caption on reverse: '26468 AC- (8th AF England) Noste Turret (?) position of Consolidated B-24 damaged.'

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Units

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 701st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2022 10:18:13 Emily Changes to caption and unit associations
Sources

Removed amendment to caption claiming aircraft had no nickname as per image of the nose art of 'Available Jones' on this air frame at B-24 best web

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2022 07:43:37 Libfan Changes to caption
Sources

Bob Livingstone research

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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