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E J Pyle

Military

Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour Duty (ETD).

Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

Post war: Attended Arkansas Tech and graduated from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Retired from Kraft Foods in 1986 after more than 30 years, managing Kraft cheese plants in several states, including Missouri, North Carolina, Kentucky and Minnesota.

Service

People

  • George Bradley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber / Fighter pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Enlisted in the army in 1935 and his first duties were with a lighter-than-air squadron at Scott Field, IL. Later he was transferred to a Flying Fortress outfit at Langley Field, VA. Flew as a gunner in B-17’s. He then trained as a bombardier and...

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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...

  • 42-95096 'Bombs Away'

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-95116

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-95018

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-95018

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29276 Rotten Sock

    B-24 Liberator
    Crash landed 12 Jan 1945 and salvaged.

  • 41-29305 I'll be Back

    B-24 Liberator
    Later renamed Hypochondriac

  • 42-95165 'Cookie'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 41-28735

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 753BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 41-28682

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

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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 Bruno, AR 72682, USA 24 August 1923

Son of C G (Gib) and Essie [Atkins] Pyle.

Based Horsham St Faith 7 June 1944 – November 1944

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

End Tour Duty (ETD) England, UK November 1944

Completed Tour Duty (ETD).

Died Davenport, FL, USA 10 January 2017
Buried Kansas City, MO, USA February 2017

Laid to rest beside his wife Betty and daughters Linda and Deborah in Kansas City, MO.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2017 17:01:57 Al_Skiff Changes to awards
Sources

http://www.458bg.com/crewbradley.htm
http://harrisondaily.com/obituaries/e-j-pyle/article_c106fe20-e1b8-11e6-...

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2017 16:59:26 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.458bg.com/crewbradley.htm
http://harrisondaily.com/obituaries/e-j-pyle/article_c106fe20-e1b8-11e6-...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Page 380 in the book 2ND AIR DIVISIONby Turner Publishing Company, 1998 edition (D790.A2S45) &

href="http://www.458bg.com/crewbradley.htm">http://www.458bg.com/crewbradley.htm>

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