41-28738 Meat Around the Corner

Object Number - UPL 23130 - A group of 458th officers pose in front of the more "suitable" artwork of Elmer Fudd holding a skunk. B-24H 41-28738 'Meat around the...

Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 19 missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Epinal. Left formation at target salvoed bombs, 1 x engine feathered and some control lost of rudders, 11-May-44. Headed for and crashed Jegenstorf, Switzerland. Crew baled out. 10 x Interned. MACR 4801.

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Units served with

Personnel of the 458th Bomb Group gather around a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-29303) nicknamed "Liberty Lib" in order to transfer a casualty into a waiting ambulance. Image via Harry Holmes. Written on slide casing: '458th BG.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 754th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32220382
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 754th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 754th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35621166
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 754th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 754th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Mechanical issues / aborted

88000 Épinal, France 11 May 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Epinal. Left formation at target salvoed bombs, i x engine feathered and some control lost of rudders, 11-May-44. Crashed in Switzerland. 10 x Interned. MACR 4801.

Crashed

Interned

3303 Jegenstorf, Switzerland 11 May 1944 Crashed Jegenstorf, Switzerland, crew baled and were interned.

Manufactured

Tulsa, OK, USA Built at Douglas.

Delivered

Oklahoma, USA Delivered to USAAF.

Other

Assigned

Horsham St Faith, Norwich NR10, UK 11 May 1944 Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:05
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 4801 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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