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B-24H Liberator 41-28697 'SPOTTED ASS APE' England 9th March 1945. 754th BS, 458th BG, 8AF. Undercarriage collapse causing the crash that wrote her off.



  • 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

    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


  • William Chenney

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


  • 41-28697 'Spotted Ass Ape'

    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.


  • 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
12 January 2016 09:36:30 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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