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B-24H-15-CF #41-29384 Polaris
466th BG - 787th BS
Code: 6L-R

Crash landed by the John W. Brown Crew on 27 May 1944. All survived and they completed a 30 mission tour.



  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb 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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron


  • John Brown

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    Target Berlin was first mission - March 1944. Flew ill-fated night mission to Hamm, Ger. Supported D-Day. 2 Purple Hearts on crew. DFC, AMw3Oak Leaf Cluster AFLegion of Merit



  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
30 December 2014 23:22:39 466thHistorian Changes to collection

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2014 21:41:03 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom