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44-10499

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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Atterholt

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

  • Paul Bridgeman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Jack Campbell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    RTD. B-24J A/C 42-50336 'Pale Ale' crashed when control cables snapped and crew lost control.

  • Raymond Carlson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Richard Durst

    Military | Corporal (5th Grade) | Munitions Specialist | 466th Bomb Group

  • John Grodeon

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

  • George Grosch

    Military | Corporal (5th Grade) | Munitions Specialist | 466th Bomb Group

  • Robert Harrington

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Bob Harrington piloted the B-24 "Troublemaker" (#42-95067), stationed at Attlebridge in the summer of 1944. After nine missions with Troublemaker, on August 15, 1944 he was called up to fly an unfamiliar aircraft, Ramblin' Wreck (#4128932), with a...

  • Harold Johnson

    Military | Private First Class (6th Grade) | Munitions Specialist | 466th Bomb Group

  • Omer Langley

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    ETO/Queen Mary 9/5/42. Home/Queen Mary 6/16/45. Appears of 466th BG/785th BS orders dated 1 June 1945 as a gunner on B-24 #44-10499 piloted by Stuart Peace as a/c #4 departing from Attlebridge as part of Operation Home Run

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Missions

  • 667

    6 October 1944

  • 676

    14 October 1944
    Black Week

  • 683

    19 October 1944

  • 863

    4 March 1945

Events

Event Location Date
1st 466th BG Combat Mission 30629 Misburg, Germany 24 August 1944
Final 466th BG Combat Mission Karlsbad, Germany 17 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 August 2016 01:25:34 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

Attlebridge Diaries - John Woolnough
page 212

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2014 01:43:24 466thHistorian Changes to media associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
03 December 2014 18:04:45 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations and media associations
Sources

466th BG Archives

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