458th Bombardment Group (H)

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

Aircraft

About half of the 458th's Liberators can be seen in this photo of the maximum effort on Dec. 24, 1944

Photo: Rick Rokicki

SQUADRON CODES

752nd - 7V  753rd - J4  754th - Z5  755th - J3


Names and Serial Number

Aircraft-Named-REV1
 Name  Block Mfg  Serial No. SQ RCL  Comments
A & G FISH SHOPPE B-24JSH-1 FO 42-50684 J3 D EMERG LANDING CONTINENT
A DOG'S LIFE B-24JAZ-155 CO 44-40281 J4 Q CRASH HORSHAM
ABLE MABEL B-24H-20 FO 42-95008 J3 R LOST - 29 JUN 44
ADMIRABLE LITTLE CHARACTER B-24H-15 FO 42-52335 Z5 R LOST - 25 APR 44
AL'S YOUTH B-24   unknown Z5 H  
ARISE MY LOVE AND COME WITH ME  B-24J-5 FO 42-50768 Z5 A  
BABY SHOES B-24J-1 FO 42-50555 J3 G  
BACHELOR’S PARADISE B-24H-15 FO 42-52432 J3 P LOST - 9 APR 44
BACHELOR'S BEDLAM B-24JAZ-155 CO 44-40287 J4 J  
BAD GIRL B-24JAZ-155 CO 44-40288 J4 S CRASH HORSHAM
BASTARD B-24J-1 FO 42-50720 Z5 R  
BATTLE AXE B-24   unknown      
BECKY B-24H-25 FO 42-95216 J4 K  
BELLE OF BOSTON B-24H-15 FO 42-52404 Z5 Q CRASH FRETTENHAM
BIG CHIEF LIL’ BEAVER B-24J-5 FO 42-51514 7V B  
“BIG DICK” HARD TO HIT B-24J-100 CO 42-100433 J3 B LOST - 6 AUG 44
BIG-TIME OPERATOR B-24H-10 CF 41-29288 J3 L  
BLONDIES' FOLLY B-24H-10 CF 41-29331 J3 F DITCHED - 16 MAR 44
BO B-24H-10 DT 41-28718 7V M INTERNED SWEDEN
BO II B-24H-25 FO 42-95177 7V S  
BOMB TOTIN' MAMA B-24H-10 CF 41-29295 Z5 K LOST - 9 APR 44
BOMB-AH-DEAR B-24JAZ-100 CO 42-100431 J4 B LOST - 30 OCT 44
BOMBS AWAY B-24H-25 FO 42-95096 Z5 U INTERNED SWITZERLAND
BREEZY LADY B-24J-140 CO 42-110141 J4 U  
BRINEY MARLIN B-24H-25 FO 42-95183 J4 O  
BUGS BUNNY B-24J-1 FO 42-50640 Z5 O  
COOKIE B-24H-25 FO 42-95165 Z5 S  
COOKIE / OPEN POST B-24J-401 CF 42-50499 7V F  
DAISY MAE B-24   unknown      
DEAR MOM B-24H-10 CF 41-29277 752   INTERNED SPAIN
DIXIE BELLE B-24H-25 FO 42-95163 Z5 K CRASH HORSHAM
DIXIE BELLE 2nd / SPOTTED APE B-24H-10 DT 41-28697 Z5 P CRASH HORSHAM
DIXIE DUDROP B-24H-5 DT 41-28666      
DOROTHY KAY SPECIAL B-24J-401 CF 42-50456 Z5 D  
DOWNWIND-LEG B-24H-10 DT 41-28721 J4 L  
DREAM BOAT / SPARE PARTS B-24H-10 DT 41-28706 J4 F CRASH ODIHAM
DUSTY'S DOUBLE TROUBLE B-24H-25 DT 42-51179 J3 P  
E.T.O. PLAYHOUSE B-24H-20 CF 42-50314 7V L LOST - 11 SEP 44
EASTERN BEAST B-24H-10 DT 41-28743 J3 F WEATHER / ASSY SHIP
ELMER / LADY LUCK B-24J-130 CO 42-110070 Z5 E  
ENVY OF 'EM ALL B-24H-20 CF 42-50279 Z5 T  
ENVY OF 'EM ALL II B-24H-25 FO 42-95108 Z5 M  
FILTHY MCNAUGHTY B-24J-1 FO 42-50608 Z5 W  
FINAL APPROACH B-24H-15 FO 42-52457 7V Q LOST - 9 APR 45
FIRST SERGEANT B-24D-30 CO 42-40127 Z5 Z BURNED ON RUNWAY
FLAK MAGNET B-24H-10 CF 41-29273 J4 Q LOST - 22 APR 44
FLAK MAGNET II (shark jaws) B-24H-20 DT 41-28962 J4 N TRSF 467BG
FORD’S FOLLY B-24H-15 FO 42-52515 Z5 H LOST - 6 MAR 44
FORD'S FOLLIES B-24M-10 FO 44-50715 Z5 G  
FRITZI B-24H-10 CF 41-29329 7V L LOST - 23 MAR 44
GAS HOUSE MOUSE B-24H-25 FO 42-95050 7V J SALVAGE 11 DEC 44
GATOR B-24H-1 FO 42-7516 7V   CRASH HORSHAM
GINNY B-24H-10 DT 41-28669 752 G CRASH HORSHAM
GWEN B-24J-140 CO 42-110184 J3 F LOST - 25 AUG 44
HEAVENLY BODY B-24H-20 DT 41-28942 7V U LOST - 9 AUG 44
HEAVENLY HIDEAWAY B-24H-30 CF 42-50449 J4 W MID-AIR COLLISION ENGLAND
HELL'S ANGEL’S B-24H-15 CF 41-29596 Z5 R MID-AIR COLLISION ENGLAND
HERE I GO AGAIN B-24H-25 FO 42-95179 7V X CRASHED ENGLAND
HOOKEM COW / BETTY / STINKY B-24H-25 FO 42-95120 J3 M CRASH HAINFORD
HOT BOX B-24   unknown      
HOWLING BANSHEE B-24JAZ-155 CO 44-40273 J4 T  
I'LL BE BACK B-24H-10 CF 41-29305 Z5 N  
JAYHAWKER B-24H-5 DT 41-28667 7V F INTERNED SWEDEN
JOLLY ROGER B-24J-5 FO 42-50864 J3 B LOST - 14 OCT 44
JOLLY ROGER B-24J-165 CO 44-40475 J3 V  
JUDY'S BUGGY B-24H-10 FO 42-52293 754    
JUNIOR B-24H-25 FO 42-95116 Z5 V LOST - 31 JUL 44
KISS ME BABY B-24JAZ-155 CO 44-40264 J4 K  
LADY JANE B-24H-25 FO 42-95133 J4 K CRASH NORWICH
LADY PEACE B-24JSH-1 FO 42-95557 J3 H LADY PEACH?
LARRUPIN' LINDA B-24J-401 CF 42-50502 7V A  
LASSIE COME HOME B-24JAZ-155 CO 44-40283 J4 I CRASH NORWICH
LAST CARD LOUIE B-24H-15 FO 42-52441 J3 I  
LIBERTY LIB B-24H-10 CF 41-29303 7V H  
LILY MARLENE B-24J-5 FO 42-50907 J3 D CRASH HYDE'S FARM
LINDA LOU B-24J-5 FO 42-50764 Z5 I  
LITTLE LAMBSY DIVEY B-24J-100 CO 42-100407 J3 A CRASH BELGIUM
LITTLE SHEPPARD B-24H-10 DT 41-28711 755  
LORELEI B-24H-10 CF 41-29300 J4 M LOST - 11 JUL 44
LUCKY 13 / LUCKY “ 1” B-24J-5 FO 42-51561 7V G CRASH BELGIUM
LUCKY STRIKE B-24H-10 DT 41-28709 7V I
MARY HARRIET B-24-140 CO 42-110149    
MEAT AROUND THE CORNER B-24H-10 DT 41-28738 Z5 O CRASH SWITZERLAND
MINNIE / OLD LEMON B-24H-1 DT 41-28628 753  
MISS CARRIAGE B-24H-1/15 DT 41-28xxx      
MISS GUS B-24H-25 FO 42-95xxx      
MISS PAT B-24H-25 FO 42-95106 Z5 L LOST - 17 JUN 44
MISS USED B-24JAZ-155 CO 44-40277 J4 P  
MIZPAH B-24J-95 CO 42-100366 Z5 B  
MONYA B-24J-160 CO 44-40424 7V F  
MY ASS'AM DRAGON B-24H-15 FO 42-52332 754 F  
MY BUNNIE B-24H-15 CF 41-29567 7V G  
MY BUNNIE II B-24J-1 DT 42-51270 7V A  
NOKKISH B-24H-10 CF 41-29302 7V P CRASH HORSHAM
OH MONA! B-24LHO-10 FO 44-49544 J3 E  
OLD DOC'S YACHT B-24H-20 FO 42-95018 Z5 J  
OLE SATAN B-24H-10 CF 41-29298 755 G LOST - 3 MAR 44
OUR .. MAMA B-24   unknown      
OUR BURMA B-24J-1 FO 42-50740 J3 F  
PADDLEFOOT B-24H-10 DT 41-28719 J3 Q  
PANHANDLE PEGGY B-24 FO unknown      
PATCHIE B-24H-25 FO 42-95219 7V W  
PLUTOCRAT B-24H-15 FO 42-52455 7V O  
PRINCESS PAT B-24H-30 FO 42-95316 J3 N EMERG LAND BELGIUM
PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS B-24H-25 FO 42-95272 J4 K  
RHAPSODY IN JUNK B-24H-10 DT 41-28733 J4 P LOST - 18 JUN 44
ROLL CALL B-24H-10 CF 41-29299 754 M LOST - 6 MAR 44
ROUGH RIDERS B-24H-15 CF 41-29342 J3 S LOST - 9 SEP 44
ROYAL FLUSH B-24JAZ-155 CO 44-40291 J4 O CRASH HORSHAM
S.O.L. B-24JAZ-145 CO 44-40066 J4 V  
SATAN'S MATE B-24JAZ-95 CO 42-100341 J4 A LOST - 11 JUL 44
SHACK TIME B-24JAZ-155 CO 44-40275 J4 L  
SHOO SHOO BABY B-24H-20 DT 42-51095 Z5 Q LOST - 29 JUN 44
SILVER CHIEF B-24JAZ-150 CO 44-40201 J4 N  
SKI-NOSE B-24H-10 FO 42-52160 755   ORIG A/C TRSF 392BG
SKY ROOM B-24J-1 FO 42-50578 Z5 U  
SLEEPY TIME GAL B-24   unknown J3    
SPITTEN KITTEN / SKY TRAMP B-24J-145 CO 44-40126 Z5 D  
SQUAT'N DROPPIT B-24H-10 DT 41-28710 755   ORIG A/C TRSF 448BG
STAR DUST B-24J-1 FO 42-50516 Z5 B  
STINKY B-24H-30 DT 42-51200 J4 B  
SWEET LORRAINE / BOOMERANG B-24J-95 CO 42-100362 Z5 A LOST - 7 JUL 44
SWEET SUE B-24LHO-15 FO 44-49926 Z5 S  
TABLE STUFF B-24JAZ-155 CO 44-40285 J4 H  
TAIL WIND B-24H-15 CF 41-29359 J3 J DITCHED - 5 AUG 44
TEN GUN DOTTIE B-24J-65 CF 44-10602 J3 A  
THE BEAST (BEASTFACE) B-24J-100 CO 42-100408 J4 D  
THE BIRD B-24J-100 CO 42-100425 J3 D CRASH SPIXWORTH
THE CAT'S ASS B-24H-20 FO 42-94946 7V R INTERNED SWITZERLAND
THE FLYING CIRCUS B-24   unknown      
THE GYPSY QUEEN B-24H-30 DT 42-51196 J3 Q  
THE IRON DUKE B-24J-55 CF 44-10491 Z5 I LOST - 22 FEB 45
THE PIED PIPER B-24H-30 DT 42-51206 J3 S  
THE SHACK B-24J-155 CO 44-40298 Z5 E  
THE TRAVLIN BAG B-24J-5 FO 42-50912 J4 D  
THE WORRY BIRD B-24H-1/20 CF 41-29xxx / 50xxx      
TIME’S A WASTIN’ B-24JAZ-140 CO 42-110163 J4 M  
TOP O’ THE MARK B-24H-25 DT 42-51110 7V P  
URGIN’ VIRGIN / The ROTTEN SOCK B-24H-10 CF 41-29276 J4 T  
V B-24H-10 DT 41-28735 J4 S  
VALE OREGAN B-24J-95 CO 42-100357 Z5 D SHOT DOWN by INTRUDERS
WABBIT TWACKS B-24H-15 FO 42-52392 J4 O LOST - 8 APR 44
WE'LL GET BY B-24J-145 CO 44-40118 7V E DESTROYED EXPLOSION on BASE 
WHAT A COOKY B-24 CF unknown      
WOLFGANG B-24J-95 CO 42-100365 7V B LOST - 12 JUL 44
WOLVES LAIR B-24H-15 CF 41-29352 7V K  
WURF'LESS B-24H-15 FO 42-52382 7V J LOST - 18 APR 44
WYNN WITH PAGE B-24   unknown      
YANKEE BUZZ-BOMB B-24H-15 CF 41-29340 7V N  
YE OLDE HELLGATE B-24H-10 DT 41-28705 J4 H  
YOKUM BOY B-24J-90 CO 42-100311 7V A  
YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU B-24H-25 FO 42-95117 7V M LOST - 20 JUL 44
YOU'VE HAD IT B-24M-10 FO 44-50766 7V J


Aircraft not named, or name unknown

Aircraft-NoName-REV1
 Ship # / Pilot List "Unknown" #  Block Mfg  Serial No. SQ RCL  Comments
SHIP #005 / UNKNOWN 034 B-24H-20 FO 42-95005 Z5 H  
SHIP #059 / UNKNOWN 056 B-24J-130 CO 42-110059 J3 E  
SHIP #097 / UNKNOWN 022 B-24H-20 DT 42-51097 J3 T CRASH LAND FRANCE
SHIP #134 / UNKNOWN 039 B-24J-145 CO 44-40134 J4 R CRASH LAND HORSHAM
SHIP #150 B-24J-140 CO 42-110150     491BG
SHIP #159 B-24H-25 FO 42-95159 J3 P ROUGH RIDERS II (No artwork)
SHIP #172 / UNKNOWN 017 B-24J-140 CO 42-110172 Z5 D MID AIR COLLISION ENGLAND 
SHIP #179 / UNKNOWN 010 B-24H-1 CF 41-29179   Z  
SHIP #199 / UNKNOWN 023 B-24H-30 DT 42-51199 Z5 U  
SHIP #215 / UNKNOWN 024 B-24H-30 DT 42-51215 J3 T LOST - 22 FEB 45
SHIP #261 / UNKNOWN 042 B-24LHO-5 FO 44-49261 J3 A  
SHIP #274 / UNKNOWN 029 B-24H-10 FO 42-52274 J3 H  
SHIP #278 B-24J-155 CO 44-40278     389BG?
SHIP #286 / UNKNOWN 011 B-24H-10 CF 41-29286 753 R LOST - 6 MAR 44
SHIP #292 B-24H-10 CF 41-29292 753   ORIG A/C TRSF 446BG
SHIP #306 B-24H-10 CF 41-29306     ORIG A/C TRSF445BG
SHIP #306 / UNKNOWN 030 B-24H-15 FO 42-52306 753 I LOST - 6 MAR 44
SHIP #320 / UNKNOWN 018 B-24H-20 CF 42-50320 J4 J  
SHIP #353 / UNKNOWN 049 B-24H-15 FO 42-52353 Z5 J SHOT DOWN by INTRUDERS
SHIP #364 B-24H-15 FO 42-52364 752   ORIG A/C TRSF 445BG
SHIP #373 / UNKNOWN 051 B-24J-5 DT 42-51373 J4 S  
SHIP #423 / UNKNOWN 031 B-24H-15 FO 42-52423 J3 R LOST - 9 APR 44
SHIP #450 / UNKNOWN 032 B-24H-15 FO 42-52450 Z5 G LOST - 6 MAR 44
SHIP #470 / UNKNOWN 013 B-24H-15 CF 41-29470 J3 O  
SHIP #487 B-24J-55 CF 44-10487 7V B Girl on Surfboard (No name)
SHIP #489 / UNKNOWN 014 B-24H-15 CF 41-29489 J4 I  
SHIP #504 / UNKNOWN 019 B-24J-401 CF 42-50504 7V D  
SHIP #539 / UNKNOWN 045 B-24M-5 FO 44-50539 J4 B  
SHIP #554 / UNKNOWN 050 B-24JSH-1 FO 42-95554 Z5 E  
SHIP #575 / UNKNOWN 020 B-24J-1 FO 42-50575 J3 E  
SHIP #610 / UNKNOWN 037 B-24JSH-1 FO 42-95610 7V D  
SHIP #618 / UNKNOWN 038 B-24J-70 CF 44-10618 J3 T  
SHIP #618 / UNKNOWN 052 B-24M-5 FO 44-50618 Z5 S  
SHIP #628 / UNKNOWN 033 B-24JSH-1 FO 42-95628 J3 K  
SHIP #667 / UNKNOWN 053 B-24MSH-10 FO 44-50667 J3 R  
SHIP #669 / UNKNOWN 026 B-24JSH-10 FO 42-51669 J3 J  
SHIP #671 / UNKNOWN 001 B-24H-0 DT 41-28671 J4 K CRASH HORSHAM
SHIP #673 / UNKNOWN 054 B-24M-10 FO 44-50673 J3 Q  
SHIP #678 / UNKNOWN 002 B-24H-10 DT 41-28678 J3 M LOST - 22 MAR 44
SHIP #682 / UNKNOWN 003 B-24H-10 DT 41-28682 Z5 I  
SHIP #692 B-24H-10 DT 41-28692     ORIG A/C TRSF 392BG
SHIP #693 / UNKNOWN 025 B-24M-10 FO 44-50693 J3 P  
SHIP #720 / UNKNOWN 004 B-24H-10 DT 41-28720 755 N LOST - 8 MAR 44
SHIP #729 / UNKNOWN 046 B-24H-10 DT 41-28729 J4 G CRASH LAND WATTON
SHIP #743 / UNKNOWN 006 B-24JSH-10 FO 42-51743 J3 F  
SHIP #812 / UNKNOWN 016 B-24J-105 CO 42-109812 7V D LOST - 24 DEC 44
SHIP #837 / UNKNOWN 041 B-24JSH-20 FO 44-48837 J3 L  
SHIP #892 / UNKNOWN 055 B-24M-15 FO 44-50892 J3 N  
SHIP #902 / UNKNOWN 043 B-24LSH-15 FO 44-49902 J3 M  
SHIP #910 / UNKNOWN 044 B-24LHO-15 FO 44-49910 J3 D  
SHIP #936 / UNKNOWN 027 B-24JSH-15 FO 42-51936 J3 I  
SHIP #939 / UNKNOWN 028 B-24JSH-15 FO 42-51939 J4 A CRASH NEAR OXFORD
SHIP #954 / UNKNOWN 021 B-24JSH-5 FO 42-50954 J3 A LOST - 16 JAN 45
SHIP #963 / UNKNOWN 007 B-24H-20 DT 41-28963 Z5 V CRASH SWEDEN
SHIP #980 / UNKNOWN 009 B-24H-20 DT 41-28980 J4 V