Friday, January 18, 2008

44th Bomb Group, Shipdam, Today





I'm posting some photos taken by British aviation historian Trevor Hewitt.


They were taken at the old 44th BG Base at Shipdam, England. I have several friends who served at this base, Dan Culler and Will Lundy, so perhaps they will be able to shed some light on the places shown.
The 44th was a famous B-24 Liberator unit that flew the amazing Ploesti mission.

1 comment:

Terrance said...

Thaks for this website and the Trevor Hewitt pictures. My dad flew in the 506th squadron of the 44th Bomb Group and was the co-pilot to Strong at Ploesti on 1 August 1943. Their target (Brazi-Blue Target) produced aviation fuel and the raid permanently (the remainder of the war) eliminated the site as a functioning refinery.