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B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 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

People

  • Garth Cooper

    Military | 466th Bomb Group

  • Lawrence Elkins

    Military | 466th Bomb Group

  • Warren Falcon

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

  • Ronald Fox

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

  • Harold Grove

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • William Hutchens

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 466th Bomb Group
    DFC/ AM

  • Melvin Kack

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group
    TSGT Kack was a non-combat casualty that occurred after the war. He was assigned to the 34th Station Complement Squadron at RAF Toome, Northern Ireland at the time of his death.

  • Abraham Katz

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

  • George Leitch

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

  • Anthony Loera

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

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Missions

  • 8th Air Force 554

    15 August 1944
    Airfields in NW Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium are the primary targets for this mission. 8th Air Force despatches a total of 932 aircraft. The raid is coordinated with 1,000 Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers and Mosquitos attacking 9 airfields...

Places

  • 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
First 466th BG Mission 62130 Siracourt, France 5 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 November 2017 02:26:07 466thHistorian Changes to description and events
Sources

"Attlebridge Diaries" - John Woolnough
page 204, 213

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2014 21:23:06 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2014 21:22:14 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings and media associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

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