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Earl Edward Diehl


Assigned to 754BS,458BG, 8AF USAAF. Harold Dane crew member. ETD

Awards: AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).



  • Harold Dane

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars). Post War: Served in USAF in the Korean conflict.

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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


  • 42-110070 - Lady Luck - Elmer

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24J, 42-110070, was assigned to the 754th Bomb Squadron, the 458th Bomb Group, in the 8th Air Force, USAAF. The airplane crashed or was force landed on the European Continent. 10 Jan 45. Salvaged 13 Mar 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
Born Hartford City, WV 2 January 1922

Son of James Andrew and Lena [Gibbs] Diehl.

Enlisted Huntington, WV 14 November 1942

Huntington, West Virginia

Based Horsham St Faith 1944 – 1944

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

Discharged USAAF 1 July 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Charleston, WV 10 May 2008
Buried Sunset Memorial Park South Charleston, Kanawha County, WV 13 May 2008

Sunset Memorial Park
South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia


Date Contributor Update
09 February 2022 15:22:40 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:56 AAM AAM ingest

(Dane crew in 754th BS) / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia