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B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Heath Carriker

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Dec 23, 44 on mission to Blatchen, ger. flack disabled aileron and rudder control with resulting loss of altitude from 23,000 to 8,000 ft. With elevator controls and all engines we made it back to Base 1:30 late. This was a close call! ...

  • Vernon Hayden

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Howard Lindhart

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Pilot of Crew #643

  • Elmo Maiden

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Gustave Roussel

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group

Missions

  • 676

    14 October 1944
    Black Week

  • 683

    19 October 1944

Places

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Le Bourget, France 27 December 1944

Crash landed due to battle damage and low fuel (had to fight a strong head wind on the return home). Front gear collapsed on landing. The crew emerged uninjured and finished their combat tour.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2014 01:19:35 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft type
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2014 01:19:14 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

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