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A bomber crew of the 458th Bomb Group with their B-24 Liberator (serial number 44-40291) nicknamed "Royal Flush". Image via Lieutenant Vincent. Handwritten inscription on image: 'England July 4, 1944.... Crew of- "The Royal Flush".' Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Crew 29, Note figure Cat from Royal Flush. Lt Morford- Pilot, Lt Vincent- co-pilot, Lt Butler- Bombardier, Lt Strand- Navigator, Sgt Kania- Eng, -KN-, Sgt Morales- Gnr, Sgt Weight- Gnr, Sgt Fowler- Gnr, Sgt Betts- Gnr, SSgt Aillet- R.O.'



  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb 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...


  • Charles Aillet

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator

  • Joseph Kania

    Military | First Lieutenant | Engineer

  • Robert Vincent

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Robert W Vincent flew 35 combat missions, 5 Truckin' and 2 weather missions with the 458th Bomb Group. Was assigned to the Azon Project (radio controlled bombs). The Azon aircraft was named 'A Dog's Life'. ...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:26:14 AAM AAM ingest

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