Charles Elvin Given Jr

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 14579 - The Shannon Crew, B24 44-40281, A Dog's Life

Killed in A Dog’s Life in Old Catton, Norwich when the engine failed during a practice mission. All crew were killed.

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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

Aircraft

A bomber crew of the 458th Bomb Group with their B-24 Liberator (serial number 44-40281) nicknamed "A Dogs Life". Image via Lieutenant Vincent. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Crew 24, Sub co-pilot- Unk, Pilot Lt Vincent, Req Co-pilot- Lt Cronkite, Bombiagtor [sic] Lt Halvorsen, Genner- Sgt Johnson, RO- Valenzvela, Sgt, Eng- Sgt Lohr, GRR- Moss, Sgt, Sub Eng- Unk, Sub Gnr- Unk, Reg NT Gnr- wounded in hosp, Sgt Simpson.
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: A Dog's Life
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Kanaawah, West Virginia 12 October 1922

Died

Old Catton, Norfolk, UK 13 February 1945

Buried

Elkview, WV 25071, USA Given Cemetery Elkview Kanawha County West Virginia, USA

Revisions

Date8 Apr 2015 16:28:43
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Date27 Sep 2014 18:05:34
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Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit Website & Page 276 of the book LIBERATORS OVER EUROPE by Mackay, Bailey & Scorza, D790G458 &

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