B-24 Liberator bomber taking off from an advance air field in Kunming, China, circa 1943; note P-40 Warhawk fighters in foreground

Caption   B-24 Liberator bomber taking off from an advance air field in Kunming, China, circa 1943; note P-40 Warhawk fighters in foreground ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   ARC 535780
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Photos at Same Place Kunming, Yunnan, China
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 28 Sep 2008

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1. Jack Gross says:
11 Mar 2013 02:15:29 PM

The B-24 taking off is 41-24293 "SHERAZADE" of the 14AF 308BG 425BS at Kunming, the main air base of the 308BG (not an "advance air field"). This B-24 crashed approaching the airfield at Chabua on 25-Jan-1944, killing 6 of the 8 crewmen on board. The P-40 "NIPPONESE NEMESIS" was piloted by Matt "Charlie" Gordon, Jr. of the 23FG 75FS (note the unusual eye in the nose art). Gordon was one of America's first WWII aces, scoring 8 aerial victories against Japanese planes.

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