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

Civillians and enlisted personnel inspect the wreckage of a crashed B-24 Liberator (serial number 44-40085) of the 389th Bomb Group. Image via John Driscoll. Handwritten on reverse of duplicate print: '389 BG Hethel, crashed into radar shed 22/4/44.'



  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...


  • 44-40085 085

    B-24 Liberator
    On return from mission, crash-landed into radar building at Hethel


  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:37:18 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection