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France - An overdose of these fire bombs on 14 April 1945 hastens the end of Nazi resistance At Royan (B-24's dropping fire bombs).
Centre of picture is B-24J 42-51519 from the 579th BS, 392nd BG, 8th AF. Flew 35 combat missions.
NARA Ref No - 342-FH-3A19149-57634AC



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The adaptation increased...

  • 579th Bomb Squadron




  • Wendling

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Wendling was home to the 392nd Bomb Group from 1943 to 1945. Built in 1942, it was originally planned to be an RAF Bomber Command airfield. Improvement and expansion works were carried out in 1942 and 1943 prior to the arrival of the 392nd and...


Date Contributor Update
27 November 2015 18:26:40 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations