Creator

Unknown

Date

1942-1943

Creation Date

2008-06-13

Description

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.

Digital Collection

Arnold Clayton Watkins World War II Photograph Collection, 1942-1945

Collection Number

SpC MS 0006

Finding Aid

https://digitalcommons.pittstate.edu/fa/3/

Object Type

Photograph

Image Format

Still Image

Location

Africa--Libya;

Publisher Digital

Pittsburg State University, Kansas, Axe Library, Special Collections

Notes

Pittsburg State University, Special Collections, 6, Watkins, Arnold Clayton, Envelope 7, 05. Contributed by Joan F. Watkins.

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Keywords

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

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