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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...

  • 752nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Leonard Abranowitz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Lechfeld on 9 Apr 45 in B-24 'Final Approach' #4252457

  • John Barillaro

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Lechfeld on 9 Apr 45 in B-24 'Final Approach' #4252457

  • Walter Freeman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group

  • Elmer Grow

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Lechfeld on 9 Apr 45 in B-24 'Final Approach' #4452457 POW Medal; Air Medal

  • John Holodak

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 458th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Lechfeld on 9 Apr 45 in B-24 'Final Approach' #4252457

  • Allan Rupp

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Lechfeld in B-24 'Final Approach' #4252457

  • Joseph Szalanski

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Lechfeld on 9 Apr 45 in B-24 'Final Approach' #4252457

  • Bernard Zeiler

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Lechfeld on 9 Apr 45 in B-24 'Final Approach' #4252457

  • Jack Zimpleman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed ner Lechfeld on 9 Apr 45 in B-24 'Final Approach' #4252457

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 9 April 1945

Revisions

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

MACR 13911 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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