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Melvin E Fields



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...

  • 753rd Bomb Squadron


  • 44-40277 'Miss Used'

    B-24 Liberator
    Aircraft flew 64 missions with 458th and was one of the 10 original AZON/Aphrodite project** control planes. Served as 'Mother Ship' to B-17F 41-24639 'Careful Virgin' on mission to bomb Mimoyecques, France. 4-8-44. ...

  • 44-40287 'Bachelor's Bedlam'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 753BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 68 x combat missions. 14-Mar-44 damaged by explosion of 44-40118. Repaired on base. RTZ Jun-45.

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


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources & / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia