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754th Bomb Squadron

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  • 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...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Horsham St Faith

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People

  • Robert Ahrens

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 458th Bomb Group

  • Everett Allen

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by flak and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 in B-24 42-51095. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7092 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Lewis Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 458th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). Plane crashed on takeoff. B-24 #4295120 'Hookem Cow'

  • Frederick Angeloch

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Lt Melvin Watson crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Raphael Anthony

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Nose Gunner | 458th Bomb Group

  • Harry Applegate

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 458th Bomb Group

  • Robert Armbruster

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 458th Bomb Group
    AM/ EAME/ WW II VM

  • Charles Armour

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by flak and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 in B-24 42-51095. Evaded (EVD) MACR 7092 Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Richard Arnold

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) AC # 2110172 'Sweet Lorraine'. Mid-air collison w/ B-17. crashed at Eye, Suffolk.

  • Robert Ash

    Military | 458th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 41-28733 'Rhapsody in Junk'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Fassberg airfield, Germany shot down by flak on the 18-Jun-44. 9 x POW 1 x KIA. MACR 5908.

  • 41-28738 'Meat Around the Corner'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 19 missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Epinal. Left formation at target salvoed bombs, 1 x engine feathered and some control lost of rudders, 11-May-44. Headed for and crashed Jegenstorf, Switzerland. Crew...

  • 41-29295 Bomb Totin' Mama

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29299 Belle of Boston

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100362

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-51095 'Shoo Shoo Baby'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ashersleben with Lt Armour crew; hit by flak, taking out #1 engine, radio, intercom and badly damaging the fuel system. A/C abandoned by crew and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 5 x EVD, 5 x POW...

  • 42-51110 Top O' The Mark

    B-24 Liberator
    Crash-landed 29 June 1944 at Horsham St Faith on return from Aschersleben mission after being hit by Anti-aircraft fire and set ablaze. The order to bail out was given, but before the fire was extinguished, two airmen bailed out due to failure of...

  • 42-52335 Admirable Little Character

    B-24 Liberator
    Hit by FW190 fighters, crashed near Ponthion, ±15km NE of Vitry-le-François, Marne Department, France. Pilot John H. Combs Jr (POW); Co-Pilot Charles W. Roof (EVD); Navigator Eugene M. Hoag (EVD); Bombardier Charles G. Bieber (KIA); Radio Operator...

  • 42-52404 Belle of Boston

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed 8 May 1944, Frettenham, Norfolk

  • 42-52450

    B-24 Liberator

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:50:25 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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