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42-95165

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

Service

Units

  • 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

    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

  • George Bradley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber / Fighter pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Enlisted in the army in 1935 and his first duties were with a lighter-than-air squadron at Scott Field, IL. Later he was transferred to a Flying Fortress outfit at Langley Field, VA. Flew as a gunner in B-17’s. He then trained as a bombardier and...

  • Bartholomew Catanzaro

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Roy Cook

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Cowan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Gustave Duhon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Evans

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour Duty (ETD). Appointed Assistant Squadron Adjutant. Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Stanley Guterman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 458th Bomb Group
    35 missions from June 1944 to May 1945 Air Medal

  • Carl Hein

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group

  • Frank Josephson

    Military | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group

  • Richard McGough

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

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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
Manufactured Fort Worth, TX, USA 1943

Built at Consolidated.

Delivered Texas, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Horsham St Faith, Norwich NR10, UK 1944

Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

Mission to Domleger 80370 Domléger-Longvillers, France 14 June 1944

Mission to Domleger 14-Jun-44. Bradley crew aboard.

Mission to Magdeburg Magdeburg, Germany 7 October 1944

Mission to Magdeburg. 07-Oct-44. Josephson crew aboard.

Mission to Hamm Hamm, Germany 22 October 1944

Mission to Hamm. 22-Oct-44. Josephson crew aboard.

Mission to Harburg Harburg, Hamburg, Germany 30 October 1944

Mission to Harburg. 30-Oct-44. Josephson crew aboard.

Mission to Metz Area Metz, France 9 November 1944

Mission to Metz Area. 09-Nov-44. Josephson crew aboard.

Mission to Eschweiler Eschweiler, Germany 16 November 1944

Mission to Eschweiler. 16-Nov-44. Josephson crew aboard.

Mission to Bebra Bebra, Germany 4 December 1944

Mission to Bebra. 04-Dec-44. Josephson crew aboard.

Mission to Hanau Hanau, Germany 11 December 1944

Mission to Hanau. 11-Dec-44.
Josephson crew aboard.

Mission to Hanau Hanau, Germany 12 December 1944

Mission to Hanau. 12-Dec-44.
Josephson crew aboard.

Mission to Schönecken 54614 Schönecken, Germany 24 December 1944

Mission to Schönecken. 24-Dec-44. Josephson crew aboard.

Mission to Neuwied Neuwied, Germany 30 December 1944

Mission to Neuwied. 30-Dec-44. Josephson crew aboard.

Mission to Koblenz Koblenz, Germany 31 December 1944

Mission to Koblenz. 31-Dec-44. Josephson crew aboard.

Mission to Rastatt Rastatt, Germany 7 January 1945

Mission to Rastatt. 07-Jan-45. Josephson crew aboard.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 April 2017 12:36:08 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/161312371?ann=de80a280-83e0-11e0-6233-274003...
http://www.458bg.com/crewaa84josephson
http://www.458bg.com/crewbradley.htm

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