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An airman of the 467th Bomb Group holds up the tail section of a German aircraft by the tail of B-24 Liberator 42-52303 'TOPPER'. Taken at the recently liberated airfield at Clastres, France during the gas Truckin' missions of September 1944.

IWM catalogue record

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

An airman of the 467th Bomb Group holds up the tail section of a German aircraft by the tail of a B-24 Liberator.

Connections

Units

  • 467th Bomb Group

    467th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 467th Bomb Group, or the "Rackheath Aggies" as they came to be known, flew B-24 Liberators on missions from April 1944. Its air crews became known for their accuracy and the Group had the best overall standing for accuracy within the Eighth Air...

Locations

  • Rackheath

    Military site : airfield
    First allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in August 1942, Rackheath was then earmarked as a fighter base but, because of delay in construction, was never used as such. Built during 1943, the station had three concrete runways, 50 loop...

  • Clastres

    Military site : airfield

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 October 2014 10:01:46 witchcraft467 Changes to caption and place associations
Sources

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=327142467429711&set=o.2090801158...

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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