UPL 19614

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Crew members of the 753rd Bomb Squadron, 458th Bomb Group, pose beside a Consolidated B-24 somewhere in England. 13 November 1944. B-24JAZ-155-CO Liberator 44-40277 "Miss Used" from the 753rd BS, 458th BG, 8th AF. NARA Ref 342-FH-3A12020-81704AC The crew in the photo flew "Miss Used" from the U.S. to England: Standing (L-R): Pilot - 1st Lt. Gerald W. Matze, Navigator - 1st Lt. Arthur L. Smith, Bombardier - 1st Lt. Charles W. Bullard, Copilot - 1st Lt. Melvin E. Fields Middle Row (L-R): Engineer - T/Sgt. Clarence "Pops" W. Ferris, Tail Gunner - S/Sgt. Karl E. Van Kuran,Jr., Radio Operator - T/Sgt. Michael P. Agresta, Left Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. Adolph "Tex" Janowski. Front Row (L-R): Nose Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. James P. Keel, Right Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. Albert J. Pizzica. The crew all completed tour.

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Units

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 753rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 702008
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Miss Used
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron

Locations

Mission

  • Date: 4 August 1944

Revisions

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Changed spelling from 'Pizzaca' to 'Pizzica': http://www.458bg.com/crewaz05matze.htm

Date: 22 Dec 2015 17:19:03
ContributorAl_Skiff