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B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 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...

  • 489th Bomb Group

    489th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...

  • 4th Bomb Squadron
  • 786th Bomb Squadron
  • 845th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Chester Antkowiak

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew chief | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: GC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Maynard Kisinger

    Civilian | Pilot | 489th Bomb Group
    INT Damaged by flak and landed in Switzerland on 8/11/44 in B-24 Struggle Bunny #4294785

  • Joseph Lee

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Pilot of 'This Above All'

  • Robert Wightman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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
First 466th BG Mission Neunkirchen, Germany 27 December 1944
Crash Landed Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK 5 January 1945

On return from mission to Kern, landing gear wouldn't extend. Crash landed by the Joseph Lee Crew at RAF Woodbridge. No injuries but the a/c was a total loss

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 November 2019 09:27:48 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames, unit associations and person associations
Sources

http://valortovictory.tripod.com/CrewChiefs.htm
http://www.b24bestweb.com/shadrach-v1-1.htm

Date Contributor Update
16 September 2016 16:35:13 Lucy May Changes to unit associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/ruthe-k-the.htm

Date Contributor Update
24 August 2015 00:54:00 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

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