Photos taken by James Louis Blilie,

Late 1944:  B-24s on Missions

All images are copyright James W. Blilie, 2010, All rights reserved

 

All of these photos are stamped on the back with the Army Censor's passed stamp Censor Stamp Reduced.jpg (39428 bytes)

so these were made during the war and sent or brought home.  All photos are late1944.  These photos

are included in my Dad's memoir about his time in the Air Force, Quite By Chance.

 

Basic shots are about 1500 X 1100 pixels (100KB).  I have not yet edited/restored them in Photoshop Elements.

 

Full resolution scans are raw scans at 1200 dpi and 16-bit grayscale.  File size is about 3.5 MB per photo, so

load time will be slow.

 

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B-24s In Fight 1944

James L. Blilie's Life

Canoe Country, August 1949

1940s and 1950s Photos by James L Blilie

Frankfurt am Main 1951

Arctic Days

Japan 1952-53

Korea and the Philippines 1952-53

Moses Lake 1953-54

Eglin AFB Florida, 1955-58

 

1944 B-24 Going Down - Over France Maybe.jpg (3254528 bytes) 1944 B-24 Over Germany.jpg (3162468 bytes) 1944 B-24 Over Germany - Bombs Away 398th Bomb Grp Tail Marks.jpg (2871963 bytes) 1944 B-24 Over St Malo France.jpg (3056785 bytes) 1944 B-24s and Contrails Over Germany.jpg (3552598 bytes)
B-24 going down over Germany

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B-24 Over Germany

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B-24 Bombs Away over Germany.  389th Bomb Group (1944) Markings

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B-24 over St. Malo (Occupied) France.

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"The Germans were holding out on a small island by St. Malo.  We were able to bomb from a lower altitude than usual and with great accuracy.  The Germans (under Colonel von Auloch) surrendered!"

B-24s over Germany.

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"Contrails at high altitude made us very visible [to the Germans]"

1944 B-24s Over Germany 2.jpg (3428096 bytes) 1944 B-24s Over Germany Old - 1943 - C 389th Markings.jpg (2553942 bytes) 1944 B-24s Over Germany with 88mm Flak Bursts.jpg (2828338 bytes) 1944 P-47 Escort Fighter Up Close Over Germany.jpg (2864475 bytes)
B-24s over Germany.  With the new (1944) 389th Bomb Group tail markings.

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B-24s over Germany.  With the old (1943) tail markings of the 389th Bomb Group (white circle with "C" in the center)

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B-24s over Germany with German 88mm flak cannon bursts.  "A little flak."

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P-47 fighter escort up close over Germany.

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Shot of the US Army censor marking on the backs of the photos.

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Back to Main Photo Page

Back to James L. Blilie Index Page

 

B-24s In Fight 1944

James L. Blilie's Life

Canoe Country, August 1949

1940s and 1950s Photos by James L Blilie

Frankfurt am Main 1951

Arctic Days

Japan 1952-53

Korea and the Philippines 1952-53

Moses Lake 1953-54

Eglin AFB Florida, 1955-58

 

Background image is B-24s in formation over Germany, Fall of 1944

 

Last updated:  25-Sep-2010