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TWIN BROTHERS DON E. AND JOHN E. ECHOLS, 458TH BG, 755 BS

Connections

Units

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    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

People

  • Don Echols

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner
    Flew 14 missions from 12 July to 25 August 1944. Was hit by flak. Hospitalized in England and US to December 1944. Brother John Echols flew as ball turret gunner on same crew. AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • John Echols

    Military | Ball Turret Gunner
    Brother Don E. Echols flew as nose turret gunner on same crew.

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 June 2021 01:52:22 acbernstein1 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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