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A B-24 Liberators including, (serial number 44-40066) nicknamed "S.O.L", of the 458th Bomb Group fly in formation with a flight assembly ship 41-28697 'Spotted Ass Ape' . Written on slide casing: 'SOL, Azon a/c.'

IWM catalogue record

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

A B-24 Liberators including, (serial number 44-40066) nicknamed "S.O.L", of the 458th Bomb Group fly in formation with a flight assembly ship. Written on slide casing: 'SOL, Azon a/c.'

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Units

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

Aircraft

  • 44-40066 S.O.L.

    B-24 Liberator
    Originally assigned to the 492nd BG and flown overseas by the Handwright crew. Flew three missions with the 858th BS, 492nd BG and was then transferred to the 856th BS, thence to 753rd BS, 458th BG after being fitted for AZON delivery of Aphrodite...

  • 41-28697 'Spotted Ass Ape'

    B-24 Liberator
    Had a troublesome career of seven missions with the 754th Squadron before being converted for assembly ship duties. Flew from May 44 until 9 Mar 45 when an undercarriage leg collapsed and crashed.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2016 22:25:43 Al_Skiff Changes to caption
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.
http://www.b24bestweb.com/spottedassape3.htm

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:35:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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