IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Private First Class Ed Bowens with a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-50618) nicknamed "Arkansas Traveller" of the 446th Bomb Group. Image via a US Army veteran and friend of Ed Bowens. A veteran (Fred) has handwritten on the reverse: ' 705 Bomb Sq, 446th Bomb Gp. Dear Roger, Keep this pic. I took it en-route home in June '45 at Goose Bay. I rode this plane home as a "ground crew" passenger- one of ten, in addition to the 10 man crew. The chap in PFC Ed Bowen of Indiana, my buddy. He was with the 84th Infantry Div. When his leg was rugged by a German mortar, then he was sent to work on the ground in the 8th AF. Fred.' Handwritten caption on reverse: 'B-24J-I-FO (42-50618)
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...