466th BG Mission Route Map
1 May 1944 - Liege, Belgium M/Y
This mission was scheduled to leave at 1300. It was called off at 1330 and the crews were released to go back to their barracks. It was put back "on" again at 1445 for a 1515 takeoff. This didn't exactly set well with the crews! Take off finally happened at 1530. No fighter opposition, but plenty of flak. Heavy ground haze during let down. Nine crews flew both missions this day, with takeoff times 13 hours apart.
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...
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...