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A B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-78289) nicknamed "Flak Strainer" of the 484th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force. First handwritten caption on reverse: 'Flak Strainer '44' 82435/ 484 BG Dijon-Longvic 10/44.' Second handwritten caption on reverse: 'B-24L- -CO. 824 BS, 484 BG Italy 15 AF "44" "Flak Strainer" Oct 1944.'

B-24G-10-NT #42-78289 "Flak Strainer"
484th BG - 825th BS

IWM catalogue record

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A B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-78289) nicknamed "Flak Strainer" of the 484th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force. First handwritten caption on reverse: 'Flak Strainer '44' 82435/ 484 BG Dijon-Longvic 10/44.' Second handwritten caption on reverse: 'B-24L- -CO. 824 BS, 484 BG Italy 15 AF "44" "Flak Strainer" Oct 1944.'

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Units

  • 484th Bomb Group

    484th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 484th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was constituted on 14 September 1943 as a Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bombardment group and activated on 20 September at Harvard Army Air Field, Nebraska. Its original squadrons were the newly activated 824th,...

  • 825th Bomb Squadron

    825th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established in late 1943 as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron; trained under Second Air Force. Deployed to the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) in April 1944, being assigned to Fifteenth Air Force in Southern Italy. ...

  • Fifteenth Air Force

    Fifteenth Air Force

    Headquarters
    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 November 2016 04:24:16 466thHistorian Changes to caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_bombers/b24_17.html

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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