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Crew members of the 754th Bomb Squadron, the 458th Bomb Group, in the 8th Air Force, pose beside the Consolidated B-24J, 42-110070, Lady Luck - Elmer, somewhere in England. 13 Nov 1944.
Standing L- R : TSgt Charles Aillet - 1Lt George E. Strand - Capt Robert W. Vincent - Capt Robert W. Morford - 1st Lt John R. Butler.

Kneeling L-R : Unknown Sgt. - TSgt Joseph J. Kania - SSgt. Charlie M. Fowler - Unknown Sgt. - Unknown Sgt.

NARA Ref-342-FH-3A12030-81706AC.



  • 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...

  • 754th Bomb Squadron


  • Charles Aillet

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator

  • John Butler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Charlie Fowler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner

  • Joseph Kania

    Military | First Lieutenant | Engineer

  • Robert Morford

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

  • George Strand

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • 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'. ...


  • 42-110070 - Lady Luck - Elmer

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24J, 42-110070, was assigned to the 754th Bomb Squadron, the 458th Bomb Group, in the 8th Air Force, USAAF. The airplane crashed or was force landed on the European Continent. 10 Jan 45. Salvaged 13 Mar 45.


  • 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...


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