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IWM catalogue record

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

A burning B-24 Liberator (KO-XA), believed to be (serial number 41-28779) of the 389th Bomb Group, captured by the Luftwaffe, that crashed on take off at Wackersleben 13 April 1945, and was deliberately set alight by the Germans.

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Units

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    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...

Aircraft

  • 41-28779

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. This was a "pathfinder" aircraft equipped with Aps-15 radar. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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