Percival M Goewey

media-17752.jpeg UPL 17752 Charles Quirk Crew
458th BG - 755th BS
Standing: Charles Hillis (TTG), Gerald Miller (R/O), Perce Goewey (WG), Tom McQueen (FE), Don Swanson (BTG), Don Pierce (TG)

Kneeling: Dave Jelinek (B), Charles Quirk, (P), George Campbell (CP), Charles F. Gaine (N)

This crew was shot down on their 14th combat mission, 12 July 1944. Hit by flak, they bailed out over Belgium

Object Number - UPL 17752 - Charles Quirk Crew 458th BG - 755th BS Standing: Charles Hillis (TTG), Gerald Miller (R/O), Perce Goewey (WG), Tom McQueen (FE), Don Swanson (BTG),...

Evaded (EVD) Hit by flak and crashed at Harveng on 7/12/44 in B-24 #42100365


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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


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-812653
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot


  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Wolfgang
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron 755th Bomb Squadron



Event Location Date Description


Peoria, IL, USA 20 February 1943


Illinois, USA


Shot Down/Evaded

Frameries, Belgium 12 July 1944 McGOEWEY [sic] McGoewey was recovered in Spiennes by Mr Bouwens after having been shot down in the area of Mons on 12/07/44. Mr Bouwens sheltered and clothed him. He guided him to Noirchain to the home of Miss Deviesmaison. On the 1st of August, Mr Bouwens, Miss Delvisemaison and Mr Jean Devo guided McGoewey to Mons where he was sheltered by Maurice Devos. Mrs Maurice Devos, Mrs Burton and Mr Henri Charles has use of a truck, droved McGoewey to Brussels where he was sheltered at the home of Miss (Claire) De Veuster from the 19th of August to the 26th of August. He was indetified and visisted by Mr (Gaston) Matthys. On the 26th of August, he was taken, together with his crewmate, 2nd Lt Freudenberger, by Miis Bienfait, for evacuation by the Comete service towards the Belvaux camp (part of the Mission Marathom plan).



466th BG Historian


Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 6930 / MACR 6930 & Page 276 of the book LIBERATORS OVER EUROPE by Mackay, Bailey & Scorza, D790G458 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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