753rd Bomb Squadron

Squadron
B-24 Liberators of the 458th Bomb Group are escorted by P-51 Mustangs of the 352nd Fighter Group. Written on slide casing: '352nd Ftr Gp, 458th Bomb Gp.' media-395535.jpg FRE 6715 B-24 Liberators of the 458th Bomb Group are escorted by P-51 Mustangs of the 352nd Fighter Group. Written on slide casing: '352nd Ftr Gp, 458th Bomb Gp.' Roger Freeman Collection

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

Object Number - FRE 6715 - B-24 Liberators of the 458th Bomb Group are escorted by P-51 Mustangs of the 352nd Fighter Group. Written on slide casing: '352nd Ftr Gp, 458th Bomb...

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Horsham St Faith

People

Airmen of the 458th Bomb Group gather outside a hangar after a mission. Image via Lieutenant Vincent Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Intill smoke cigars, 753rd Hangar & operations. Kania W/O cap, Cullet W/ Cap, Vincent with cigar.'
  • 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
  • Service Numbers: O-710395
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Ye Olde Hellgate
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group 66th Bomb Squadron 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Spare Parts | Dream Boat
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron 755th Bomb Squadron
The shark mouth nose of a B-24 Liberator nicknamed "Flak Magnet" of the 458th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '458th B.G.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Flak Magnet
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron

Related videos and documents

  • Media Type: Video
  • Collection Name: Rob Edwards collection
  • Object Number: UPL 29770
  • Description: Video and photographs of four memorials in Eastern England to seven lost planes.
  • Media Type: Video
  • Collection Name: Rob Edwards collection
  • Object Number: UPL 52547
  • Description: Video of the memorial to the service and sacrifice of the 458th Bombardment Group (Heavy) who served at Horsham St Faith airfield, station 123
  • Media Type: Document
  • Collection Name: William L Beigel Collection
  • Object Number: Document 15939
  • Description: Extract from Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) for Staff Sergeant Everett E Russell of the 458th Bomb Group researched by historian Bill...

Revisions

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ContributorEMBLEMHUNTER
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my photo , Group patch Not with this squadron ......

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Contributorrossingtonj
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Type added.

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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