The 392nd Bomb Group in Norfolk, by Peter Bodle and John Gilbert, subtitled 'A pictorial history of the USAAF's 392nd Bombardment Group at Wendling during WWII'
Booklet published by Liberator, 60 pages. A5 size booklet (N4108P1)
The 392nd Bomb Group was based at Wendling, situated midway between Norwich and Dereham in Norfolk, during the Second World War. It was part of the 2nd Air Division of the 8th Air Force, and arrived in Europe in August 1943. During the war the Bomb group completed 289 missions, and their losses were fairly heavy compared to other bomb groups.
This booklet is one of a series from the publishers detailing the life and times of American servicemen who were part of the United States Air Force stationed in Norfolk during the Second World War. Each booklet is packed full with photographs, and most of these photo's were taken by serving airmen with their own cameras. Some of the photographs were official, some were semi-official and many were very much un-official, and together each booklet provides a fascinating insight into the airfields, men and planes during the war. Each booklet is printed on high quality glossy paper, with a full colour card cover, and the rear side cover depicts some of the colourful jacket patches of the various operational squadrons.
Condition of the booklet is generally excellent.
The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. The booklet curves gently at the edges from where it has been stored flat on the shelves