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Louie J Ratto


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

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


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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
Born Alameda County, CA, USA 1924
Enlisted San Francisco, CA, USA 15 April 1943
Based Horsham St Faith 7 June 1944 – November 1944

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

End Tour Duty (ETD) England, UK November 1944

Completed Tour Duty (ETD).


Date Contributor Update
02 April 2017 17:13:08 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:05 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /