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Gordon Lyle Gunderson

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  • 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...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

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  • 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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Born 17 May 1924
Lived in Willits, CA 95490, USA 1942

55 School Street

Final Combat Mission France 16 April 1945

"On 16 April 1945 our B-24 collided with one piloted by Lt. Felber. We bailed out. Our aircraft crashed and burned. Upon landing two jeeps came along and we got in one jeep and put some equipment in the other. We were taken to a field near Valencian, France."

Died California, USA 4 June 1966
Buried Willits, CA 95490, USA 7 June 1966

Willits Cemetery
Willits
Mendocino County
California, USA

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Date Contributor Update
13 June 2016 02:34:22 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
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