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

A Swedish soldier guards the nose of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 44-40142) nicknamed "Sknappy" of the 492nd Bomb Group that has landed in Sweden. First handwritten caption on reverse: '44-40142 "Sknappy", 492BG, Down Sweden 20/6/44.' Second handwritten caption on reverse: '492 BG Lib "Sknappy" interned after forced landing in Sweden.'



  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    The 492nd Bomb Group were assigned to the 8th Air Force in April 1944. They flew 60 missions over occupied Europe from 11 May 1944 until 7 August 1944. ...


  • 44-40142 'Sknappy'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 856BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF. 8 x missions. Flown to ETO by crew 616 (Kuntz). Failed to Return (FTR) Bechammer with Seitzinger crew 20-Jun-44; fell out of formation after target probably due to flak hit, diverted to and interned at Bulltofta...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:09 AAM AAM ingest

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