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James W Evans


Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour Duty (ETD). Appointed Assistant Squadron Adjutant.

Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • George Bradley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber / Fighter pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Enlisted in the army in 1935 and his first duties were with a lighter-than-air squadron at Scott Field, IL. Later he was transferred to a Flying Fortress outfit at Langley Field, VA. Flew as a gunner in B-17’s. He then trained as a bombardier and...

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Units served with

  • 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


  • 41-29350 Spare Parts

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 41-29350 was lost on 18 July 18 1944 over France. The aircraft took a direct hit by flak in the bomb bay while leaving the target, severing the control cables and forcing the pilots to attempt to ditch in the Channel off the coast of France. Four...

  • 42-51095 'Shoo Shoo Baby'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ashersleben with Lt Armour crew; hit by flak, taking out #1 engine, radio, intercom and badly damaging the fuel system. A/C abandoned by crew and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 5 x EVD, 5 x POW...

  • 42-95096 'Bombs Away'

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-95116

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-95018 Old Doc's Yacht

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29276 Rotten Sock

    B-24 Liberator
    Crash landed 12 Jan 1945 and salvaged.

  • 42-95165 'Cookie'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 41-28735

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 753BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 41-28682

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 42-95108 'Envy of 'em all II'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed over 70 missions.

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Associated Place

  • 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...


Event Location Date
Based Horsham St Faith 7 June 1944 – 30 May 1945

Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

New role Horsham St Faith, Norwich NR10, UK 30 May 1945

Appointed Asst Sqdn Adjutant.


Date Contributor Update
03 April 2017 11:31:14 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2017 21:54:30 Al_Skiff Changes to awards

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:58 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / page 261 in the book SECOND AIR DIVISION, D790.A2S45, 1998 edition &