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Grant G Conant


Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Lt Rex Brudos. 30 x combat mission. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM, 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.

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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...

  • 41-28718 'Bo'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 27 missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Berlin. Attacked by Fw190's and dropped out of formation in spin with one engine knocked out. Landed in Rinkaby, Sweden. 11 x Interned (INT). 29-Apr-44. MACR 4451.

  • 41-29300 Lorelei

    B-24 Liberator
    Downed near Munich, Germany 11 July 1944

  • 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,...

  • 41-29342 Rough Riders

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-52382 WURF' LESS

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-95120 Hookem Cow/Betty/Stinky

    B-24 Liberator
    Previously named Betty and Stinky, the Hookem Cow crashed shortly after takeoff, with 5 crew killed, 2 wounded. These men were the last casualties of the 458th Bomb Group.

  • 41-28697 'Spotted Ass Ape'

    B-24 Liberator
    Had a troublesome career of seven missions with the 754th Squadron before being converted for assembly ship duties. Flew from May 44 until 9 Mar 45 when an undercarriage leg collapsed and crashed.

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 Connecticut, USA 1922

Son of Austin L and Marion Massenger [Grant] Conant.

Based Horsham St Faith February 1944 – July 1944

Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
12 October 2019 19:43:29 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations