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755th Bomb Squadron

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  • 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...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Horsham St Faith

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People

  • George Ablsen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 458th Bomb Group

  • Wilbert Abshire

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 458th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). AC 42-95183 'Briney Marlin' Forming up, hit by AC 42-95159. Plane went into spin and crew was ordered to bail out. Immediately after Carlstrum and Abshire bailed out, the pilot was able to gain control and the rest of the crew...

  • John Adamson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak and fighters on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944, B-24 #42-28720 and crashed near Finsterwalde. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Joseph Agitata

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Koblenz on 9/9/44 in B-24 Rough Riders #4129342

  • George Ahlsen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 458th Bomb Group
    Became Prisoner of War (POW) on 25 Aug 44, hit by flak near SYLieutenant

  • Harold Amon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 458th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed into channel in B-24 'Lorelie' #4129300

  • Eugene Bair

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed into channel in B-24 Lorelie #4129300

  • Lewis Bambick

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 458th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA), plane, B-24, crashed into Skorve Mountain, Norway on supply mission to Norway. Part of the 'Ball Project' In the 458th BG one day then went with Col. Belchan for this special project

  • Raymond Barto

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    RTD Ditched in North Sea in B-24 Tail Wind #4129359

  • Bruce Bean

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed near Papenburg on 6/29/44 in B-24 #4295008 POW

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Aircraft

  • 41-28678

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) - Aircraft was lost due to mechanical failure on 22-Mar-44 mission to bomb the BMW engine factory at Basdorf outside Berlin,Germany. Eight of the crew became POW's and one was killed because...

  • 41-28720

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Berlin, just short of IP hit by flak causing oil leak on #4 and turbo failure #2. Dropped out of formation, calling for fighter cover, Me210's attacked them knocking out the tail...

  • 41-29298 Ole Satan

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29300 Lorelei

    B-24 Liberator
    Downed near Munich, Germany 11 July 1944

  • 41-29331 Blondies' Folly

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29342 Rough Riders

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29359 Tail Wind

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100365 Wolfgang

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100433

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-110184

    B-24 Liberator

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:50:18 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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