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Arthur A Danekas


See pilot, Ivan M. Wright, for list of missions.



  • Ivan Wright

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 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...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 787th Bomb Squadron


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...


Event Location Date
Born Nebraska, USA 28 August 1921
Survived crash Eads, CO 81036, USA 21 February 1944

A Douglas built B-24H Liberator heavy bomber went out of control and crashed 6.5 miles north, northeast of Eads while on a night navigation flight from Pueblo AAB. Occupants of a house one mile east of the crash site witnessed the aircraft pass directly over their house and crash. Neighbors helped extinguish the prairie grass fire begun by the burning wreckage. Two men, S/Sgt. James W. Love, instructor engineer, and Cpl. Arthur A. Danekas, gunner, managed to parachute to safety just before the crash. The body of a third man was found in the stubble of a wheat field, his chute not deployed.

466th BG Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 30 August 1944 – 25 March 1945
Lived in Utica, NE 68456, USA 1945
Died Sacramento, CA, USA 28 July 2006


Date Contributor Update
06 December 2015 20:01:27 466thHistorian Changes to service number, biography, events and aircraft associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
01 January 2015 20:24:14 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:00 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, page 345