Creator

Unknown

Date

1943

Creation Date

2008-06-13

Description

Black & White photograph montage of various shots of the United States Army Air Force, 93rd Bomb Group, in North Africa en route to and in Gambut, Libya, circa 1943. There is a Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber, Serial No. 41-23729, flying over North Africa to Gambut, Libya, in the top left image. Service personnel are standing, with their gear, at the rear of a Consolidated B-24 Liberator, Serial No. 41-23874, in the top right image. The middle image shows another group of service personnel standing or resting with their gear. Seven service personnel are examining the remains of a German Messerschmitt 109 fighter plane (foreground), and there is a Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber in the background in the bottom left image. Four service personnel are talking to each other (foreground), and three Consolidated B-24 Liberator bombers are shown in the background in the bottom right image.

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, 06. 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; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, German--Photographs; Messerschmitt 109 (Fighter planes)--Photographs; World War, 1939-1945--Africa, North--Photographs; Africa, North--History--Photographs; World War, 1939-1945--Libya--Photographs; Soldiers--United States--Photographs

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