Skip to main content
Edit entry 


B-24 Liberator



  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 734th Bomb Squadron


  • Egbert Arling

    Military | Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Clair Bell

    Military | Nose Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Wellesley Boling

    Military | Flight Engineer | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Walter Bonus

    Military | Tail Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Charles Cleary

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Zwinglio Frausto

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 453rd Bomb Group
    In 1941, my Dad left college, where he was on the track team, to volunteer enlist into the Army. He was initially a Cavalryman in the 112th Cavalry Regiment but since he had two years of college, he was offered the opportunity to earn his commission...

  • Eugene Larchyk

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

  • John McArdle

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group

  • John Nichols

    Military | Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

  • George Pfortner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Flew 35 missions from 23 July 1944 to 11 April 1945.


  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...


Not yet known


Date Contributor Update
03 January 2018 16:01:11 Lucy May Changes to serial number

Serial number of aircraft with this nose art and nickname needs to be verified:

Date Contributor Update
24 October 2014 05:11:34 ezf Changes to person associations

Service Records

Date Contributor Update
21 October 2014 19:12:17 ezf Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Service Records