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IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

The nose art of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 44-40283) nicknamed "Lassie Come Home" of the 458th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '44-40283- Lassie Come Home- Tracy Pilot.'

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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...

People

  • Rollin Chapman

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Died in the crash of B24 44-40283, “Lassie Come Home.”

  • John Clayborn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Died in the crash of B24 44-40283, “Lassie Come Home.”

  • Walter Denton

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer
    Died in the crash of B24 44-40283, “Lassie Come Home.”

  • Stanley Diehl

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Died in the crash of B24 44-40283, “Lassie Come Home.”

  • Leo Hecht

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Died in the crash of B24 44-40283, “Lassie Come Home.” This was his first mission, and he was actually a member of another crew, standing in for the regular co-pilot on this mission.

  • Vincent Hyland

    Military | Sergeant | Nose Gunner
    Died in the crash of B24 44-40283, “Lassie Come Home.”

  • John McNeeley

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Died in the crash of B24 44-40283, “Lassie Come Home.”

  • Frederick Wiehage

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Died in the crash of B24 44-40283, “Lassie Come Home.”

Aircraft

  • 44-40283 'Lassie Come Home'

    B-24 Liberator
    Employed as a 'mother' ship on Aphrodite [remote controlled, explosive packed flying bomber] project. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:26:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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