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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...

  • 754th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Frederick Angeloch

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Lt Melvin Watson crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Behrens

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 April 1944 in B-24 #4252335 'Admirable Little Character. ' Evaded.

  • Charles Bieber

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 April 1944 in B-24 #4252335 'Admirable Little Character. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • William Butt

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Lt Melvin Watson crew. Flight crew for B-24 assembly ship 'First Sergeant', when flares set A/C ablaze. 27-May-44. Awards: DFC, AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Richard Carthy

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

  • John Combs

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 April 1944 in B-24 #4252335 'Admirable Little Character. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Paul Faggioli

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Lt Melvin Watson crew. Flight crew for B-24 assembly ship 'First Sergeant', when flares set A/C ablaze, along with pilot received facial burns in the ensuing fire 27-May-44. ...

  • Carson Fisher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Lt Melvin Watson crew. ETD Awards: AM (3OLC), PH, , WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Frank Fuggett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Lt Melvin Watson crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Eugene Hoag

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 April 1944 in B-24 #4252335 'Admirable Little Character. ' Evaded.

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 25 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2017 09:31:13 ErikWineke Changes to nicknames and media associations
Sources

My Grandfather was on the plane when it was shot down

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 4342 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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