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42-95096

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...

  • 753rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Dewey Belk

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    INT. Ran out of fuel and landed in Switzerland on 7/12/44 in B-24 'Bombs Away' 42-95096.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Clarence Connelly

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group

  • 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.

  • Gustave Duhon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Evans

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour Duty (ETD). Appointed Assistant Squadron Adjutant. Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Edward Garcia

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    INT Ran out of fuel and landed in Switzerland on 7/12/44 in B-24 Bombs Away 42-95096.

  • William Gredicek

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 12 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 May 2020 18:20:44 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Added the A/C nickname listed in the "Summary biography" sections of several crew including pilot (Herbert C. Hopkins).

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 6928 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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