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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-24J Liberator (serial number 44-40468) nicknamed "Mean Kid" of the 34th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'B-24J-165-CO S/N 44-40468.'



  • 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...


  • Sam Laskin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot


  • 44-40468 Mean Kid

    B-24 Liberator
    On 14 June 1944, the 34th Bomb Group flew a mission to bomb Cambrai-Epinoy airfield in France, in support of Allied ground troops in Normandy. “Mean Kid”, a brand new B-24 on its fifth mission, was severely damaged by enemy fire over Antwerp. Unable to...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:34 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection