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753rd Bomb Squadron



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  • 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...

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Based Horsham St Faith



  • Michael Agresta

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group

  • Charles Aillet

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group

  • Arthur Akin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Death Non Battle. Crashed on practice mission, was subbing for another Co-Pilot, plane name was 'Lady Jane', 42-95133.

  • George Akin

    Military | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group

  • Robert Allin

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-24 #41-29273 'Flak Magnet'. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • James Allison

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 458th Bomb Group

  • Sabino Alverado

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 458th Bomb Group

  • Richard Alvestad

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group

  • Luther Anderson

    Military | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group

  • Harold Armstrong

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group

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  • 41-29273 Flak Magnet

    B-24 Liberator
    MACR 4180: Spaven's A/C was hit by Flak at approximately 19:38 hours SW of Hamm, Germany. The #2 engine caught fire and the A/C fell out of formation. Four chutes were seen. A/C then was brought under control and Lt George N. Spaven Jr regained...

  • 41-29286

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29373 The Monster, Flak Magnet

    B-24 Liberator
    Originally assigned to 458th Bomb Group, 753rd Bomb Squadron named 'The Monster'; transferred to 467th Bomb Group, 788th Bomb Squadron around April 1944 and renamed 'Flak Magnet'

  • 42-100341

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100431

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-52306

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 #42-52306 was hit by Flak over Berlin on the 6 March 1944 to that objective. Attacked by fighters, it was shot down and crashed near Uelzen, East of Münster, Germany. Pilot Jesse L. McMains (KIA), Co-Pilot Casimir J. Kolezynski (wounded in action...

  • 42-52382 WURF' LESS

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-52392

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-95096 'Bombs Away'

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29276 Rotten Sock

    B-24 Liberator
    Crash landed 12 Jan 1945 and salvaged.

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Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 03:38:52 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations

my photo , Group patch Not with this squadron ......

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:50:31 rossingtonj Changes to type

Type added.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:51 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)