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42-52404

B-24 Liberator

Crashed 8 May 1944, Frettenham, Norfolk

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.

  • Homer Ausman

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on mission to Brunswick, Germany. Plane crashed shortly after takeoff.

  • 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.

  • Sherman Cassidy

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Top Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    WIA on Brunswick German on 8 May 1944

  • Patrick Cook

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on mission to Brunswick, Germany

  • Wayne Danielson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner/Airplane Armorer | 458th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in B24 AC-42-52404. Plane crashed shortly after takeoff.

  • Arthur Doyle

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 458th Bomb Group
    WIA on mission to Brunswick, Germany on 8 May 1944

  • 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.

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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...

  • Frettenham Village Hall

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Court Hill, Norwich, Norfolk NR12, UK 8 May 1944 – 8 May 1944

Crashed shortly after takeoff.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2015 12:21:34 usxpat Changes to nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

458thbg.com
eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk
www.frettenham.org

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

MACR 15186 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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