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44-40281

B-24 Liberator

A Dog's Life crashed on 13th February 1945 during a training mission, with the loss of all onboard crew. The crash is one of two recorded on the memorial plaque in Church Street, Old Catton, Norwich.

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...

  • 753rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Frederick Caudell

    Military | Sergeant | Aerial Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Killed in A Dog’s Life in Old Catton, Norwich when the engine failed during a practice mission. All crew were killed.

  • Charles Evans

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    The 50-page description of CPT Evans' military service is found at http://www.2ndair.org.uk/consumption/groups/public/documents/article/ncc175528.pdf (as listed in http://www.2ndair.org.uk/Second_Air_Division/Wartime_memories/index.htm).

  • Charles Given

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Killed in A Dog’s Life in Old Catton, Norwich when the engine failed during a practice mission. All crew were killed.

  • Leslie Gruner

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 458th Bomb Group
    Killed in A Dog’s Life in Old Catton, Norwich when the engine failed during a practice mission. All crew were killed.

  • Gene Hamilton

    Military | Sergeant | Aerial Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Killed in A Dog’s Life in Old Catton, Norwich when the engine failed during a practice mission. All crew were killed.

  • Leon Huggard

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group
    See pilot, Charles S. Evans, for list of missions.

  • Allen Jewett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Killed in A Dog’s Life in Old Catton, Norwich when the engine failed during a practice mission. All crew were killed.

  • Frederick Johnson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group

  • Darrell Latch

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Top Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Born 13 Nov 1924 in Decatur, Macon County, Illinois; sent by draft board in March 1943 to army induction center for possible induction; entered service the same month; trained at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri; Franklin Technical Institue in Boston,...

  • Lawrence Matson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 458th Bomb Group

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Places

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed 13 February 1945

Crashed in Old Catton, Norwich.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2017 09:53:46 Rob in Norwich Changes to description and events
Sources

Edits explicitly confirm the crash site and date using data existing entries and the aircraft record on the 8th Air Force Historical Society website.

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2015 12:48:00 usxpat Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

www.oldcatton.com
http://www.458bg.com/crewshannon.htm

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