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Richard Edward Sullivan

Military

Service

People

  • Ronald Fox

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Milton Hinman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Kowalski

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

  • George Leitch

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

  • Herbert May

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

  • Elmer Rieber

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in an auto racing accident in 1947.

  • Andrew Sabol

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

  • Angelo Santandrea

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    During World War II, he flew as a lead bombardier on B-24 bombers out of England over enemy occupied Continental Europe. While assigned to the 466th Bomb Group, 2nd Bomb Division, 8th Air Force, he completed a combat tour of 30 missions from March 22,...

  • William Smith

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 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...

Aircraft

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 273

    22 March 1944
    The German aviation industries at Oraneinburg and Basdorf were the intended primary target for this mission but dense cloud cover prevented the attack on these targets. The secondary target of Berlin, Germany and surrounding Targets of Opportunity (TOs...

  • 8th Air Force 282

    27 March 1944
    This mission might be likened to a "shotgun blast" as a combined force 714 heavy bombers are despatched form all three Air Divisions to attack 11 different German airfields and air depots in France. Mission summary follows: ...

  • 308A

    19 April 1944

  • 315

    24 April 1944

  • 322

    27 April 1944

  • 342A

    7 May 1944

  • 344

    8 May 1944

  • 350

    11 May 1944

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Associated Place

  • 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
Born Argyle, Maine 25 November 1919
466th BG Combat Tour RAF Attlebridge 22 March 1944 – 6 August 1944

Completed a 30 combat mission tour

Died 23 March 1958
Buried South Portland Gardens, Maine 26 March 1958

Bay View Cemetery
South Portland Gardens, Cumberland County, Maine, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 March 2020 00:47:29 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1960/31515_204139-09750?pid=1328297...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/126805333

Date Contributor Update
27 March 2020 00:26:49 466thHistorian Changes to mission associations
Sources

Official Mission Log provided by Brad Sullivan

Date Contributor Update
14 February 2020 17:13:07 Brad Sullivan Changes to awards and mission associations
Sources

OMPF File

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2019 00:51:28 Brad Sullivan Changes to person associations
Sources

VA Headstone request

Date Contributor Update
22 October 2019 01:21:26 Brad Sullivan Changes to events
Sources

2LT Richard E. "Sully" Sullivan
O-609503

Date Contributor Update
22 October 2019 01:08:59 Brad Sullivan Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, highest rank, role, awards, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

2LT Richard E. Sullivan

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, page 351

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