Alva Alegre took every opportunity to shoot in and around London while on pass. His images capture wartime London as seen in 1944, at a time when the Luftwaffe was still a real threat to the civilian population. Please enjoy the view through Alva’s lens as he travels throughout the city of London!
3 thoughts on “388th Bomb Group – Visions of Wartime London – Summer 1944”
I’m a committee member of the 95th Bomb Group Heritage Association, (the 95th were based in Horham in Suffolk, not too far from Knettishall Heath) and have a great interest in all things to do with the Mighty 8th! So when I was driving through Knettishall last night, I wondered why there wasn’t more left of the old base… Seemed such a shame!
That lead me to do some research, and I stumbled across your blog. Wonderful piece of work that it is!
Scrolling through the pictures above – I instantly recognised the ‘Royal Arcade’ in Norwich. Fantastic photo indeed!
Keep up the great work!
Thanks for the kind regards. The Alegre collection is one of my favorite sets of negatives taken during the war. Have you looked at all my 388th/Alegre posts? I have hundreds of photos/negatives that I would love to share. In fact, I’ve given the 388th BG association free use of the images in their museum. Do you know Tony from the 388th BG? He’s not far from Knettishall. He may be able to tell you more about the base.
Here are a few of my favorite posts. I have tons more left to scan that show everyday life through the eyes of a trained artist and photographer.
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