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Hookem Cow, 42-95120, with M/Sgt McGinn, Crew Chief



  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb 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


  • Lewis Anderson

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

  • Michael Lavonsky

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier
    WIA. Plane crashed on takeoff. B-24 #4295120 'Hookem Cow'

  • Charles May

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Killed in Action (KIA). Plane crashed on takeoff. B-24 #4295120 'Hookem Cow'

  • Thomas Seale

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer
    Plane crashed on takeoff on 14 Apr 45. B-24 #4295120 'Hookem Cow'

  • Joseph Szoke

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA). Plane crashed on takeoff. B-24 #4295120 'Hookem Cow'

  • David Totten

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Plane crashed on take off. Plane was B-24 #4295120 'Hookem Cow'


  • 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.


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
24 March 2015 15:55:09 usxpat Changes to caption


Date Contributor Update
23 March 2015 17:14:53 usxpat Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations