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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 of the 458th Bomb Group takes of from Horsham St. Faith. Image via RM Eselgroth. Written caption on reverse: 'B24 Taking off from Horsham 458th Bomb Gp, Jan 1945.'

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  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

People

  • Richard Eselgroth

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator
    Shot down 22 February 1945 in B-24 #4410491 'Iron Duke. ' Prisoner of War (POW). After the war, Richard Eselgroth shared copies of some of his colour slides with historian Roger Freeman. These images are now part of IWM's Roger Freeman Collection.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:35:08 AAM AAM ingest
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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