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Posing next to B-24J 42-110070 Z5-E 'Elmer / Lady Luck'.

Standing: Robert Morford, Robert Vincent, John Butler, George Strand, Joseph Kania

Kneeling, 3rd from left: Charlie Fowler, Far right: Charles Aillet

Three unidentified gunners kneeling: Edward Betts, Vincent Morreale, and Frederick Wright



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb 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...

  • 754th Bomb Squadron


  • Charles Aillet

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator

  • Edward Betts

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner

  • John Butler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Charlie Fowler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner

  • Joseph Kania

    Military | First Lieutenant | Engineer

  • Robert Morford

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Vincent Morreale

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner

  • George Strand

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • 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'. ...

  • Frederick Wright

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner


  • 42-110070 'Lady Luck'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Force-landed or crashed on the Continent 10-Jan-45. Salvaged 13-Mar-45.


Date Contributor Update
04 April 2017 14:56:09 Al_Skiff Changes to caption and person associations

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2017 14:54:22 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations