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

Ground personnel of the 389th Bomb Group attend to the smoking engines of a B-24 Liberator piloted by Second Lieutenant C.E. White that has crash landed on the 13th of February 1944. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Pilot 2/Lt. C.E. White. Hmm what a lick, 2100185 Lt 566BS 13/2/44.'



  • 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...


  • Claude White

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    On return from operations on 13 Feb 1944, B-24J #42-42-100185 'Hmm, Whdda Gal' landed on one wheel with the No 4 engine on fire. Fire was extinquished. RTD. Shot down by fighters on return from a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100338....


Date Contributor Update
10 August 2015 10:09:44 K Flynn Changes to person associations

Associated Second Lieutenant C.E. White from image caption

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:17:22 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection