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Airmen of the 458th Bomb Group gather outside a hangar before a mission in July 1944.
In the foreground are Joe Kania (without cap), Charlie Aillet (with cap) and Bob Vincent (with cigar).

Image via Lieutenant Vincent
Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Intill smoke cigars, 753rd Hangar & operations. Kania W/O cap, Cullet W/ Cap, Vincent with cigar.'

IWM catalogue record

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

Airmen of the 458th Bomb Group gather outside a hangar after a mission. Image via Lieutenant Vincent Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Intill smoke cigars, 753rd Hangar & operations. Kania W/O cap, Cullet W/ Cap, Vincent with cigar.'

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...

  • 735th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Aillet

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator

  • Joseph Kania

    Military | First Lieutenant | Engineer

  • Robert Vincent

    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'. ...

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
03 June 2015 13:28:56 Lucy May Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Caption information given on this page: http://www.458bg.com/crewaz07morford.htm

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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