IWM catalogue record
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A B-24 Liberator (WQ-V, serial number 42-50427) nicknamed "Puritanical Witch" of the 44th Bomb Group that crashed on take off at Shipdham 22 March 1945. Written on slide casing: '250427 WQV Puritanical Itch, T/O Cr 22/3/45.'
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...
Military site : airfield
Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...