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B-24 Liberator

It retained the name BREEZY LADY as painted on the pilot's side when transferred to the 458th BG. SUPERMAN was added onto the co-pilot's side.
Later the BREEZY LADY side was renamed MARIE.

Service

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...

People

  • Charles Evans

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    The 50-page description of CPT Evans' military service is found at http://www.2ndair.org.uk/consumption/groups/public/documents/article/ncc175528.pdf (as listed in http://www.2ndair.org.uk/Second_Air_Division/Wartime_memories/index.htm).

  • Thomas Floyd

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 467th Bomb Group

  • Duane Heath

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer | 467th Bomb Group
    Transferred 467th BG

  • Leon Huggard

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group
    See pilot, Charles S. Evans, for list of missions.

  • Frederick Johnson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group

  • Darrell Latch

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Top Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Born 13 Nov 1924 in Decatur, Macon County, Illinois; sent by draft board in March 1943 to army induction center for possible induction; entered service the same month; trained at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri; Franklin Technical Institue in Boston,...

  • Andrew Maiorino

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Transferred 467th BG

  • Lawrence Matson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 458th Bomb Group

  • Donald Prytulak

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 467th Bomb Group
    Don and his crew were among the first crews to arrive at Alamogordo. Many of the new crews had been disbanded to form other new crews or were taken over by a senior pilot. Apparently, the command staff liked what they saw in Don as his crew remained...

  • George Robb

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Transferred 467th BG

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Missions

  • 350

    11 May 1944

  • 353

    12 May 1944

  • 356

    15 May 1944

  • 360

    21 May 1944

Places

  • 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
Crash Landed 24 July 1944

Crash landed in England

Manufactured San Diego

Consolidated, San Diego, California

Delivered North Pickenham

Original aircraft for the 859th BS, 492nd BG. Total missions for the 492nd: 5
Originally named BREEZY LADY by the Prytulak Crew #907.

Assigned Horsham St Faith

Transferred to the 458th BG, 753rd BS, during late May

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 May 2021 21:13:55 acbernstein1 Changes to markings, events and mission associations
Sources

http://492ndbombgroup.com/cgi-bin/pagepilot.cgi?page=showAircraft&aircra...

Date Contributor Update
13 May 2021 00:17:48 acbernstein1 Changes to description and events
Sources

http://492ndbombgroup.com/cgi-bin/pagepilot.cgi?page=showAircraft&aircra...

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2016 21:52:25 leoneranger Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.458bg.com/crewevans

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2016 21:50:43 leoneranger Changes to place associations
Sources

http://www.458bg.com/group-aircraft

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2016 21:49:16 leoneranger Changes to unit associations
Sources

http://www.458bg.com/group-aircraft

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2016 21:46:20 leoneranger Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames and markings
Sources

http://www.458bg.com/crewevans

http://www.458bg.com/group-aircraft

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Consolidated_B-24J-140-CO_Libera...

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