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HG Crissman in his Army Air Force uniform



  • 454th Bomb Group

    454th Bomb Group

    The group was constituted as 454th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 14 May 1943 and activated on 1 June at Davis-Monthan Field, near Tucson, Arizona. Training began immediately on Consolidated B-24 Liberators[2] and the ground cadre was sent on 3 July to...

  • 739th Bomb Squadron

    739th Bomb Squadron

    The squadron was first activated in June 1943 at Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico as the 739th Bombardment Squadron, one of the original four squadrons of the 454th Bombardment Group.[3] The 454th was a Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy...


  • Howard Crissman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail gunner
    Shot down on 27 December 1944 on a mission to Bruck, Austria aboard B-24 Liberator (Serial number 44-41165) nicknamed "Thundermist". The aircraft fell from formation and crashed after being hit by Flak. Crissman and his crew were all captured and take...


Date Contributor Update
15 January 2019 21:24:39 jcnumber5 Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations

From article in Elks magazine, Nov 2005 "American Heroes: Brave Men in B-24s", and certified by my Dad, HG Crissman