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Kenneth Frank Duffy


Assigned 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Lt Rex Brudos crew. 13 x combat missions. Credited 1 x fighter. Failed to Return (FTR) Laaland, Denmark in B-24 42-52423; Shot down 9-Apr-44, Prisoner of War (POW).

Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Rex Brudos

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat mission. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Joseph Stroup

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252423. Killed in Action (KIA).

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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...

  • 755th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-28678

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) - Aircraft was lost due to mechanical failure on 22-Mar-44 mission to bomb the BMW engine factory at Basdorf outside Berlin,Germany. Eight of the crew became POW's and one was killed because...

  • 41-29331 "Blondies' Folly"

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. 8 x combat mission. Failed to Return(FTR) Friedrichshafen, 16-Mar-44; On the return after having successfully bombed the target "Blondies' Folly" was attacked by fighters. The crew fought off a dozen fighters,...

  • 42-52382 WURF' LESS

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-52423

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-110059

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

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...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born Landing, NJ 8 July 1922

Son of Betty Duffy.

Enlisted Newark, NJ 5 June 1942

Newark, New Jersey

Based Horsham St Faith February 1944 – 9 April 1944

Assigned 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Laaland, Denmark 9 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Laaland, Denmark in B-24 42-52423; Shot down 9-Apr-44 . Prisoner of War (POW).

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 9 April 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.


Date Contributor Update
03 February 2021 19:25:34 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography and events
Removed # from A/C serial No. to aid clarity and consistency

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07 April 2020 19:42:33 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "#" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

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12 October 2019 16:50:05 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:52 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3837 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / self; MACR 3837 & Page 275 of the book LIBERATORS OVER EUROPE by Mackay, Bailey & Scorza, D790G458