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tomdocherty72
19th Apr 2012, 13:49
I am working on an article about the 753rd BS and in particular the B-24s equipped to use the Azon bomb system. I wish to make contact with any surviving crew members from the following aircraft in order to gather first hand accounts of Azon missions:

CONSOLIDATED B-24JAZ-95 USAAF 458BG 753BS 42-100342 J4-A SATANS MATE
CONSOLIDATED B-24JAZ-150 USAAF 458BG 753BS 44-40201 J4-N SILVER CHIEF
CONSOLIDATED B-24JAZ-155 USAAF 458BG 753BS 44-40264 J4-K KISS ME BABY
CONSOLIDATED B-24JAZ-155 USAAF 458BG 753BS 44-40277 J4-P MISS USED
CONSOLIDATED B-24JAZ-155 USAAF 458BG 753BS 44-40281 J4-Q A DOGS LIFE
CONSOLIDATED B-24JAZ-155 USAAF 458BG 753BS 44-40285 J4-H TABLE STUFF
CONSOLIDATED B-24JAZ-155 USAAF 458BG 753BS 44-40287 J4-J BATCHELORS BEDLAM
CONSOLIDATED B-24JAZ-155 USAAF 458BG 753BS 44-40291 J4-O ROYAL FLUSH

Although I have some photos of these B-24 I would like to source more and to correspond with relatives of the crew members of these aircraft who may have memories of them. Also seeking contact with historians and researchers who may have first hand account or photos they are willing to share. I look forward to hearing from anyone who can help.

Tom Docherty

DeepestSouth
21st Apr 2012, 15:14
Can't help with contacts, I'm afraid, but if you've not already found it Roger Freeman's excellent book 'The Mighty Eighth' has a paragraph on the Azon system on page 156. It includes a picture of 44-40066 coded J4 and with the tail marking 'V', airborne with the rearmost of the three aerial posts visible beneath the tail.

tomdocherty72
21st Apr 2012, 21:05
Thanks DS,

I have the book and will dig it out.

Yours

Tom

T-21
24th Apr 2012, 08:15
Excellent article here 458th Bombardment Group (H) - Honoring those who served with the 458th BG during World War II. (http://www.458bg.com/azonproject.htm)

tomdocherty72
24th Apr 2012, 10:44
Thanks T-21, I spotted that one too.

T-21
26th Apr 2012, 07:09
Tom, There is this Ordnance: Azon Bombs (Smart Bombs) (http://forum.armyairforces.com/Ordnance-Azon-Bombs-Smart-Bombs-m168157.aspx) with thanks to the website.