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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.

The shark mouth nose art of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-28697) nicknamed "Spotted Ape" of the 458th Bomb Group, used as a flight assembly ship.

Connections

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

  • 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
08 September 2014 15:46:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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