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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...

  • 755th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Birto Brumby

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group

  • Wells Gardner

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Served 16 months in World War I. Was a glider pilot befor he became a gunner. Flew 26 missions over Germany. Was twice reported Killed in Action (KIA) while flying against Japan. At age 46, was the oldest air gunner on combat duty with the 458th BG. ...

  • Elmo Geppelt

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator - Assistant Squadron Navigator | 458th Bomb Group
    DFC; Air Medal w 5/Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Stanley Hammell

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

  • Robert Larimer

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group

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...

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Date Contributor Update
26 September 2015 04:22:42 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
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