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41-28697

B-24 Liberator

Had a troublesome career of seven missions with the 754th Squadron before being converted for assembly ship duties. Flew from May 44 until 9 Mar 45 when an undercarriage leg collapsed and crashed.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 754th 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.

  • William Chenney

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Landing accident Horsham St Faith Sta 123, Cat 4 damage B-24H 41-28697, 9-3-45.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Paul Faggioli

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Lt Melvin Watson crew. Flight crew for B-24 assembly ship 'First Sergeant', when flares set A/C ablaze, along with pilot received facial burns in the ensuing fire 27-May-44. ...

  • Leon Huggard

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group
    See pilot, Charles S. Evans, for list of missions.

  • Frederick Johnson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group

  • Darrell Latch

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Top Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Born 13 Nov 1924 in Decatur, Macon County, Illinois; sent by draft board in March 1943 to army induction center for possible induction; entered service the same month; trained at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri; Franklin Technical Institue in Boston,...

  • Albert Lind

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

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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...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Tulsa, OK, USA 1943

Built at Douglas Tulsa.

Delivered United States 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Horsham St Faith, Norwich, Norfolk, UK May 1944 – August 1944

Assigned to 754BS 458BG 8AF. Troublesome career of seven missions with the 754th BS.

Assembly Ship Horsham St Faith, Norwich, Norfolk, UK September 1944

War Weary - Converted for assembly ship duties.

Crashed Horsham St Faith, Norwich, Norfolk, UK 9 March 1945

Landing accident Horsham St Faith Sta 123, Cat 4 damage pilot Lt William B Chenney Jr, 9-3-45.

41-28697W 754BS 458BG 8AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2016 23:10:07 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/spottedassape3.htm
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=41-28697&Submit4=Go

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