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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.

The nose art of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 44-40472) nicknamed "The Joker" of the 493rd Bomb Group Image via Mark Brown, AFA. Written on slide casing: 'The Joker. 493 BG, Debach.'

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Units

  • 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...

Locations

  • Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:37:31 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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