IWM catalogue record
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A battle-damaged B-24H Liberator (serial number 42-94798) of the 490th Bomb Group at Ashford airfield on the 30 June 1944. Official caption on image: "ISAD - 30 June 44 - (1726) - (WPU - Battle Damage, B-24H, 42-94798 - Ashford) F.A."
The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...
Military site : airfield
Built as an Advanced Landing Ground for the RAF in 1942-1943, Ashford was improved and made ready for the Ninth Air Force in 1944. The 406th Fighter Group operated from the airfield in 1944, before the airfield was returned to RAF use and returned to...