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Michael C Lavonsky

Military

WIA. Plane crashed on takeoff. B-24 #4295120 'Hookem Cow'

Service

Units served with

  • 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

Aircraft

  • 42-95120 Hookem Cow/Betty/Stinky

    B-24 Liberator
    Previously named Betty and Stinky, the Hookem Cow crashed shortly after takeoff, with 5 crew killed, 2 wounded. These men were the last casualties of the 458th Bomb Group.

Associated Place

  • 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...

  • Hainford, Norfolk

    Crash site

Events

Event Location Date

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

458th BG website / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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