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B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

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

  • Donald Atkinson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group

  • John Beddow

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Armour crew. 30 x combat missions, as well as making gas runs to Patton's army. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (4 battle stars), American Defense Medal.

  • Donald Benson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group

  • George Bradley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber / Fighter pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Enlisted in the army in 1935 and his first duties were with a lighter-than-air squadron at Scott Field, IL. Later he was transferred to a Flying Fortress outfit at Langley Field, VA. Flew as a gunner in B-17’s. He then trained as a bombardier and...

  • Alfred Brauer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group

  • Bartholomew Catanzaro

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Darwin Charles

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 458th Bomb Group

  • Roy Cook

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Cowan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Gustave Duhon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, 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 Fort Worth, TX, USA 1943

Built at Consolidated.

Delivered Texas, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Horsham St Faith, Norwich NR10, UK 1944

Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

Mission to Brandenburg Brandenburg, Germany 9 February 1944

Mission to Brandenburg. 09-Mar-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to Dutch coast Dutch coast 24 February 1944

Mission to Dutch coast. 24-Feb-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to Dutch coast Dutch coast 25 February 1944

Mission to Dutch coast. 25-Feb-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to Frankfurt Frankfurt, Germany 2 March 1944

Mission to Frankfurt. 02-Mar-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to Berlin Berlin, Germany 3 March 1944

Mission to Berlin.03-Mar-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to Bordeaux/Mérignac Bordeaux, France 5 March 1944

Mission to Bordeaux/Mérignac. 05-Mar-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to Brunswick Brunswick, Germany 15 March 1944

Mission to Brunswick. 15-Mar-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to Watten 59143 Watten, France 21 March 1944

Mission to Watten. 21-Mar-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to Berlin Berlin, Germany 22 March 1944

Mission to Berlin. 22-Mar-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to Brunswick/Waggum Brunswick, Germany 8 April 1944

Mission to Brunswick/Waggum. 08-Apr-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to Tutow A/F Tutow, Germany 9 April 1944

Mission to Tutow A/F. 09-Apr-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to Bourges A/F Bourges, France 10 April 1944

Mission to Bourges A/F. 10-Apr-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to Oschersleben Oschersleben, Germany 11 April 1944

Mission to Oschersleben. 11-Apr-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to Brandenburg Brandenburg, Germany 18 April 1944

Mission to Brandenburg. 18-Apr-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to Hamm Marshalling Yard Hamm, Germany 22 April 1944

Mission to Hamm Marshalling Yard. 22-Apr-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to Leipheim A/F 89340 Leipheim, Germany 24 April 1944

Mission to Leipheim A/F. 24-Apr-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to Mannheim A/F Mannheim, Germany 24 April 1944

Mission to Mannheim A/F. 24-Apr-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to Berlin Berlin, Germany 29 April 1944

Mission to Berlin. 29-Apr-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to Brunswick/Waggum Brunswick, Germany 4 May 1944

Mission to Brunswick/Waggum. 04-May-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to Bourges Bourges, France 23 May 1944

Mission to Bourges. 23-May-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to Villaroche Aérodrome Melun-Villaroche, Chemin de Viercy, 77950 Montereau-sur-le-Jard, France 24 May 1944

Mission to Villaroche. 24-May-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to Mulhouse Marshalling Yard Mulhouse, France 25 May 1944

Mission to Mulhouse Marshalling Yard. 25-May-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to Zeitz Zeitz, Germany 28 May 1944

Mission to Zeitz. 28-May-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to Faßberg A/D 29328 Faßberg, Germany 18 June 1944

Mission to Faßberg A/D. 18-Jun-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to Regnauville 62140 Regnauville, France 19 June 1944

Mission to Regnauville. 19-Jun-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to Ostermoor 25541 Ostermoor, Germany 20 June 1944

Mission to Ostermoor. 20-Jun-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to Berlin Berlin, Germany 21 June 1944

Mission to Berlin. 21-Jun-44. Brauer crew aboard.

Mission to No Ball[V1] sites 80140 Oisemont, France 23 June 1944

Mission to 3 x No Ball[V1] sites. 23-Jun-44. Bradley Crew Aboard.

Mission to Conches Air Field 27190 Conches, France 24 June 1944

Mission to Conches Air Field. 24-Jun-44. Bradley Crew Aboard.

Mission to Aschersleben Aschersleben, Germany 29 June 1944

Mission to Aschersleben. 29-Jun-44. Bradley Crew Aboard.

Mission to No Ball[V1] sites France 17 July 1944

Mission to 3 x No Ball[V1] sites. 17-Jul-44. Bradley Crew Aboard.

Mission - base to Lille [Petrol for Patton] Lille, France 26 September 1944

Mission from Horsham to Lille [Petrol for Patton]. 26-Sep-44. Bradley Crew Aboard.

Mission - base to Lille [Petrol for Patton] Lille, France 27 September 1944

Mission from Horsham to Lille [Petrol for Patton]. 27-Sep-44. Bradley Crew Aboard.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 April 2017 18:18:44 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.458bg.com/crewbradley.htm
http://www.458bg.com/crew43brauer.htm

Date Contributor Update
03 April 2017 18:12:58 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.458bg.com/group-aircraft
http://www.458bg.com/crew43brauer.htm

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