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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.

Personnel of the 44th Bomb Group hoist a bicycle up a telegraph pole at Cheddington (Marsworth). Image via R Seaver.

Connections

Units

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

Locations

  • Cheddington

    Military site : airfield
    The main runway at Cheddington fell short of the required 2,000 yards for a class A airfield and it was originally used as a satellite for groups at Bovingdon nearby. Between October 1942 and the end of war in Europe it was used as a Combat Crew...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:29:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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