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B-24 Liberators of the 44th Bomb Group fly over countryside. Image stamped on reverse: 'Planet News.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 16 Feb 1943.' [stamp] Printed caption on reverse: '7-12 Liberator planes of U.S. Bomber Command in flight at the start of an operational patrol from their base "somewhere in England". And February 17th 1943 PN'



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    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

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    16 February 1943
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Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:01 AAM AAM ingest

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