ORIGINAL 828th SQUADRON, 485th BOMB GROUP WORLD WAR II PHOTO - ORIGINAL PHOTO OF THE TIME - NOT A REPRO, COPY, OR SCANQUANTITY: 1 SUBJECT: Two B-24 Liberator Bombers of the 485th Bomb Group in flight on a mission. Taken from another B-24. UNIT: 828th Bomber Squadron, 485th Bomb Group, 15th Army Air Force, based at Venosa, Italy. The Group was formed at Fairmont AAF, Nebraska in September, 1943. Based at Venosa, Italy, the Group flew 187 combat missions from May 10, 1944 to April 25, 1945. Their B-24 Liberators bombed targets in Yugoslavia, Italy, Austria, France, Rumania, Hungary, Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Greece. Three of the CO's who commanded the group during the war were shot down. SIZE: 3.75" x 4.75" DATE: circa 1944-1945 CONDITION: Very Good; Nice Shape. BACK: Has a note of two or three words written that I cannot make out. SOURCE: From Captain Perry C. Updike, Intelligence Officer for the 828th Squadron, 485th Bomb Group, 15th Army Air Force based at Venosa, Italy. Updike was from California, rose to the rank of Lt. Col. in the Air Force following the war, and settled in Bellevue, Washington. His position as Intelligence Officer left him with fantastic and unique B-24 Bomber photos from WWII. TODAY I AM LISTING ORIGINAL WWII PHOTOS FROM THE 828th SQUADRON, 485th BOMB GROUP. IN COMING WEEKS I WILL BE LISTING ORIGINAL WWII PHOTOS FROM SEVERAL COLLECTIONS. . Multiple items won from me in the same two day period may be combined to save on shipping. Packing and USPS postage in the U.S. is $3.00. Ohio residents must add 6% sales tax. Insurance, if desired, is extra. Please inquire about international shipping cost. No reserve.
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