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784th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

Commanding officers
  • Roger Hamel

    Military | Major | Squadron Commander - Command Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

Structure

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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...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Attlebridge

Connections

People

  • Joseph Adams

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • Curtis Adamy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Wayne Ahern

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

  • Glen Alexander

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Lead Crew Squadron Operations Officer AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC

  • Archibald Allison

    Military | Corporal (5th Grade) | Radio Mechanic | 466th Bomb Group

  • Thomas Allison

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

  • Harold Anderson

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • William Anderson

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

  • Raphael Anthony

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Nose Gunner | 458th Bomb Group

  • Ronald Arbaugh

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

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Aircraft

  • 41-29364 Stardust

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29399 Play Boy

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29422 Rebel Yell

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-110160 Chris' Crate

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-110188

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-51531

    B-24 Liberator
    For reasons unknown, the Liberator left formation over The Netherlands and was lsot, with all 10 men on board Missing In Action (MIA). They are all memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge.

  • 42-52516 Virgin Sturgeon

    B-24 Liberator
    Mission 291 350 B-24s are dispatched to aviation industry targets in Brunswick 1944-04-08 - MACR #: 3796 Notes: 52516 (466th BG, 784th BS) lost Apr 8, 1944, Germany. MACR 3796

  • 42-52596 Mammy Yokum

    B-24 Liberator
    Mission 291 350 B-24s are dispatched to aviation industry targets in Brunswick. 1944-04-08 - MACR #: 3846 Notes: 52596 (466th BG, 784th BS, *Mammy Yokum*) lost Apr 8, 1944, Germany. MACR 3846

  • 42-52597 Lady Lightning

    B-24 Liberator
    Our pilot (Arthur Kraft) picked the plane up at the Willow Run factory and had to sign a $50,000 voucher. We were a new group. In February 1944 we took off from West Palm Beach, F:L, stopped in Trinidad and then on to Belem, Brazil. From there we...

  • 42-95592 Black Cat

    B-24 Liberator
    On 21 April 1945 B-24 Liberator "Black Cat" became the last heavy bomber to be shot down in the European Theatre of Operations. ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:52:04 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added.

Date Contributor Update
09 January 2015 22:20:08 466thHistorian Changes to commanding officers associations
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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