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

A B-24 Liberator (serial number 44-50468) of the 455th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force which crashed landed on its nose as a result of a freak accident on take off, 1945. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Extraordinary take off crash, Italy.'

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Units

  • 455th Bomb Group

    455th Bomb Group

    Group
    The group was activated July 1943 with four essentially stand-alone bomb squadrons: 740th, 741st, 742nd, and 743rd. After a somewhat nomadic training regimen with dilapidated equipment, the pieces of the group came together at Langley, VA in October...

  • Fifteenth Air Force

    Fifteenth Air Force

    Headquarters
    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2016 02:01:13 466thHistorian Changes to place associations
Sources

http://www.455th.org/index.htm

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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