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"Hookem Cow"

US Army Air Force

"Hookem Cow"

"Hookem Cow" s/n 42-95120 from the 754th Bomb Squadron, 458th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. She crashed on takeoff for a mission to Pointe de Grave,France on April 14,1945. The plane hit power lines and crashed in a field. They only had a partial crew of seven on board at the time. The only two survivors were the two men in the waist of the plane,who were badly injured. 2nd Lt. David Totten-pilot KIA 1st Lt. Joseph Szoke-copilot KIA 2nd Lt. Lewis Anderson-navigator KIA Sgt. Thomas Seale-engineer KIA Sgt. Charles May III-radio operator KIA Sgt. Don Neville-top turret gunner WIA F/O Michael Lavonsky-bombardier-WIA (rudeerude)