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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.

A battle-damaged B-24H Liberator (serial number 41-29559) of the 34th Bomb Group at Chilbolton. Official caption on front: "ISAD 10 June 1944 (1479) (WPU Battle Damage, B-24H 41-29559 - Chilbolton) RZ." Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Prob 93rd Combat Wing.'



  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...


  • 41-29559 "Belchin' Bessie"

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 7BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed 11-Aug-44 on take-off from Mendlesham with Lt Shelby T Alexander and was salvaged.


  • Chilbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as a grass airfield Relief Landing Ground for RAF Middle Wallop, Chilbolton was used as a fighter and Army Co-operation base during 1940-42. Enlarged and upgraded with a tarmac-surface hard perimeter track, some double blast pens and other...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:19 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection