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Robert F Wightman

Military

Service

People

  • David Brandts

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

  • Gordon Gunderson

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

  • Thomas Harrison

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

  • Edward Kondziolka

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Roy Kurtz

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

  • Peter Rowe

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

  • Robert Smith

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier/Pilotage Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew 27 missions over France and Germany, including12 as lead crew. AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC

  • Paul Woodward

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

  • Burton Zucker

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

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 St. Louis, MO, USA 23 September 1921
Lived in St. Louis, MO, USA 1942

8558 Mora Lane

466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 8 October 1944 – 14 April 1945

35 combat missions

Died Northbrook, IL 60062, USA 15 September 2006
Buried Lake Forest, IL, USA 18 September 2006

Saint Marys Cemetery
Lake Forest
Lake County
Illinois, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2020 23:49:53 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Archives - Report on Mission No 155, Gerolstein, Germany - 24 December 1944
NARA Research provided by Brad Sullivan

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2020 02:41:30 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Archives - Report on Mission No 137 Karlsruhe, Germany - 5 November 1944
NARA research by Brad Sullivan

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2020 04:02:51 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

466BG Archives - Mission Report for 14 October 1944
NARA document research by Brad Sullivan

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2020 03:55:14 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Formation Plan 19 October 1944 - NARA

Date Contributor Update
13 June 2016 02:14:37 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, role and events
Sources

"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Chris Brassfield & Earl Wassom

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:27 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 352

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