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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 44-40268) nicknamed "Kentucky Belle" of the 446th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '"Kentucky Belle" painted on other side of nose.'

Connections

Units

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

Aircraft

  • 44-40268 Kentucky Belle

    B-24 Liberator
    The Kentucky Belle was one of the later models of B-24J bombers and was equipped with some of the best technology available to the USAF. While in operation she served in 84 missions, 80 bombing runs and 3 'truckings' or fuel runs and a supply drop.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2015 12:34:58 jrugman Changes to place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Page 28, The Mighty Eighth in Color, Roger Freeman

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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