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The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force early in 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 by the USAAF up to VE-Day. The group also tested the operational use of 'Azon' radio-controlled bombs. The 458th flew a total of 240 missions, during which over 13,000 tons of ordnance was dropped, and was achieved at the cost of sixty-five crews MIA or involved in operational accidents. This is their complete history.
|Publisher:||Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.30(d)|