Photo, USAAF, B-24D, Nose Art, Thunder Bird II
Genuine WWII US photograph of B-24D Liberator 42-41142 'Thunder Bird II', 308th Bombardment Group, 375th Bombardment Squadron, which saw action in the Pacific.
Based in India as support of Chinese resistance, its main objective as a heavy bomber operating with the 375th Bombardment Squadron constisted in bombing Japanese positions in French Indochina and Burma.
It was disabled on April 1st, 1944 because of an engine failure during takeoff, resulting in a runaway propeller that cut into the flight deck. The pilot, John Z. McBrayer, lost his left leg.
11cm x 7cm.
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