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42-110070

B-24 Liberator

The B-24J, 42-110070, was assigned to the 754th Bomb Squadron, the 458th Bomb Group, in the 8th Air Force, USAAF. The airplane crashed or was force landed on the European Continent. 10 Jan 45. Salvaged 13 Mar 45.

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Aircraft

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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...

  • 754th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Aillet

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group

  • 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...

  • Richard Brush

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS,458BG, 8AF USAAF. Harold Dane crew member. ETD Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • John Butler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 458th Bomb Group

  • Bartholomew Catanzaro

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Roy Cook

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Cowan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harold Dane

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars). Post War: Served in USAF in the Korean conflict.

  • Earl Diehl

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS,458BG, 8AF USAAF. Harold Dane crew member. ETD Awards: AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Gustave Duhon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

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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
Manufactured San Diego, CA, USA 1943

Built at Consolidated.

Delivered California, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Horsham St Faith, Norwich NR10, UK 1944

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

Mission to Troarn 14670 Troarn, France 18 July 1944

Mission to Troarn. 18 Jul 44.
Dane crew aboard.

Mission to 3 x No Balls [V1 site] France 2 August 1944

Mission to 3 x No Balls V1 site. 02 Aug 44. Dane crew aboard.

Mission to Dole/Tavaux 39100 Dole, France 14 August 1944

Mission to Dole/Tavaux. 14 Aug 44. Bradley crew aboard.

Mission to Tertre Tertre, 7333 Saint-Ghislain, Belgium 25 August 1944

Mission to Tertre. 25 Aug 44.
Bradley crew aboard. Severe Flak damage.

Crashed France 10 January 1945

Crashed or forced landed on the Continent 10 Jan 45.

Salvaged France 13 March 1945

Salvaged 13 Mar 45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2022 10:38:14 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

http://www.458bg.com/group-aircraft
http://www.458bg.com/crewj149dane.htm
http://www.458bg.com/crewbradley.htm
http://www.8thafhs.com/get_one_acgroup.php?acgroup_id=52
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2022 09:28:38 Kickapoo Changes to markings
Sources

Best Web - B-24J - 42-110070 - Lady Luck

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2022 09:16:59 Kickapoo Changes to markings and events
Sources

Best Web - B-24J - 42-110070 - Lady Luck

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2022 08:45:27 Kickapoo Changes to markings
Sources

Best Web - B-24J - 42-110070 - Lady Luck

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2022 08:09:11 Kickapoo Changes to nicknames
Sources

Best Web - B-24J - 42-110070 - Lady Luck - Elmer

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2022 07:46:22 Kickapoo Changes to production block number and description
Sources

Best Web - B-24J - 42-110070 - Lady Luck

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2022 09:28:23 Kickapoo Changes to nicknames, markings and description
Sources

Best Web - B-24J - 42-110070 - Lady Luck

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2017 17:11:35 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.458bg.com/group-aircraft
http://www.458bg.com/crewj149dane.htm
http://www.458bg.com/crewbradley.htm
http://www.8thafhs.com/get_one_acgroup.php?acgroup_id=52
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2017 15:41:44 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://www.458bg.com/group-aircraft
http://www.458bg.com/crewj149dane.htm
http://www.458bg.com/crewbradley.htm
http://www.8thafhs.com/get_one_acgroup.php?acgroup_id=52
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2017 14:10:20 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.458bg.com/group-aircraft
http://www.458bg.com/crewj149dane.htm
http://www.458bg.com/crewbradley.htm
http://www.8thafhs.com/get_one_acgroup.php?acgroup_id=52
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

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