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Earl Russell Grimm


Earl Grimm served as a tail gunner with the 786th Bomb Squadron of the 466th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Attlebridge, England.


Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb 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


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...


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04 November 2017 00:00:26 mvandemark Changes to middlename


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09 November 2015 04:27:40 mvandemark Changes to service number

From NARA-AAD research page.

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18 February 2015 19:05:52 mvandemark Changes to awards

Awarded March 23, 1944

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01 November 2014 01:05:34 mvandemark Changes to unit associations

My Grandfather was with the 466/786 until the end of the war

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01 November 2014 00:58:25 mvandemark Created entry with surname, firstname, nickname, nationality, highest rank, role, unit associations, place associations and media associations

My grandfather was a B-24 tail gunner with the 466/786 from '44 until the end of the war. I have very little information on his plane.

He passed away in 2004.