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E J Pyle


Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Completed Tour Duty (ETD).

Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

Post war: Attended Arkansas Tech and graduated from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Retired from Kraft Foods in 1986 after more than 30 years, managing Kraft cheese plants in several states, including Missouri, North Carolina, Kentucky and Minnesota.



  • 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 Bruno, AR 72682, USA 24 August 1923

Son of C G (Gib) and Essie [Atkins] Pyle.

Enlisted 1942
Hospitalised February 1944

Hospitalised - Tonsillitus, discharged, RTD

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).

Discharged USAAF October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Davenport, FL, USA 10 January 2017
Buried Kansas City, Missouri February 2017

Laid to rest beside his wife Betty and daughters Linda and Deborah in Kansas City, Missouri.


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31 July 2021 04:00:48 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, biography and events
Sources,45002 - obit confirms no forenames just initials

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27 September 2014 18:07:52 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Page 380 in the book 2ND AIR DIVISIONby Turner Publishing Company, 1998 edition (D790.A2S45) &