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42-110070

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Force-landed or crashed on the Continent 10-Jan-45. Salvaged 13-Mar-45.

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

  • Charles Aillet

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group

  • 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...

  • Richard Brush

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 458th Bomb Group

  • John Butler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 458th Bomb Group

  • 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.

  • Harold Dane

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group

  • Earl Diehl

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group

  • 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.

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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 San Diego, CA, USA 1943

Built at Consolidated.

Delivered California, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Horsham St Faith, Norwich NR10, UK 1944

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

Mission to Troarn 14670 Troarn, France 18 July 1944

Mission to Troarn. 18-Jul-44.
Dane crew aboard.

Mission to 3 x No Balls [V1 site] France 2 August 1944

Mission to 3 x No Balls [V1 site]. 02-Aug-44. Dane crew aboard.

Mission to Dole/Tavaux 39100 Dole, France 14 August 1944

Mission to Dole/Tavaux. 14-Aug-44. Bradley crew aboard.

Mission to Tertre Tertre, 7333 Saint-Ghislain, Belgium 25 August 1944

Mission to Tertre. 25-Aug-44.
Bradley crew aboard. Severe Flak damage.

Crashed France 10 January 1945

Force-landed or crashed on the Continent 10-Jan-45.

Salvaged France 13 March 1945

Salvaged 13-Mar-45.

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