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Cpt. Howard Slaton and crew



  • 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...

  • 755th Bomb Squadron


  • Howard Slaton

    Military | Captain | Lead Pilot
    31 missions '43-'44 (B-24). Two missions on D-Day. On first Berlin mission, shot up pretty badly. Two friendly fighters escorted us to the Channel. Lost two engines, 460 patches to repair A/C. Other missions rough but always made it home. ...


  • 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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