The 453rd Bomb Groups in Norfolk, by Peter Bodle and Tony North, subtitled 'A pictorial history of the USAAF's 453rd Bombardment Group at Old Buckenham during WWII'
Booklet published by Liberator, 60 pages. A5 size booklet (N4114PE)
The Liberators of the 453rd Bomb Group were based at Old Buckenham, two miles south Attleborough close to Tibenham and Fersfield airfields. The 453rd arrived in Britain in December 1943 and was in action continuously until hostilities ceased in 1945 - completing over 6,000 sorties! Although sustaining their share of casualties, the 453rd's 733 Squadron once managed a run of 82 consecutive missions without the loss of a single aircraft!
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 very good. 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