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42-100362

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 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

  • 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.

  • James Butsch

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) shot down by flak and crashed into channel in B-24 #42100362

  • William Butt

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Lt Melvin Watson crew. Flight crew for B-24 assembly ship 'First Sergeant', when flares set A/C ablaze. 27-May-44. Awards: DFC, AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Dedrickson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed into channel on 7/7/44 in B-24 42100362 POW

  • Paul Faggioli

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Lt Melvin Watson crew. Flight crew for B-24 assembly ship 'First Sergeant', when flares set A/C ablaze, along with pilot received facial burns in the ensuing fire 27-May-44. ...

  • Carson Fisher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Lt Melvin Watson crew. ETD Awards: AM (3OLC), PH, , WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Frank Fuggett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Lt Melvin Watson crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Cecil Gilbert

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed into channel in B-24 42100362

  • Austin Hall

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed in to channel on 7/7/44 in B-24 #42-100362, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Lawrence Hamilton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed into channel on 7/7/44 in B-24 #42100362 POW

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Hollland 7 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 7227 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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