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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 41-29155) nicknamed "Picadilly Commando" of the 446th Bomb Group. First handwritten caption on reverse: '446BG B/24 leaving Ruhr on its way home 22 April 1944.' Second handwritten caption on reverse: '22/4/44, 21,000 Ft. Hamm, smoke screen in distance.'



  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb 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...


  • 41-29155 'Piccadilly Commando'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 707BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. As the Howard Andrew Roeller crew were preparing for a mission, the incendaries caught fire 8-May-44, destroyed by resulting inferno, crew escaped unharmed. Salvaged 9-May-44.


  • 311

    22 April 1944


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:26:26 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection