Standing: T/SGT Max K. Van Buren – FE; T/SGT Leon C. Huggard – RO; CPT Charles S. “Sam” Evans – P; 1LT Frederick A. Johnson – CP; 1LT George F. Adkins – B
Kneeling: S/SGT James A. Michaelson – G; S/SGT Lawrence R. Matson – Armorer/WG; S/SGT Darrell W. Latch – G
Missing: 2LT Walter M. Cline -- N; S/SGT Donald R. Conway -- FE
Winter 1944, Horsham St. Faith
The aircraft behind the crew is likely B-24J-5 FO, 42-50768, ARISE MY LOVE AND COME WITH ME. If so, this photo would have been taken just after either mission no. 21 on 30 October 1944 to Hamburg or mission no. 22 on 5 November 1944 to Karlsruhe.
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...
Military | Captain | Pilot
The 50-page description of CPT Evans' military service is found at http://www.2ndair.org.uk/consumption/groups/public/documents/article/ncc175528.pdf (as listed in http://www.2ndair.org.uk/Second_Air_Division/Wartime_memories/index.htm).
Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator
See pilot, Charles S. Evans, for list of missions.
Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Top Turret Gunner
Born 13 Nov 1924 in Decatur, Macon County, Illinois; sent by draft board in March 1943 to army induction center for possible induction; entered service the same month; trained at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri; Franklin Technical Institue in Boston,...
Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner
Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer
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...