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41-29288

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 755th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Ralph Bonner

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Lt Rex Brudos crew. 30 x combat mission. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME

  • Rex Brudos

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat mission. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Grant Conant

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Lt Rex Brudos. 30 x combat mission. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Conlogue

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Lt Neil Peters crew. 5 x combat missions. Survived ditching in B-24H 41-29331 'Blondie's Folly'; Mission to Friedrichshafen, 16-Mar-44; Forced to ditch in the Channel after fighters severely damaged A/C. Rescued by...

  • Herschel Dailey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top turret gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat mission. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Gasper DeSimone

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Lt Neil Peters crew. 5 x combat missions. Survived ditching in B-24H 41-29331 'Blondie's Folly'; Mission to Friedrichshafen, 16-Mar-44; Forced to ditch in the Channel after fighters severely damaged A/C. Rescued by...

  • James Duffy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Lt Neil Peters crew. 5 x combat missions. Ditched in B-24H 41-29331 'Blondie's Folly'; Mission to Friedrichshafen, 16-Mar-44; Forced to ditch in the Channel after fighters severely damaged A/C. Baled out mid channel...

  • DeSales Glover

    Military | Master Sergeant | Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Member of Crew 33. Assigned to 753BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Six combat missions, before confiding in his crew mates that he was 16 years old, having enlisted at 14. Removed from combat. ...

  • John Hulse

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Lt Neil Peters crew. 5 x combat missions. Ditched in B-24H 41-29331 'Blondie's Folly'; Mission to Friedrichshafen, 16-Mar-44; Forced to ditch in the Channel after fighters severely damaged A/C. Baled out mid channel...

  • Carl Lee

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Lt Neil Peters crew. 5 x combat missions. Ditched in B-24H 41-29331 'Blondie's Folly'; Mission to Friedrichshafen, 16-Mar-44; Forced to ditch in the Channel after fighters severely damaged A/C. Baled out mid channel...

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Places

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2018 19:45:59 Yvette Townsend Changes to place associations
Sources

www.cnam.org.uk

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2015 02:55:15 Bill Morris Changes to media associations
Sources

www.b24bestweb.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2015 01:26:30 Bill Morris Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames and unit associations
Sources

www.joebaugher.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum
www.b24bestweb.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

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