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B-24 Liberators of the 493rd Bomb Group line up for take off. A tail gunner can be seen in position inside his aircraft. Image via Mark Brown, AFA



  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb 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...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:37:32 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection