Crashed at Hellesdon, Norwich after takeoff for 1st operational mission on 2-Mar-44 in B-24H 41-28669. Killed in Action (KIA).
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...
Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed on 1st combat mission, shortly after take off, stalled possibly due to icing of wings. 2-Mar-44. 3 x RTD, 7 x KIA. Cat 5 damage, written off.
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...
|Lived in||Butler Co, Ohio||1941|
|Based||Horsham St Faith||1943 – 2 March 1944|
Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF.
|Died||Norwich, UK||2 March 1944|
Crashed at Hellesdon, Norwich after takeoff for an operational mission on 2 Mar 1944 in B-24H 41-28669. Killed in Action (KIA).
|Buried||3 March 1944|
|12 August 2016 17:45:07||Al_Skiff||Changes to biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations|
|27 September 2014 18:07:17||AAM||AAM ingest|
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces & page 192 & Page 272 of the book LIBERAORS OVER NORWICH by Mackay, Bailry & Scorza, 2010, D790G4582010