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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 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. Image via R Seaver. Written on slide casing: '22/3/45? Almoina's Crack up.'

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

  • Shipdham

    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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:29:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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