Black & White photograph montage of various shots of the United States Army Air Force, 93rd Bomb Group, "sweating it out" in Gambut, Libya, circa 1942-1943. The top image shows USAAF service personnel sitting around their campsite with two Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, two Jeeps, and plane wreckage in the background. Service personnel are playing baseball in the middle left image. An unidentified serviceman is getting ready to load bombs into a Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber in the middle right image. The tank in the bottom left image was identified as a German Mark IV "Tiger" but is actually a Panzerkampwagen (Pzkw) Mark III, Ausfuhrung (Ausf.) F or an early G, commonly known as a Panzer III. The bottom right image has a row of wrecked and dismantled German Messerschmitt 109 fighter planes lined up on the Gambut, Libya, airfield in North Africa.
Arnold Clayton Watkins World War II Photograph Collection, 1942-1945
SpC MS 0006
Pittsburg State University, Kansas, Axe Library, Special Collections
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American--Photographs; United States. Army Air Forces--History--Photographs; Bombers--United States--Photographs; B-24 Bomber--Photographs; Tanks (Military science)--Photographs; PzKpfw III (Tank)--Photographs; Jeep automobile--Photographs; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, German--Photographs; Messerschmitt 109 (Fighter planes)--Photographs; World War, 1939-1945--Africa, North--Photographs; Africa, North--History--Photographs; Soldiers--United States--Photographs; Soldiers--Recreation--United States--Photographs