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

B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-100360) nicknamed "Luck and Stuff" flies in formation with other Liberators of the 446th Bomb Group during a mission. Printed caption on reverse: '52067 USAF- ACHTUNG- SOUNDS AS THESE CONSOLIDATED B-24 LIBERATORS of the Eighth AF fly a tight formation on their way to bomb another vital target deep in the heart of Nazi Germany. Their target on this occasion was Gotha, Germany ME-110 aircraft assembly plant, and components factory. 448th Bomb Group [sic] US Air Force Photo.' Handwritten caption on reverse: 'A B-24J-95-CO of a *446th* BG formation early in 1944. Note retracted ball turret.'

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  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    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...

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

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Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:28:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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