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Standing: T/SGT Max K. Van Buren – FE; T/SGT Leon C. Huggard – RO; CPT Charles S. “Sam” Evans – P; 1LT Frederick A. Johnson – CP; 1LT George F. Adkins – B
Kneeling: S/SGT James A. Michaelson – G; S/SGT Lawrence R. Matson – Armorer/WG; S/SGT Darrell W. Latch – G
Missing: 2LT Walter M. Cline -- N; S/SGT Donald R. Conway -- FE

Winter 1944, Horsham St. Faith

The aircraft behind the crew is likely B-24J-5 FO, 42-50768, ARISE MY LOVE AND COME WITH ME. If so, this photo would have been taken just after either mission no. 21 on 30 October 1944 to Hamburg or mission no. 22 on 5 November 1944 to Karlsruhe.

Connections

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...

  • 755th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Evans

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    The 50-page description of CPT Evans' military service is found at http://www.2ndair.org.uk/consumption/groups/public/documents/article/ncc175528.pdf (as listed in http://www.2ndair.org.uk/Second_Air_Division/Wartime_memories/index.htm).

  • Leon Huggard

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator
    See pilot, Charles S. Evans, for list of missions.

  • Frederick Johnson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Darrell Latch

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Top Turret Gunner
    Born 13 Nov 1924 in Decatur, Macon County, Illinois; sent by draft board in March 1943 to army induction center for possible induction; entered service the same month; trained at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri; Franklin Technical Institue in Boston,...

  • Lawrence Matson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner

  • Max Van Buren

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 June 2016 02:41:54 466thHistorian Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.458bg.com/crewevans

Date Contributor Update
02 June 2016 00:12:03 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

458thbg.com

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2016 01:27:23 leoneranger Created entry with caption
Sources

http://www.458bg.com/crewevans

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