388th Bomb Group – Visions of Wartime London – Summer 1944


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!



Alva and Muse











The Royal Arcade



Close Up View of Sign

















3 thoughts on “388th Bomb Group – Visions of Wartime London – Summer 1944

  1. Hi there,

    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!

    Matt Miles

  2. Pingback: WWII Artist Alva Alegre Update: New Alegre Painting Emerges From the Woodwork | Portraits of War

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