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41-29295

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.

  • 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.

  • Dorris Cornette

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4129295 'Bomb Totin' Mama. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW Medal/ Purple Heart/EAME Medal w bronze star plus others

  • 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.

  • James Goins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group
    Experiences = BOMB TOTIN' MAMA (Lt. Raiter Crew - 56) Shot down Easter Sunday, April 9 1944, Tutow Run. Prisoner of War (POW) in Luftstalag III, transferred to Luftstalag 17b. Black March Survivor. Liberated May 1945 by Patton's 3rd Army outside...

  • Arthur Goodin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4129295 'Bomb Totin' Mama. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Howard

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4129295 'Bomb Totin' Mama. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Allen Kluck

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4129295 'Bomb Totin' Mama. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

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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
Failed to Return (FTR) Denmark 9 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2015 02:47:03 Bill Morris Changes to media associations
Sources

Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2015 01:39:57 Bill Morris Changes to nicknames
Sources

www.b24bestweb.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum
www.joebaugher.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3836 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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