IWM catalogue record
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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.'
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...
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.