458th Bombardment Group (H)

  Honoring those who served with the 458th BG during World War II

Henderson Crew - Assigned 754th Squadron - April 18, 1945


Crew Photo Needed


Arrived too late for combat - No Combat Missions

HendersonCrew
 Rank  Name  Serial #  Pos Date  Status   Comments
2Lt Lee G Henderson 0836117 Pilot 18-Apr-45 NCM Assigned from 70th RD
2Lt Richard N Harvey 0782263 Co-pilot 18-Apr-45 NCM Assigned from 70th RD
F/O Charles F Sewell T135959 Navigator 18-Apr-45 NCM Assigned from 70th RD
2Lt Pahos L Poulos 0788082 Bombardier 18-Apr-45 NCM Assigned from 70th RD
Sgt Kenneth C Cox. Jr 39701502 Radio Operator 18-Apr-45 NCM Assigned from 70th RD
Sgt John R Yetzer 33681736 Flight Engineer 18-Apr-45 NCM Assigned from 70th RD 
Sgt Osmer L Bartholomew  36869064 Aerial Gunner 18-Apr-45 NCM Assigned from 70th RD
Sgt Edward L Cahill 13175411  Armorer-Gunner  18-Apr-45 NCM Assigned from 70th RD
Sgt Donald G Eichhorst 36943723 Aerial Gunner 18-Apr-45 NCM Assigned from 70th RD
Sgt Americo D Ferrier 11058168 Aerial Gunner 18-Apr-45 NCM Assigned from 70th RD

Assigned to the 754th Squadron at the end of the air war in Europe, there is virtually no information on the Henderson crew in the 458th records.  Having arrived in the ETO only seven days prior to the Eighth Air Force's cessation of bombing operations, they are not listed as flying any missions as a crew.  There were a number of men in this same circumstance, ten full crews having arrived at the 458th on April 18th and 20th.  It is not known if the Henderson crew or any of the other late arrivals flew over the Continent at all during their brief tour of duty with the 458th.  On May 15th 1945, all of the enlisted men on the crew were promoted from Corporal to Sergeant. On May 17th the entire crew was transferred to the 755th Squadron. 

It is very possible that this crew was assigned to ferry a Liberator back to the United States.  See Ferry Crews.