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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.

Two B-17 Flying Fortresses are flying over Munich on the 21st of July 1944 on the day's raid. Close to the middle at the bottom is a 489th Bomb Group aircraft (8R-U) of the 846th Bomb Squadron, and in the top left is a 466th Bomb Group aircraft ('U8') of the 786th Bomb Squadron. Handwritten caption on reverse: '(W) 8R+U & (L) U8? Munich, 21/7/44.'

Connections

Units

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 489th Bomb Group

    489th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron
  • 846th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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