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

A B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-52768) nicknamed "Leo ?" of the 493rd Bomb Group prepares for take off. Image via Mark Brown, AFA. Written on slide casing: '257768 K, B24, Leo.'

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  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

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Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:37:31 AAM AAM ingest
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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