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42-110184

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

  • George Ablsen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 458th Bomb Group

  • George Gebhart

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down near Fahrestoft in B-24 'Shicago Shirl' #42-110184. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Jerry Girardi

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Fahrestoft on 8/25/44 in B-24 'Shicago Shirl' #42-110184. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Francis Morris

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Fahrestoft on 8/25/44 in B-24 'Shicago Shirl' #42-110184. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Schaudt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Fahrestoft on 8/25/44 in B-24 'Shicago Shirl' #42-110184. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Frederick Schmidt

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Fahrestoft in B-24 'Shicago Shirl' #42-110184. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Philip Smith

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Fahrestoft on 8/25/44 in B-24 'Shicago Shirl' #42-110184. Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Joseph Vacha

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down and crashed near Fahrestoft in B-24 'Shicago Shirl' #42-110184. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Weick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Fahrestoft on 8/25/44 in B-24 'Shicago Shirl' #42-110184. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 25 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 March 2020 01:39:24 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Fixed a typo in the nickname.

Date Contributor Update
27 March 2020 01:38:00 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Added the A/C nickname listed in the "Summary biography" of the pilot, Francis H, Morris.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8295 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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