Ground crew staff around an American Liberator aircraft (forground) and B-17 Flying Fortress ...

Place Europe: Italy
Accession Number MEA0874
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Maker Le Guay, Laurence Craddock
Place made Italy
Date made 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Ground crew staff around an American Liberator aircraft (forground) and B-17 Flying Fortress 23147 (42-3147) "Homesick Angel" on a landing ground in Italy. The "homesick Angel" crashed in France on 16 November 1943. All the crew were killed except for Staff Sergeant Kenneth O Eslick, USAAF, who was taken prisoner of war (POW) and interned in Stalag 17B.