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Gene Porter Hamilton


Killed in A Dog’s Life in Old Catton, Norwich when the engine failed during a practice mission. All crew were killed.


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


  • 44-40281 A Dog's Life

    B-24 Liberator
    A Dog's Life crashed on 13th February 1945 during a training mission, with the loss of all onboard crew. The crash is one of two recorded on the memorial plaque in Church Street, Old Catton, Norwich.


Event Location Date
Born Contra, California 26 April 1924
Died Old Catton, Norfolk, UK 13 February 1945
Buried Lula, Oklahoma 74825, USA

Lula Cemetery
Pontotoc County
Oklahoma, USA


Date Contributor Update
08 April 2015 15:54:23 usxpat Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, events, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:37 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit Website & Page 276 of the book LIBERATORS OVER EUROPE by Mackay, Bailey & Scorza, D790G458 &