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Billy L Freeman


Shot down by flak and an ME210 on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944 in B-24H #41-28720. Killed in Action (KIA).



  • John Adamson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak and fighters on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944, B-24 #42-28720 and crashed near Finsterwalde. Killed in Action (KIA).

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


  • 41-28720

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Berlin, just short of IP hit by flak causing oil leak on #4 and turbo failure #2. Dropped out of formation, calling for fighter cover, Me210's attacked them knocking out the tail...


Event Location Date
Born Humphreys, Oklahoma, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 8 March 1944
Died 8 March 1944
Buried Oklahoma


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:40 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3345 / MACR 3345, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces & Page 275 of the book LIBERATORS OVER EUROPE by Mackay, Bailey & Scorza, D790G458 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database