IWM catalogue record
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Lieutenant Reilley, Lieutenant Fields and Lieutenant Vincent of the 458th Bomb Group stand outside a "Glass Palace" Club. Image via Lieutenant Vincent. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Old Cotton-Lt Reilly, Lt Fields, Lt Vincent. Front of "Glass Palace" club for new flyers.'
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...
Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
Shot down flak and crashed near Tubbergen, Holland on a mission to Genshagen near Berlin on 6 March 1944 in B-24H #41-29286. Killed in Action (KIA).
Military | Colonel | Pilot
Robert W Vincent flew 35 combat missions, 5 Truckin' and 2 weather missions with the 458th Bomb Group. Was assigned to the Azon Project (radio controlled bombs). The Azon aircraft was named 'A Dog's Life'.