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Elmo E Maiden

Military

Service

People

  • Bernard Atkins

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

  • Kenneth Chester

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

  • Vernon Hayden

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

  • William Hoopes

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • Guerino Petti

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Herbert Rosenkoff

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

  • Gustave Roussel

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

  • William Thomason

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

  • Joseph Zebrowski

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 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...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 665

    5 October 1944

  • 667

    6 October 1944

  • 8th Air Force 670

    9 October 1944
    Black Week

  • 682

    18 October 1944

  • 685

    22 October 1944

  • 688

    25 October 1944

  • 693

    30 October 1944

  • 698

    2 November 1944

  • 702

    5 November 1944

  • 709

    10 November 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 Kansas City, KS, USA 1919
Based Attlebridge 5 October 1944 – 4 April 1945
Landed Great Ashfield, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK 18 October 1944

Landed at Great Ashfield due to weather and/or fuel shortage after returning from a mission to Cologne.

Mission #17 Le Bourget, France 27 December 1944

Lost engines #3 and #4 and only had 1/2 power on #2. This happened about 10 miles SE or Verdun. Made a low speed landing without brakes at Le Bourget Airfield. Used up all the run way, killed a jackrabbit and snapped off the nose gear before coming to a stop.
B-24J-5-DT #42-51352

Graduated Lawrence, KS, USA 1948

BS - Mechanical Engineering
Kansas University

Played varsity basketball, football and baseball under legendary coach Phog Allen

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2020 01:59:22 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Archives - Mission Report for 22 Oct 1944
NARA Research done by Brad Sullivan

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2016 00:31:03 Elmo466 Changes to service number and mission associations
Sources

Source is WW II pilot Elmo Maiden

Date Contributor Update
30 September 2016 23:41:10 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
30 September 2016 23:39:48 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

"Attlebridge Diaries" - John Woolnough
page 134

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2015 04:34:20 466thHistorian Changes to mission associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2015 04:29:53 466thHistorian Changes to events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2014 02:25:10 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2014 01:24:37 466thHistorian Changes to media associations
Sources

466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2014 01:23:56 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations
Sources

466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2014 01:23:00 466thHistorian Changes to media associations
Sources

466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2014 01:22:22 466thHistorian Changes to role and media associations
Sources

466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000

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