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

Personnel of the 491st Bomb Group watch the sunrise with their B-24 Liberator at North Pickenham.' Image via Edward F Wilson. Written on slide casing: 'Sunrise, N. Pickenham.'



  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...


  • Edward Wilson

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Edward Wilson served as a pilot with the 491st Bomb Group flying B-24s on bombing missions out of North Pickenham, England. He took quite a few colour photographs of Liberators, both on base and in the air. He later shared slide copies with aviation...


  • North Pickenham

    Military site : airfield
    Built comparatively late during 1943-44 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, North Pickenham was rather cramped as an airfield site so the main runway was shorter than typical. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:37:38 AAM AAM ingest

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