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Charles Brad Armour

Military

Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by flak and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 in B-24 42-51095. Evaded (EVD) MACR 7092

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Everett Allen

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by flak and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 in B-24 42-51095. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7092 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Beddow

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Armour crew. 30 x combat missions, as well as making gas runs to Patton's army. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (4 battle stars), American Defense Medal.

  • Donald Blodgett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by flak and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 in B-24 42-51095. Evaded (EVD) MACR 7092 Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jerome Brill

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by flak and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 in B-24 42-51095. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7092 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Billy Davis

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by flak and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 in B-24 42-51095 Wounded in head by flak. Baled out, Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7092 Awards: POW, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Frederick Erdmann

    Military | Major | Bombardier | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by flak and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 in B-24 42-51095. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7092 Awards: DFC, AM (7OLC), PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Fullerton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by flak and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 in B-24 42-51095. Evaded (EVD) MACR 7092 Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Owen

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by flak and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 in B-24 42-51095. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7092 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Frank Peichoto

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by flak and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 in B-24 42-51095. Evaded (EVD) MACR 7092 Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Carry Rawls

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by flak and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 in B-24 42-51095 Baled out, sustained broken ankle. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7092 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 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

    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

Aircraft

  • 42-51095 'Shoo Shoo Baby'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ashersleben with Lt Armour crew; hit by flak, taking out #1 engine, radio, intercom and badly damaging the fuel system. A/C abandoned by crew and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 5 x EVD, 5 x POW...

Associated Place

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Framingham, Massachusetts 5 March 1917
Enlisted Boston, MA 13 April 1942

Boston, Massachusetts

Based Horsham St Faith 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out EVD Vollenhove, Netherland 29 June 1944

Shot down by flak and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 in B-24 42-51095. Evaded (EVD) MACR 7092

Died 22 February 1991
Buried Gethsemani Cemetery, Lima, OH 25 February 1991

Gethsemani Cemetery
Lima, Allen County, OH

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 November 2019 13:40:26 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28707364
https://www.fold3.com/record/85527162-charles-b-armour
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/76547122/charles-brad-armour

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7092 & Page 272 of the book LIBERAORS OVER NORWICH by Mackay, Bailry & Scorza, 2010, D790G4582010 &

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