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Crew members of the 754th Bomb Squadron, 458th Bomb Group, pose beside Consolidated B-24 42-110070 'Lady Luck' somewhere in England. 13 November 1944.
Standing L-R: T/Sgt Charles Aillet, 1Lt George E Strand, Capt Robert W Vincent, Capt Robert W Morford, 1Lt John R Butler.
Kneeling L-R: Unknown Sgt, T/Sgt Joseph J Kania, S/Sgt Charlie M Fowler, Unknown Sgt, Unknown Sgt.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A12030-81706AC.



  • 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

  • John Butler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Charlie Fowler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner

  • Joseph Kania

    Military | First Lieutenant | Engineer

  • Robert Morford

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

  • 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'. ...


  • 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.


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
04 April 2017 15:37:05 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations