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B24 44-40281, A Dog's Life, crashed in Old Catton 13 February 1945.

Connections

Units

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 753rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Frederick Caudell

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

  • Charles Given

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

  • Leslie Gruner

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

  • Gene Hamilton

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

  • Allen Jewett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Killed in A Dog’s Life in Old Catton, Norwich when the engine failed during a practice mission. All crew were killed.

  • Grant Ordiway

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

  • Lawrence Shannon

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

  • Robert Ward

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

  • William Weber

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

Aircraft

  • 44-40281 A Dog's Life

    B-24 Liberator
    A Dog's Life crashed on 13th February 1945 during a training mission, with the loss of all onboard crew. The crash is one of two recorded on the memorial plaque in Church Street, Old Catton, Norwich.

Locations

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2015 12:42:24 usxpat Changes to place associations
Sources

www.oldcatton.com

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2015 12:42:23 usxpat Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

www.oldcatton.com

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