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458th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

Aircraft:B-24
Group Emblem:
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Wing:96th Combat Bombardment Wing
Division:2nd Bombardment Division
Airfield(s)
Squadrons:752nd Bombardment Squadron
753rd Bombardment Squadron
754th Bombardment Squadron
755th Bombardment Squadron
Tail Marking:
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Details:Prepared for combat with B-24's. Moved to England, Jan-Feb 1944, and assigned to Eighth AF.

Flew diversionary missions on 24 and 25 Feb 1944 to draw enemy fighters from German targets being attacked by other AAF bombers. Began bombardment on 2 Mar 1944, and afterward operated primarily against strategic objectives in Germany. Hit such targets as the industrial area of Saarbrucken, oil refineries at Hamburg, an airfield at Brunswick, aircraft factories at Oschersleben, a fuel depot at Dulmen, a canal at Minden, aircraft works at Brandenburg, marshalling yards at Hamm, and an aircraft engine plant at Magdeburg. Carried out some interdictory and support operations in addition to the strategic missions.

Helped to prepare for the invasion of Normandy by striking gun batteries, V-weapon sites, and airfields in France; hit coastal defenses in support of the assault on 6 Jun 1944; afterward, bombed bridges and highways to prevent the movement of enemy materiel to the beachhead. Attacked enemy troops to aid the Allied breakthrough at St Lo in Jul. Ceased bombardment during Sep 1944 to haul gasoline to airfields in France. Struck transportation lines during the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945. Attacked enemy airfields to assist the Allied assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945.

Flew last combat mission on 25 Apr 1945. Returned to the US, Jun-Jul 1945. Redesignated 458th Bombardment Group (Very Heavy) in Aug 1945. Trained with B-29's. Inactivated on 17 Oct 1945.

    Commanders:
  • Lt Col Robert F Hardy, 28 Jul 1943
  • Col James H Isbell, 16 Dec 1943;

Air Force Combat Units of World War II, Maurer, Maurer: USAF, 1986

Accident Reports:Number of Non-Combat-Related Accident reports for this group: 55

Missions

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#DATENAMETARGETSA/C LOST
1March 02, 19448AF 244Frankfurt, Germany marshaling yards
2March 03, 19448AF 246Wilhelmshaven, Germany port area1
3March 05, 19448AF 248Airfields in France
4March 06, 19448AF 250Berlin industrial areas
5March 08, 19448AF 252Berlin industrial areas1
6March 09, 19448AF 253Berlin industrial areas
7March 15, 19448AF 259Brunswick industrial area
8March 16, 19448AF 262Augsburg, Germany and T/Os1
9March 18, 19448AF 264Aviation targets in Germany
10March 21, 19448AF 270Watten V-weapon site
11March 22, 19448AF 273Berlin aviation industry areas1
12March 23, 19448AF 275Brunswick aviation targets1
13March 24, 19448AF 277German industrial area and French airfields
14March 26, 19448AF 280Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
15March 27, 19448AF 282Airfields in SW France
16April 05, 19448AF 288St. Pol / Siracourt V-weapons sites
17April 08, 19448AF 291Aviation targets in Germany1
18April 09, 19448AF 293Aviation targets in Germany4
19April 10, 19448AF 295Airfields in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany
20April 11, 19448AF 298Aviation targets in Germany
21April 12, 19448AF 300Schweinfurt industrial area
22April 13, 19448AF 301Schweinfurt industrial area
23April 18, 19448AF 306Aviation targets in Germany1
24April 19, 19448AF 308Aviation targets in Germany
25April 20, 19448AF 309V-weapon sites in France
26April 22, 19448AF 311Hamm, Germany marshaling yards1
27April 24, 19448AF 315Aviation targets in Germany
28April 25, 19448AF 317Marshaling yards in Germany and airfields in France1
29April 26, 19448AF 319Brunswick industrial area and Cologne
30April 27, 19448AF 323Marshaling yards and airfields in France
31April 27, 19448AF 322Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
32April 29, 19448AF 327Berlin city area1
33May 01, 19448AF 333Marshaling yards in France
34May 04, 19448AF 338Bergen / Alkmaar airfield
35May 07, 19448AF 342Berlin targets of opportunity, Munster and Osnabruck industrial areas
36May 08, 19448AF 344Targets in Germany
37May 09, 19448AF 347Marshaling yards and airfields in France, Belgium and Luxembourg
38May 11, 19448AF 350Marshaling yards and airfields in France1
39May 12, 19448AF 353German oil industry targets
40May 13, 19448AF 355Oil production facilities in Germany and Czechoslovakia
41May 19, 19448AF 358Targets in Germany: Factories and Wilhelm-Strasse Railroad Station
42May 20, 19448AF 359Airfields in France
43May 21, 19448AF 360V-weapon sites in France
44May 23, 19448AF 364Airfields and rail targets in France
45May 24, 19448AF 367Airfields in France and Financial District, Admiralty, War Offices in Berlin area
46May 25, 19448AF 370Airfields, rail targets and coastal batteries in France
47May 27, 19448AF 373Rail targets in Germany and France2
48May 28, 19448AF 376Oil production facilities in Germany
49May 29, 19448AF 379Aviation and oil targets in Germany
50May 30, 19448AF 380Industry in Germany, rail targets in France and Belgium
51May 31, 19448AF 382Aviation and rail targets in Germany; rail targets in France and Belgium
52June 02, 19448AF 384, 385V-weapons sites, airfields and rail targets in France
53June 04, 19448AF 391Rail bridges and airfields in Paris area
54June 05, 19448AF 392Le Havre, Caen, Boulogne, Cherbourg coastal defenses
55June 06, 19448AF 394Coastal targets in invasion area
56June 07, 19448AF 397, 398Tactical targets in NW France
57June 08, 19448AF 400Rail targets and airfields in France
58June 10, 19448AF 403Tactical targets in France, airfields and chokepoints
59June 11, 19448AF 405Airfields and rail targets in Paris, Brittany and Loire valley
60June 12, 19448AF 407Airfields and bridges in France
61June 13, 19448AF 410Airfields in France
62June 14, 19448AF 412Airfields in France and the low countries; supply sites in France
63June 17, 19448AF 419Airfields in France1
64June 17, 19448AF 418Airfields in France
65June 18, 19448AF 421Oil targets in Germany1
66June 19, 19448AF 424Pas-de-Calais V-Weapons sites
67June 20, 19448AF 425Oil and industrial targets in Germany, V-weapons sites in France
68June 21, 19448AF 428Oil production facilities in Germany; first Shuttle mission to USSR (Operation FRANTIC)
69June 22, 19448AF 432Industry and airfields in NW France
70June 23, 19448AF 435 and 436Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites; rail and airfield targets in NW France
71June 24, 19448AF 439Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites; rail and airfield targets in NW France
72June 24, 19448AF 438Oil production facilities in Germany, bridges and airfields in France
73June 25, 19448AF 441, 442Airfields and electric power installtions in France
74June 28, 1944VIII 445Airfields, supply dumps, bridges in Paris area; Saarbrucken rail targets
75June 29, 19448AF 447Strategic targets in Leipzig area2
76July 02, 19448AF 450Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
77July 05, 19448AF 453Airfields in Holland and Belgium; Noball and rail targets in France
78July 07, 19448AF 458Oil, bearing and aircraft plants in Germany1
79July 11, 19448AF 466Munich and southern Germany2
80July 12, 19448AF 469Munich and southern Germany2
81July 13, 19448AF 471Munich and southern Germany
82July 16, 19448AF 476Munich area
83July 18, 19448AF 481Tactical targets in France; Kiel oil targets; Peenemunde area
84July 20, 19448AF 484Oil and industrial targets in W Germany1
85July 21, 19448AF 486Aircraft industry, airfields and ball-bearing plants in SW Germany
86July 24, 19448AF 492Tactical support for Operation COBRA
87July 25, 19448AF 494Tactical support for Operation COBRA
88July 31, 19448AF 507Targets in Germany and airfields in France1
89August 01, 19448AF 508Airfields, bridges, tactical targets in France
90August 02, 19448AF 510, 511Tactical targets in France
91August 04, 19448AF 516GH attack V-weapon sites and coastal batteries
92August 04, 19448AF 514Oil refineries, aircraft factories
93August 05, 19448AF 519, 520, 521Strategic targets in Germany, V-weapons site, GH test1
94August 06, 19448AF 524Refineries and factories in Germany; Noball targets in France1
95August 07, 19448AF 527, 528Fuel dumps, bridges in France; GH test
96August 08, 19448AF 530, 8AF 531Airfields and Noball targets in France
97August 09, 19448AF 533, 8AF 535Aviation and tank industry and airfields in SE Germany; Micro H test1
98August 11, 19448AF 541, 542, 543Rail, fuel, troops in Brest peninsula
99August 12, 19448AF 545Metz and airfields in central and eastern France
100August 13, 19448AF 548, 549, 550Support of Ground troops near Le Havre; transportation around Paris
101August 14, 19448AF 552Airfield, rail in France; aviation and oil plants in Germany
102August 15, 19448AF 554Airfields in Germany and the Low Countries
103August 16, 19448AF 556Oil refineries and aircraft plants in Germany
104August 18, 19448AF 561, 562Bridges, Airfields, Fuel Dumps and an Aircraft Engine Factory in France and Belgium
105August 24, 19448AF 568Strategic targets in Germany
106August 25, 19448AF 570Aircraft component plants1
107August 26, 19448AF 575, 576, 577, 578, 575: Brest gun batteries; 576: oil, fuel, chemicals; 577: bridge; 578: TV bombs
108September 05, 19448AF 605, 8AF 606605: Aviation and oil industry in SE Germany. 606: enemy positions nr. Brest
109September 09, 19448AF 613, 8AF 614613: container drop to French Resistance in Southern France; 614: targets in western Germany1
110September 10, 19448AF 619, 8AF 620Targets in Stuttgart area
111September 11, 19448AF 623Attacks on synthetic oil plants and refinery1
112September 12, 1944Other OperationsPhoto recon; Weather; Scouting; ASR; Radio Relays; Supply
113September 18, 1944Other OperationsPhoto recon; Weather; Scouting; Radio Relays; Supply
114September 23, 1944Other OperationsPhoto Recon, Weather, ASR, Radio Relay1
115September 24, 1944Other OperationsPhoto Recon, Weather, Supply1
116September 26, 1944Other OperationsPhoto Recon, Weather, ASR, Radio Relay, Supply
117September 27, 1944Other OperationsPhoto Recon, Weather, ASR, Radio Relay, Supply
118September 28, 1944Other OperationsPhoto Recon, Weather, ASR, Radio Relay, Supply
119September 29, 1944Other OperationsPhoto Recon, Weather, Supply
120September 30, 1944Other OperationsPhoto Recon, Weather, ASR, Radio Relay, Supply
121October 02, 19448AF 658; 8AF 659Industrial targets in Cologne and Kassel; Hamm marshaling yard
122October 03, 19448AF 662Airfields and industrial targets in Germany
123October 05, 19448AF 665Industry, airfields and railways in Germany
124October 06, 19448AF 667Industry in northern Germany
125October 07, 19448AF 669Oil installations and vehicle plants
126October 09, 19448AF 670Industrial targets in south and central Germany
127October 12, 19448AF 674Airfield and marshalling yard
128October 14, 19448AF 676, 8AF 677Rail targets in Germany1
129October 15, 19448AF 678Industrial, oil and rail targets in Cologne, Germany area
130October 17, 19448AF 681Targets in Cologne area
131October 19, 19448AF 683Industrial targets in Mannheim and Mainz
132October 22, 19448AF 685Targets in western Germany
133October 26, 19448AF 689Industry and comm targets in western Germany
134October 30, 19448AF 693Oil industry in Germany1
135November 01, 19448AF 696Oil installations and a rail bridge
136November 04, 19448AF 700Oil installations in western Germany
137November 05, 19448AF 702Marshalling yards in western Germany
138November 06, 19448AF 704Oil installations in western Germany
139November 08, 19448AF 705Oil and rail targets in Germany
140November 09, 19448AF 707Tactical targets in Metz and Thionville areas
141November 10, 19448AF 709Airfield in western Germany
142November 16, 19448AF 715Tactical targets near Aachen
143November 21, 19448AF 720Oil industry in Germany
144November 25, 19448AF 723Synthetic oil installation at Merseburg and Bingen rail yard
145November 26, 19448AF 725Rail and oil installation in western Germany
146November 30, 19448AF 731Rail and oil targets Germany
147December 04, 19448AF 736Rail targets in Germany
148December 06, 19448AF 741Oil and rail targets in Germany
149December 10, 19448AF 745Rail targets in Germany
150December 11, 19448AF 746Rail targets and bridge in western Germany
151December 12, 19448AF 748Oil and rail targets in Germany
152December 24, 19448AF 759, 760Airfields and communications center in Gemany (760) and French U-boat coastal batteries (759)1
153December 25, 19448AF 761Communication and rail targets west of the Rhine
154December 28, 19448AF 766Rail and road bridges in western Germany
155December 30, 19448AF 770Rail and communications targets in western Germany
156December 31, 19448AF 772Strategic targets and comm centers along German supply lines
157January 01, 19458AF 774Oil and rail targets in western Germany
158January 02, 19458AF 776Communications and tactical targets in western Germany
159January 03, 19458AF 778Rail and communications targets in western Germany
160January 07, 19458AF 785Comm centers, rail targets, bridges and oil depots in western Germany
161January 08, 19458AF 787Comm centers, rail targets, bridges in western Germany
162January 10, 19458AF 789Airfields, rail targets and bridges in Germany
163January 13, 19458AF 791Marshalling yards and Rhine rail bridges
164January 14, 19458AF 792Oil facilities in central Germany and highway bridges at Cologne
165January 16, 19458AF 796Oil and industrial targets in Germany
166January 17, 19458AF 798Oil refineries at Hamburg and Harburg1
167January 21, 19458AF 803Industry and rail targets in central Germany
168January 28, 19458AF 809Marshalling yards, bridges and benzol plant at Dortmund
169January 29, 19458AF 811Industrial plants at Kassel and rail targets in central Germany
170January 31, 19458AF 813Aborted due to weather
171February 03, 19458AF 817Major attack on Berlin and Madgeburg oil industry
172February 06, 19458AF 821Oil targets in Germany
173February 09, 19458AF 824Oil targets in Germany
174February 11, 19458AF 827Dulmen oil depot
175February 14, 19458AF 830Oil and rail targets in Germany
176February 15, 19458AF 832Oil plants at Magdeburg and rail targets in Germany
177February 16, 19458AF 833Oil plants and marshaling yards in central Gemany
178February 19, 19458AF 835Oil, industry and rail targets
179February 21, 19458AF 839Rail targets in Nuremburg
180February 22, 19458AF 841Operation Clarion: major attack on German rail and road targets2
181February 23, 19458AF 843Second day of Clarion mission
182February 24, 19458AF 845Oil refineries and rail targets
183February 25, 19458AF 847Tank factories; jet airfields; oil depots
184February 26, 19458AF 849Attacks on targets in Berlin
185February 27, 19458AF 851Road and rail targets in Halle and Leipzig
186February 28, 19458AF 854Rail targets in Germany
187March 01, 19458AF 857Marshalling yards in central and southern Germany
188March 02, 19458AF 859Synthetic oil plants and tank works
189March 03, 19458AF 861Oil refineries in Germany
190March 04, 19458AF 863Jet airfields and industrial targets
191March 05, 19458AF 865Synthetic oil plants
192March 07, 19458AF 869Oil and communication targets
193March 08, 19458AF 872Synthetic oil plants and rail targets
194March 09, 19458AF 875Rail marshaling yards and industrial sites
195March 10, 19458AF 877Rail targets
196March 12, 19458AF 883Marshalling yards
197March 14, 19458AF 886Rail, oil and industrial targets
198March 15, 19458AF 889German Army HQ and rail targets
199March 17, 19458AF 892Oil, industrial and rail targets
200March 18, 19458AF 894Rail and tank plants in Berlin area
201March 19, 19458AF 896Industry, rail and airfield targets in Germany
202March 20, 19458AF 898Hamburg area targets
203March 21, 19458AF 901, 902, 903, 904Jet fighter bases
204March 22, 19458AF 906Attacks on barracks, camps and airfields
205March 23, 19458AF 908Rail targets in west and central Germany
206March 24, 19458AF 911Operations in support of Operation VARSITY - crossing of the Rhine
207March 25, 19458AF 913Oil plants
208March 30, 19458AF 918Uboat construction and operation targets
209March 30, 19458AF 918Uboat construction and operation targets
210March 31, 19458AF 920Synthetic oil plants, munition and vehicles factories
211April 04, 19458AF 926Airfields in Germany
212April 05, 19458AF 928Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
213April 06, 19458AF 930Leipzig area
214April 07, 19458AF 931Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
215April 08, 19458AF 932Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
216April 09, 19458AF 935Oil depot, ammunition plant and jet airfields1
217April 10, 19458AF 938Jet airfields and army base near Berlin
218April 11, 19458AF 941Airfields, munitions and rail targets
219April 14, 19458AF 948Bordeaux strong points and batteries
220April 15, 19458AF 951Bordeaux and Royan strong points and batteries
221April 16, 19458AF 954, 8AF 955Rail and communication centers
222April 18, 19458AF 959Rail targets in Germany
223April 19, 19458AF 961Rail targets in Germany
224April 20, 19458AF 962Rail targets in Berlin and Czechoslovakia
225April 25, 19458AF 968Airfields and rail targets in Czechoslovakia and southeast Germany
TOTAL AIRCRAFT LOST:43

Non-Combat Related Accidents

#DATEREPORT
11944-02-10Aircraft: B-24J (#42-100431).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Claggett, Ellwood T.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
21944-02-17Aircraft: B-24J (#42-100341).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: .
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
31944-03-02Aircraft: B-24H (#41-28669).
Organization: 752BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Gorrell, Kenneth M.
Notes: killed in crashed on take off.
Location: Norwich England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
41944-03-08Aircraft: B-24H (#41-28729).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Spaven, George N.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Neaton/Sta 505 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
51944-03-11Aircraft: B-24J (#42-100341).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Lamb, Robert E.
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
61944-04-19Aircraft: B-24H (#42-110059).
Organization: 755BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Slaton, Howard W.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
71944-04-29Aircraft: B-24H (#41-29302).
Organization: 752BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Schaaf, Millard P.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
81944-05-08Aircraft: B-24H (#42-52404).
Organization: 754BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Kingsley, Paul P.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
91944-05-24Aircraft: B-24J (#42-110172).
Organization: 754BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Barton, Kenneth C.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Eye/nr Sta 134 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
101944-05-27Aircraft: B-24H (#42-95120).
Organization: 754BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Call, Lyman W.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
111944-05-27Aircraft: B-24D (#42-40127).
Organization: 754BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: .
Notes: ground accident,destroyed by fire.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
121944-05-27Aircraft: B-24H (#42-95183).
Organization: 755BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Martin, Lester C.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Cromer/ 5mi N England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
131944-05-27Aircraft: B-24H (#42-95159).
Organization: 755BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Lobo, Howard J.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Cromer/ 5mi N England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
141944-05-30Aircraft: B-24J (#44-241*).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: McCarthy, William P.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
151944-06-04Aircraft: B-24H (#42-50320).
Organization: 755BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Vogel, Curt M.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
161944-07-08Aircraft: B-24H (#41-28721).
Organization: 752BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Rew, Russell E.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
171944-07-15Aircraft: B-24H (#41-29303).
Organization: 752BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Sullivan, Edward S.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
181944-08-09Aircraft: B-24H (#42-95163).
Organization: 754BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Hess, Glenn A.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
191944-08-16Aircraft: B-24H (#41-28721).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Tooman, Wilfred F.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Troston, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
201944-09-20Aircraft: B-24H (#42-7516).
Organization: 755BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Humke, Herbert H.
Notes: killed in crashed on take off.
Location: Horsham St Faith/ 1/4mi S England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
211944-09-22Aircraft: B-24H (#42-94952).
Organization: 755BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Wagner, Kermitt A.
Notes: landing accident due to mechanical fail.
Location: Clastres/A-71 France.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
221944-09-30Aircraft: B-24 (#41-29452).
Organization: 754BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Swartz, William E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Watton, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
231944-10-02Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40288).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Akin, Arthur C Jr.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
241944-11-04Aircraft: B-24J (#42-110141).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Kenyon, Arthur F.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
251944-11-04Aircraft: B-24H (#41-28709W).
Organization: 755BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Dane, Harold B.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
261944-11-11Aircraft: B-24J (#44-10275*).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Beckstrom, Ronald S.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
271944-11-12Aircraft: B-24J (#44-273).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 2
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
281944-11-12Aircraft: B-24J (#44-285).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Cloud, Keith W.
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage):
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
291944-11-22Aircraft: B-24H (#42-100425).
Organization: 752BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Szarko, Joseph E.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
301944-11-24Aircraft: B-24H (#42-45133*).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Dooley, Ralph J.
Notes: killed in a crash due to weather.
Location: Barker St Depot, Norwich England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
311944-12-18Aircraft: B-24H (#42-52455).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 2
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
321944-12-29Aircraft: B-24H (#42-51179).
Organization: 754BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Rhoades, Frank L.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 2
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
331945-02-06Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40475).
Organization: 752BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Spratt, William C.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
341945-02-13Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40281).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Shannon, Lawrence R.
Notes: killed in crashed on take off.
Location: Old Catton/1mi SE Sta 123 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
351945-02-13Aircraft: P-51B (#42-106844).
Organization: 755BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Rendle, Irvine A.
Notes: bailed out-engine failure.
Location: School Rd, Drayton England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
361945-02-23Aircraft: B-24H (#42-50449).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Bechtel, Russell J.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Hunts Farm, Skeyton England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
371945-02-23Aircraft: B-24H (#41-29596).
Organization: 754BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Hunt, Daniel F Jr.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Lodge Farm, Felingham England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
381945-03-02Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40134).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: McCoy, William R Jr.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
391945-03-09Aircraft: B-24H (#41-28697W).
Organization: 754BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Chenney, William B Jr.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
401945-03-14Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40287).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
411945-03-14Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40273).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
421945-03-14Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40285).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
431945-03-14Aircraft: B-24J (#44-10602).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
441945-03-14Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40113).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
451945-03-14Aircraft: B-24J (#44-50555).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: [ground crew].
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
461945-03-14Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40118).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
471945-03-14Aircraft: B-24J (#42-110141).
Organization: / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
481945-03-14Aircraft: B-24J (#42-40277).
Organization: / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
491945-03-17Aircraft: B-24J (#42-110163).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Warrell, Howard T.
Notes: friendly fire [shoot down].
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
501945-03-29Aircraft: B-24J (#42-100408).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Cardner, James (NMI).
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
511945-04-14Aircraft: B-24J (#42-100425).
Organization: 752BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Gibson, Rex M.
Notes: killed in crashed on take off.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
521945-04-14Aircraft: B-24H (#42-95120).
Organization: 754BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Totten, David R.
Notes: killed in crashed on take off.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
531945-04-18Aircraft: B-24H (#41-29567).
Organization: 752BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Hendrickson, Glenn E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
541945-05-02Aircraft: B-24J (#42-51939).
Organization: 755BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Dye, L A Jr.
Notes: bailed out due to weather.
Location: Oxford/ 12mi WNW England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
551945-05-06Aircraft: B-24H (#42-95216).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Montgomery, Donald A.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

Aircraft

  • These are aircraft that were in this group at one time
  • List is in serial number order
  • Aircraft may be listed more than once if there are notes from multiple sources.
MODELSERIAL #A/C NAMEGROUPSQUADRONAC CODEMACR REPORT #
Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-5-DT Liberator41-28667Jayhawker458BG 752BS3835
28667 (458th BG, 752nd BS, *Jayhawker*) interned in Sweden Apr 8, 1944. MACR 3835.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-10-DT Liberator41-28678n/a458BG 755BS3555
28678 (458th BG, 755th BS) lost Mar 22, 1944. MACR 3555
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-10-DT Liberator41-28697n/a458BG n/a
28697 after combat career ended, became formation assembly ship for 458th BG, replacing 42-40127. Crashed Mar 1945 and replacec by 42-100366.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-10-DT Liberator41-28718Bo458BG 752BS4451
28718 (458th BG, 752nd BS, *Bo*) attacked by Fw 190 during mission to Berlin and landed at Rinkaby, Sweden Apr 29, 1944. MACR 4451. Reportedly returned Jul 12, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-10-DT Liberator41-28720n/a458BG 755BS3345
28720 (458th BG, 755th BS) lost Mar 8, 1944, Germany. MACR 3345
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-10-DT Liberator41-28733Rhapsody in Junk458BG 753BS5908
28733 (458th BG, 753rd BS, *Rhapsody in Junk*) hit by flak over Kiel, Germany Jun 18, 1944. Crew bailed out, 1 KIA, 9 POW. Plane crashed near Blick, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. MACR 5908
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-10-DT Liberator41-28738Meat Around the Corner458BG 754BS4801
28738 (458th BG, 754th BS, *Meat Around the Corner*) crashed in Switzerland May 11, 1944. MACR 4801
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-20-DT Liberator41-28942n/a458BG 752BS7890
28942 (458th BG, 752nd BS) lost Aug 9, 1944, Germany. MACR 7890
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-20-DT Liberator41-28963n/a458BG 752BS11730
28963 (458th BG, 752nd BS) interned in Sweden Jan 17, 1945. MACR 11730
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-10-CF Liberator41-29273Flak Magnet458BG 753BS4180
29273 (458th BG, 753rd BS, *Flak Magnet*) shot down by Fw 190A-7 Apr 22, 1944 near Hoetmar, Germany. MACR 4180. Credited to Maj Heinz Bar of JG-1, this being his 200th kill.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-10-CF Liberator41-29277Dear Mom458BG 752BS
29277 (458th BG, 752nd BS, *Dear Mom*) landed in Spanish Morocco Feb 7, 1944
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-10-CF Liberator41-29286n/a458BG 753BS3346
29286 (458th BG, 753rd BS) shot down by flak Mar 6, 1944. Aircraft crashed near Tubberge, Holland. Six survived, four killed. MACR 3346
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-10-CF Liberator41-29288Big Time Operator458BG 755BS
29288 (458th BG, 755th BS, *Big Time Operator*)
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-10-CF Liberator41-29295Bomb Totin' Mama458BG 754BS3836
29295 (458th BG, 754th BS, *Bomb Totin' Mama*) lost Apr 9, 1944. MACR 3836
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-10-CF Liberator41-29298n/a458BG 755BS3347
29298 (458th BG, 755th BS) lost Mar 3, 1944. 10 MIA. MACR 3347
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-10-CF Liberator41-29299n/a458BG 754BS3348
29299 (458th BG, 754th BS) crashed into Zuider Zee near Nijkerk, Holland Mar 6, 1944. MACR 3348 All crew survived, taken prisoner. Parts recovered 1983;Nijkerk
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-10-CF Liberator41-29300n/a458BG 755BS6927
29300 (458th BG, 755th BS) downed Jul 11, 1944 near Munich, Germany. All aboard KIA. MACR 6927
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-10-CF Liberator41-29302n/a458BG n/a
29302 (458th BG) crashed on landing Apr 29, 1944
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-10-CF Liberator41-29305I'll Be Back*, laer *Hypochond458BG 755BS
29305 (458th BG, 755th BS, *I'll Be Back*, laer *Hypochondriac*)
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-10-CF Liberator41-29329n/a458BG 752BS3556
29329 (458th BG, 752nd BS) lost Mar 23, 1944. MACR 3556.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-10-CF Liberator41-29331Blondie's Folly458BG 755BS3490
29331 (458th BG, 755th BS, *Blondie's Folly*) damaged by German fighters and ditched in English Channel Mar 16, 1944. MACR 3490. 8 KIA.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-15-CF Liberator41-29342n/a458BG 755BS8610
29342 (458th BG, 755th BS) went down Sep 9, 1944 near Trier, Germany due to two runaway engines. All crew parachuted to safety. MACR 8610.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-15-CF Liberator41-29359Tailwind458BG 755BS8675
29359 (458th BG, 755th BS, *Tailwind*) lost Aug 5, 1944. MACR 8675
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

B-24H-15-CF (CAM)41-29567My Bunnie*), *Bambi458BG n/a
29567 (458th BG, *My Bunnie*), *Bambi* with 34th BG
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-15-CF Liberator41-29596n/a458BG n/a
29596 (458th BG) collided with 42-50449 during assembly Mar 23, 1945. Aircraft crashed at Lodge Farm, Felmingham, Norfolk, UK. 5 killed, 5 survived.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-95-CO Liberator42-100341n/a458BG 753BS6929
100341 (458th BG, 753rd BS) lost Jul 11, 1944. MACR 6929.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-95-CO Liberator42-100362n/a458BG 754BS7227
100362 (458th BG, 754th BS) lost Jul 7, 1944. MACR 7227.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-95-CO Liberator42-100365n/a458BG 755BS6930
100365 (458th BG, 755th BS) shot down near Harveng, Belgium Jul 12, 1944. MACR 6930.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-95-CO Liberator42-100366n/a458BG 754BS
100366 (458th BG, 754th BS) to RFC at Albuquerque, NM Sep 24, 1945. After combat career ended, became formation assembly ship for 458th BG, replacing 41-28697 which crashed Mar 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-100-CO Liberator42-100408Beastface458BG 753BS
100408 (458th BG, 753rd BS, *Beastface*)
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-100-CO Liberator42-100425The Bird458BG 752BS
100425 (458th BG, 752nd BS, *The Bird*) crashed on takeoff from Horsham St Faith, England on mission to Point de Grave, France Apr 14, 1945. Hit a tree and a telegraph pole on farmlandin Spixworth after failing to gain altitude. 6 killed, 1 survived.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-100-CO Liberator42-100431n/a458BG 753BS10166
100431 (458th BG, 753rd BS) lost over Germany Oct 30, 1944. MACR 10166
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-100-CO Liberator42-100433n/a458BG 755BS7891
100433 (458th BG, 755th BS) lost Aug 6, 1944. MACR 7891
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-105-CO Liberator42-109812n/a458BG 752BS11121
109812 (458th BG, 752nd BS) lost Dec 24, 1944. MACR 11121
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-130-CO Liberator42-110070n/a458BG n/a
110070 (458th BG) salvaged Jan 10, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-140-CO Liberator42-110172n/a458BG 754BS
110172 (458th BG, 754th BS) collided with B-17 when the 351st BG passed through the 458th BG formation at right angles May 23, 1944. All onboard killed.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

B-24H-20-CF Liberator42-50279ENVY OF EM ALL458BG 754BS8848
Originally with 458th BG, 754th BS. Transferred May 1944 to 492nd BG, 858th BS. Reassigned to 859th BS Jun 19, 1944. Transferred Aug 10, 1944 to 392 BG, 579 BS. Shot down by AAA Sept 13, 1944 over Bingen, Germany. 6 crew KIA, 4 POW.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-20-CF Liberator42-50314n/a458BG 752BS8928
50314 (458th BG, 752nd BS) lost Sep 11, 1944. MACR 8928
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-5-FO Liberator42-50864n/a458BG 755BS9487
50864 (458th BG, 755th BS) lost Oct 14, 1944, Kell am See. MACR 9487
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-5-FO Liberator42-50954n/a458BG 755BS
50954 (458th BG, 755th BS) crashed near Andryes Jan 16, 1945. 2 KIA when chutes failed to open.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-20-DT Liberator42-51095n/a458BG 754BS7092
51095 (458th BG, 754th BS) lost Jun 29, 1944. MACR 7092
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-25-DT Liberator42-51110n/a458BG n/a7085
51110 (458th BG) hit by AAA Jun 29, 1944 and set on fire. Order to bail out was given, but fire was extinguished. Nevertheless, two crewmen bailed out due to failure of intercom. One crewman was made POW, the other was killed. Aircraft returned safely, but MACR 7085 was nevertheless issued.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-30-DT Liberator42-51215n/a458BG n/a
51215 (458th BG) shot down by AAA over Hildeshiem, Germany Feb 22, 1945. All 10 crew KIA.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-5-FO Liberator42-51561n/a458BG 752BS
51561 (458th BG, 752nd BS) hit by flak during mission to Dortmund and made crashlanding near Malmedy, Belgium Jan 28, 1945. All crew safe.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-15-FO Liberator42-52306n/a458BG n/a
52306 (458th BG) shot down by fighter Mar 6, 1944. Crashed near Army munitions factory at
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-15-FO Liberator42-52335Admirable Little Character458BG 754BS4342
52335 (458th BG, 754th BS, *Admirable Little Character*) lost Apr 25, 1944, France. MACR 4342.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-15-FO Liberator42-52348n/a458BG 752BS9574
52348 (458th BG, 752nd BS) lost Sep 24, 1944. MACR 9574.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-15-FO Liberator42-52353n/a458BG 754BS
52353 (458th BG, 754th BS) shot down Apr 22, 1944 by intruders over Norwich, England while returning from bombing raid. 6 killed, 4 survived.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-15-FO Liberator42-52382n/a458BG 753BS4059
52382 (458th BG, 753rd BS) lost Apr 18, 1944, Germany. MACR 4059
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-15-FO Liberator42-52392Wabbit Twacks458BG 753BS3786
52392 (458th BG, 753rd BS, *Wabbit Twacks*) lost Apr 8, 1944, Germany. MACR 3786
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-15-FO Liberator42-52404Belle of Boston458BG 754BS
52404 (458th BG, 754th BS, *Belle of Boston*) crashed on takeoff May 8, 1944 Horsham St Faith, UK May 8, 1944
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-15-FO Liberator42-52423n/a458BG 755BS3837
52423 (458th BG, 755th BS) attacked by German fighters over Baltic Sea and crashed in village of Venslev, East of Skaelskov, Zealand, Denmark Apr 9, 1944. MACR 3837
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-15-FO Liberator42-52432Bachelor's Paradise458BG 755BS3838
52432 (*Bachelor's Paradise*, 458th BG, 755th BS) shot down Apr 9, 1944 over Sandved, Denmark. Four crewmembers lost. MACR 3838
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-15-FO Liberator42-52441Last Card Louie458BG n/a
52441 (458th BG, *Last Card Louie*)
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-15-FO Liberator42-52450n/a458BG 754BS3350
52450 (458th BG, 754th BS) damaged by flak over Berlin Mar 6, 1944. Crashed at PurMerend, Holland. MACR 3350. 3 killed (one refused to jump, and two remained behind to try and convince him to do so), 9 taken POW. Ball turret gunner Sgt. Krueger evaded capture for 14 months. Luftwaffe pilot Oblt Georg Kiefner of I/JG-26 credited with the victory even though the loss was due to AAA. Parts recovered 1979;Purmerend
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Ford B-24H-15-FO Liberator42-52457Final Approach458BG 752BS13911
52457 (458th BG, 752nd BS, *Final Approach*) shot down over Lechfeld, Germany Apr 9, 1945. 1 KIA, 8 POW. MACR 13911
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Ford B-24H-15-FO Liberator42-52515n/a458BG 754BS3351
52515 (458th BG, 754th BS) shot down by flak over Berlin Mar 6, 1944. MACR 3351 8 killed, two bailed out and taken prisoner.
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Consolidated B-24H-10-CF Liberator42-64499n/a458BG n/a4749
64499 (458th BG) lost May 5, 1944, Rumania. MACR 4749
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Ford B-24H-20-FO Liberator42-94946The Cat's Ass458BG 752BS5388
94946 (458th BG, 752nd BS, *The Cat's Ass*) interned in Switzerland May 27, 1944. MACR 5388. Returned Oct 8, 1945
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Ford B-24H-20-FO Liberator42-95008n/a458BG 755BS7086
95008 (458th BG, 755th BS) lost Jun 29, 1944. MACR 7086
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Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95050Gas House Mouse458BG 752BS
95050 (458th BG, 752nd BS, *Gas House Mouse*) in forced landing at Manston, Kent Dec 11, 1944 and declared damaged beyond repair
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Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95096Bombs Away458BG 753BS6928
95096 (458th BG, 753rd BS, *Bombs Away*) interned in Switzerland Jul 12, 1944. MACR 6928. Returned Oct 1, 1945.
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Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95116Junior458BG 754BS7830
95116 (458th BG, 754th BS, *Junior*) shot down Jul 31, 1944, Germany. MACR 7830.
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Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95120Hookem Cow* previously *Betty458BG 754BS
95120 (458th BG, 754th BS, *Hookem Cow* previously *Betty*) crashed on takeoff Apr 14, 1945 at Horsham St Faith on mission to Pointe de Grave, France. Port inner engine flash-flamed and lost power during takeoff, crashed into trees, caught fire, and broke up. Only 2 crewmembers survived, both injured. Inhabitants of nearby houses escaped as bombload did not explode.
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Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95159n/a458BG 755BS5631
95159 (458th BG, 755th BS) collided with 42-95183 while assembling over Cromer May 27, 1944. Lost tail section, crashed into North Sea. MACR 5631. All 10 crew killed.
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Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95177n/a458BG n/a7237
95177 first served with 458th BG, 652nd BS, May 1944 to 492nd BG, 857th BS, July 1944 to 492nd BG, 859th BS. Lost Jul 7, 1944 on mission to Bernburg. MACR 7237. 6 KIA, 4 POW.
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Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95183n/a458BG 755BS5632
95183 (458th BG, 755th BS) collided with 42-91519 during assembly over Cromer May 27, 1944. Flight engineer and tail gunner bailed out under pilot's orders and presumably drowned over North Sea. Plane made a safe landing with remaining 8 crewmembers back at Horsham St. Faith. MACR 5632
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Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95272Pursui9t of Happiness458BG 755BS
95272 *Pursui9t of Happiness* first served with 458th BG, 755th BS, May 1944 transferred to 492nd BG, 856thBS, Aug 1944 transferred to 392 BG, 576 BS. Crashlanded Feb 14, 1945 between Wendling and Shipdham, UK, salvaged.
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Ford B-24H-30-FO Liberator42-95316Princess Pat458BG 752BS
95316 (458th BG, 752nd BS, *Princess Pat*) crashed near Bonn, Germany on mission to Lechfeld Apr 9, 1945 and damaged beyond repair. Salvaged Apr 20, 1945.
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Consolidated B-24J-55-CF Liberator44-10491The Iron Duke458BG 754BS12675
10491 (458th BG, 754th BS, *The Iron Duke*) shot down Feb 22, 1945 on raid on marshaling yards at Peine, Germany. MACR 12675
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Consolidated B-24J-155-CO Liberator44-40281n/a458BG n/a
40281 (458th BG/753re BS) crash landed Feb 13, 1945 Norwich, England, caught fire, and was salvaged.
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Consolidated B-24J-155-CO Liberator44-40283n/a458BG 753BS
40283 (458th BG/753rd BS) crashed at Norwich, England on return from mission to Hellendorf, Germany Jan 14, 1945. All but one of the crew were killed, plus two children on the ground.
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Consolidated B-24J-155-CO Liberator44-40288Bad Girl458BG 753BS
40288 (458th BG, 753rd BS, *Bad Girl*) crashed Oct 2, 1944.
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Ford B-24L-10-FO Liberator44-49544n/a458BG 755BS
49544 (458th BG, 755th BS) returned to USA in 1946 and sent to Walnut Ridge, Ark Jan 17, 1946 and scrapped there.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html


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