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Bomber crew of B24J 42-109812 "Yokum Boy" 752nd Bomb Squadron 458th Bomb Group who shot down by flak December 24, 1944 at St-Vith Belgium...

2Lt. Charles A. Giesen, Jr Co-Pilot
1Lt Donald J. McNeely, Navigator
T/SGT Earl S Richey, Radio Operator
S/Sgt. Marion E. Funderburk, Flight Engineer

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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...

  • 752nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Marion Funderburk

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Schonecken in B-24 42-109812, hit by flak crashed St Vith. Killed in Action (KIA) 24-Dec-44 MACR 11121. Awards: AM(2OLC), PH.

  • Charles Giesen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Pilot with the 752nd Bomb Squadron, 458th Bomber Group of the 8th Air Force, killed on his 22nd mission over Germany, in support of troops engaged in the battle of the Bulge. He was originally buried in Germany, but his remains were repatriated in...

  • Donald McNeely

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Schonecken in B-24 42-109812, hit by flak crashed St Vith. Killed in Action (KIA) 24-Dec-44 MACR 11121. Awards: AM(2OLC), PH.

  • Earl Richey

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Schonecken in B-24 42-109812, hit by flak crashed St Vith. Killed in Action (KIA) 24-Dec-44 MACR 11121. Awards: PH.

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Date Contributor Update
31 October 2019 15:47:54 Emily Changes to caption and person associations
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Associated depicted airmen and deleted duplicate images.

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2019 09:52:31 Michelbe Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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Michel Beckers WW2CRASHSITERESEARCH

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