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Three airmen of the 493rd Bomb Group with a B-24 Liberator nicknamed "IV F Sack Time Sally" decorated with the insignia of the 863rd Bomb Squadron. Handwritten caption on reverse: '863 BS, was 518 BS. UK? Appears to have 158 on nose. Hack A/C? 493 BG.'

This aircraft was one of the original 13th Antisubmarine Squadron aircraft - the predecessors to the 493rd BG. it was never used by the Group in the UK.

IWM catalogue record

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

Three airmen of the 493rd Bomb Group with a B-24 Liberator nicknamed "IV F Sack Time Sally" decorated with the insignia of the 863rd Bomb Squadron. Handwritten caption on reverse: '863 BS, was 518 BS. UK? Appears to have 158 on nose. Hack A/C? 493 BG.'

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  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • 863rd Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 September 2017 19:10:42 Darren Jelley Changes to caption
Sources

493rd BG Museum archives
www.493bgdebach.co.uk

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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