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42-51095

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ashersleben with Lt Armour crew; hit by flak, taking out #1 engine, radio, intercom and badly damaging the fuel system. A/C abandoned by crew and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 5 x EVD, 5 x POW MACR 7092

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

  • Everett Allen

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by flak and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 in B-24 42-51095. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7092 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Armour

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by flak and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 in B-24 42-51095. Evaded (EVD) MACR 7092 Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Beddow

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Armour crew. 30 x combat missions, as well as making gas runs to Patton's army. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (4 battle stars), American Defense Medal.

  • Donald Blodgett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by flak and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 in B-24 42-51095. Evaded (EVD) MACR 7092 Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • 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...

  • Jerome Brill

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by flak and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 in B-24 42-51095. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7092 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • 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.

  • Billy Davis

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by flak and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 in B-24 42-51095 Wounded in head by flak. Baled out, Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7092 Awards: POW, PH, 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
Assigned Horsham St Faith, UK 1944

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

Crashed Vollenhove, Netherland 29 June 1944

Shot down by flak and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 5 x EVD, 5 x POW MACR 7092

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 November 2019 17:36:12 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28707364
https://www.458bg.com/Crews/Armour/EE2024_Armour.pdf

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 7092 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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