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Crew members of the 458th Bomb Group pose beside a Consolidated B-24 at an 8th Air Force Base somewhere in England. - B-24JAZ-155-CO Liberator 44-40277 named "Miss Used" from the 753rd BS, 458th BG, 8th AF. Veteran of 64 combat missions.
NARA Ref 342-FH-3A11961-78906AC.

Additional caption added by 466th BG Historian - This photo was taken before the aircraft and ferry crew departed from Horsham St. Faith for the United States as part of Operation Home Run. Late May/Early June 1945



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 753rd Bomb Squadron


  • 44-40277 'Miss Used'

    B-24 Liberator
    Aircraft flew 64 missions with 458th and was one of the 10 original AZON/Aphrodite project** control planes. Served as 'Mother Ship' to B-17F 41-24639 'Careful Virgin' on mission to bomb Mimoyecques, France. 4-8-44. ...


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
12 January 2016 16:20:36 466thHistorian Changes to caption and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
22 December 2015 16:51:14 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations