Harold Benson Dane

Military

Object Number - UPL 55587 - Capt Harold B. Dane, 458BG.

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.

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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: 12120039
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 754th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35640176
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 754th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-716391
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 754th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-719046
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 754th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33746378
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Ill be Back
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: - Lady Luck - Elmer
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 754th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Dorothy Kay Special
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 856th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Envy of em all II
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 754th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Denning, AR 17 November 1920 Son of Preston and May Dane.

Enlisted

Los Angeles, CA 27 July 1942 Los Angeles, California

Died

23 May 1987

Buried

Stigler Cemetery Stigler, Haskell County, OK 26 May 1987 Stigler Cemetery Stigler, Haskell County, Oklahoma

Based

Horsham St Faith Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.
Oklahoma City, OK

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